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THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Carter’s latest is a marvelous combination of wit and heart and a reflection of the way a couple can endure one another’s faults for the sake of love and devotion. Told mostly from Bailey’s point of view, the novel also gives readers a glimpse of Brad’s side through a series of brief journal entries. The tone of the novel is a perfect mix of tenderness and sarcastic hilarity that will have readers empathizing with Bailey and Brad. A fun read with an element of mystery behind the haunting of the lighthouse, this novel will please fans of all literary subgenres.
Bailey and Brad Jordan were childhood sweethearts and have been a couple for years. Now that they’re in their late 30s, Bailey is ready to have children, but Brad’s eccentric business ventures have delayed them from starting a family. When Brad gets in a car accident and has a near-death experience, he is inspired to purchase a lighthouse and start a B&B. They uproot themselves from their comfortable New York City lives to run a bed-and-breakfast that may not only be haunted, but could also be the demise of their marriage. (KENSINGTON, Aug., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Sarah Eisenbraun
Published: August 2012