Rodgers treats her haunted characters with keen insight and empathy, offering them the second, third, fourth chances that all of us flawed human beings need. Warriors fight, they become battle weary, they lay down their lives for others. Anyone caught being on the cellphone en route to the golf course is probably a. Using journal entries was an illuminating technique; they gave insight and flow to the plot. Johnnie battles internal demons that cause physical actions difficult to understand by many.
He stepped on a landmine in Vietnam, leaving fifteen year old Victoria Grubbs pregnant and alone. There were several aspects of the novel I enjoyed. Kathleen Rodgers takes a set of everyday people and relates their lives in fascinating detail. I fell in love with Johnnies family friends and neighbor friends. There are no pompous fillers, no overdrawn and long winded descriptions or expressions.
She wants to make things right, but only the unanswered questions of the past can resolve the unhappiness she now experiences. She writes her way to an understanding of her abandonment, bulimia, shame and self-concept issues. Characters in Johnnie Come Lately make mistakes and then we watch them deal with the consequences. The plot, with its unraveling familial mysteries, makes the book easy to read. He lacks essential and may have little or no sense of humour.
Why won't her mother just come and talk to her? You are pulled in from the first moment, and with every page turn, it becomes more and more difficult to put the book down. He was her savior and she was his saint. Marvel, and Mama became real people to me. She writes with insight, honesty and mastery of craft. Rodgers puts the reader in the frantic mind of a recovering bulimic who fights to keep a grip on her self-destructive nature as her life begins to fall apart around her. And they had so many, many secrets. One of my favorite things about this author, is her talent for creating such rich and loveable, real characters, that almost any one can identify with.
How did her Uncle Johnny really die? People in real life make mistakes. I discovered Kathleen Rodgers through Southern Writers Magazine, bought Johnnie Come Lately on Kindle, and tore through it in four days. Why was she named after an uncle who died tragically? Her charming writing style puts one at ease and Johnnie Come Lately is a novel I recommend reading. The mother of two grown sons, Thomas and J. I so enjoyed this masterfully crafted book because it has substance, makes you think and evokes emotions with perfect timing, humor and the kind of magic only an accomplished writer can evoke. I am glad I didn't pass this book up as it is an absolute 5 Star Read!! In Johnnie Come Lately, subjects such as marriage, motherhood, the sins of the family, and the secrets we keep are woven throughout the story in a voice and manner I found readily accessible.
She has a handsome, hardworking husband who adores her, and they live in the historic North Texas town of Portion in a charming bungalow. The Kyle family story examines the unintended consequ Johnnie Come Lately by Kathleen M. And having a main character Johnnie named for dead Uncle Johnny. What great secret separates them? The mother of two grown sons, Thomas and J. Not until her ghosts reveal themselves. Quite simply I do not want the story to end. I have not read anything else by the author, but, after this, will look for other works by her.
Hope you figured out a little bit about Mama. Meeting the new neighbour who constantly relives events in his past and hearing of a young soldier's injuries make her see things in another perspective. I've just finished reading Johnnie Come Lately, a novel by Kathleen Rodgers. Her devoted husband Dale has recently learned of the brief affair A beautiful, heartfelt family drama and mystery. Quite simply I do not want the story to end. But she never finished college and her only creative outlet is a journal of letters addressed to both the living and the dead.
Kathleen Rodgers takes a set of everyday people and relates their lives in fascinating detail. How did her Uncle Johnny really die? Or perhaps they never went away to begin with. Johnnie was named after her uncle Johnny that died before she was born. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews if circumstances allow and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. I could not put it down. A newcomer to success; being new to wealth, and having relatively little culture, he spends it without caution or , often with a penchant for the very modern or fashionable.