Last year it was Kathryn Stockett's The Help, this year it's Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson. What do they have common? Buzz. Word of mouth has it that Backseat Saints is one of those books you'll be up reading right before your alarm clock goes off.
Backseat Saints is about a victim of domestic abuse living in the small Alabama town of Fruition. Left by her mother with an abusive father when she was 8, Rose Mae Lolley jumps from the frying pan into the fire when she runs off to Texas when she comes of age, smack dab into the arms of abusive an husband.
To cope with the abuse, Rose creates an alter ego in Ro, the "good girl" who acts the way she thinks her husband expects; Rose, the "bad girl," is obedient up to a point, but is not afraid to goad her husband to more violence.
Then a gypsy gives Rose a reading, and warns her that the only way out of her situation is to kill or be killed.
Joshilyn Jackson grew up on the beaches of Florida's Redneck Riviera, and now lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. Her first book was Gods in Alabama, followed by Between, Georgia, and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Rosa Mae Lolley had a tiny part in Gods in Alabama.
Reserve your copy of the novel Backseat Saints, or the audio. Not sure I can wait. I might have to crack open my wallet with a crowbar and spring for the Kindle version. Regardless, happy reading!
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