Traumatized by visits to the nursing home to see their elderly aunt, Louise and her sister Jeannie made a youthful pact to not live past age eighty. Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?
Eighty and Out Editorial Review:
“An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown
I agreed to review this book because I found the summary interesting and intriguing. I wondered how the author would paint a picture of two women that have made a pact to only live to the age of eighty. I find it crazy to put a limit on your life but I also know God has a plan for everyone and that may be exactly what you are thinking. My grandmother passed away exactly a year ago this Easter. It was a very hard time for my family but I later found out that she had told other family members that she didn’t want to be a widow for more then 30 years. See I was born in March of ’85 and my Grandpa passed away in May of ’85. When my grandmother passed away it was the month before she would have been a widow for 30 years. Also, my grandmother was a devoted Lutheran and she would go to church, bible studies, and pot lucks so to pass away on Easter with the reminder of the resurrection was so comforting and perfect in everyway!
Ok, back to the book. This story is of two girls. They start young but you quickly go through the years through marriages, struggles and children. This book had me on the edge of my seat ready for the next exciting adventure the girls would go through. This book was a WONDERFUL read and the author did a great job telling the sweet girls story but moving it along quickly and keeping the reader interested in what would happen next. Let me know if you read it and what you think!
“Kim Cano is one of the great writers of our time who will make you feel and think, laugh and cry and in the end nod your head in agreement.” – Miki’s Hope
“A women’s fiction novel that follows the life of a girl into a woman. Honestly, this is one to keep on the shelves and read again.” – Life as Leels
“As with all of Kim Cano’s books that I have read, you become mesmerized by the story, a beautiful, gentle story of coming of age, love, loss, despair and happiness.” – Beck Valley Books
About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women’s fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.
Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. and for adults who are young at heart.
Kim Cano lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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