Almost Always by Bobbi Reed – my Mom stops by for a review

Almost AlwaysAlmost Always. Published in 2012, 320 pages

When Bobbi contacted me in October and asked me to read her book I said yes right away.  She is a fellow buckeye and the cover was too cute to resist.  As I took it with me on our Thanksgiving trip home I realized that I might not get this read much before Christmas so I asked my Mom if she would read it and post a few thoughts.  She said yes 🙂  I hope to read it soon, especially since my mom loved it so much.  Thanks, Mom!

Here’s the way Eva sees it: if John is so concerned about her butting into strangers’ lives, he shouldn’t leave her sitting at a table in Bob Evans with nothing to occupy her time . . .

Enter Cecelia-a pregnant teenager who needs a family for her baby.  Fate has placed her at the table behind Eva and John.

Now Eva has a chance-a chance to give her daughter, Shelly, the one thing Shelly desperately wants.

But nothing is ever as easy as it seems.

Because sometimes daughters are not born to us-they are gifted by desperate teenagers-or seated behind us at Bob Evans . . .

Mom’s take…

Eva is a kind-hearted meddler who does her best to influence others to make the same choices she would make.  She tries to orchestrate things to fit her idea of a perfect outcome.  It is entertaining to see how this personality trait plays out in Eva’s interactions with her family and friends.  In the process of trying to fix up others’ lives, she makes a few mistakes.

This book encompasses so much more than Eva trying to find a baby for her daughter.  She longs for the ‘Mommy days’ when she was the most important person in the world and could make her children happy.

I was easily drawn to the characters and the story line.   Everyone can find some things to relate to in the book that will make you laugh and cry.

This was a great read that I couldn’t put down.  I loved it and highly recommend it.