Saturday, March 17, 2012

Downtown Green

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Author: Judy Christie
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0899-2
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Source: Pump Up Your Book Promotions
Rating: Recommended

About the Book:

Does Lois care enough about Green to follow someone else's ideas to save it?

When the short bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway.  While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend--a town that is merely a shadow of itself.

With the town going backwards, Louis is both intrigued and jealous when a fellow business owner comes up with a strategy to save Green.  But can his plan rescue the town from the path it's on?

About the Author:

Judy Christie owns a consulting firm that helps busy people slow down and enjoy life more.  She is author of the popular Green Series, including Gone to Green and the Hurry Less, Worry Less series, which includes Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms.  Website:


I enjoyed this small town, downtown novel.  Quite honestly, the book tells the ailing truth of downtown areas across the country.  Even large towns and cities are having issues with downtown areas and commerce.  Driving traffic through them can be a hard issue to overcome.  How do you save a dying area?  How do you drive customers into small business?  What if anything can be done and do you stay or go?  All these questions are common and understandable, but will Green become a downtown ghost town or find a way to thrive and stay alive?

I have not read the previous books in this series, which didn't inhibit my reading of this book, but plan to read them soon!  I enjoyed the authors development of the characters and flow of the plot.  The book makes you feel like home, no matter what town you live in.  It represents small towns across America quite accurately.  I loved the quaint, historic and family like aspects of Green.  The characters were like friends and family, I easily slipped into their lives and understood their troubles.  I was happy when they were happy and sad when they were sad.  I really rooted for them and their town, which their love of is evident. 

If your looking for a quick and easy read this one will be enjoyable to you.  It not to deep but not shallow either.  It has just enough to keep you reading and plenty to make you want to read more.  I look forward to starting at the beginning of this series and following that characters through the novels.

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