Another all nighter. I must remember not to start books in the evening thinking I’ll be able to put them down when I should go to sleep! Just to be fair I must say “Drat you, Lani Diane Rich, for keeping me up until the wee hours with your book!” (If you click Lani’s link you may discover that Lucy March appears instead of Lani. Lani is Lucy’s evil twin. Well okay, they are the same person, but still.
Time Off for Good Behavior is the story of Wanda Lane, a smart woman with a unfortunate and rebelious past. Her past comes back to bite her, of course. Isn’t that what unfortunate pasts are for? There is a lovely hero named Walter. Walter is a lawyer who looks like Jimmy Stewart. I fell for Walter, if I knew where Walter lived I’d be camped on his doorstep. I REALLY liked Walter, can you tell?
I liked Wanda too. She’s trying to clean up her act. Acomplish things. Be a better person. All this and avoid her murderous ex-husband too. It’s a lot for one woman to handle, but Wanda manages with a little help from a friend and a bottle of Scotch named Albert.
I admire Lani for her ability to tackle difficult subjects while telling a compelling story and making me laugh. She has more courage than I do. Wanda is flawed but she is able to rise above her past for her happy ending. As a pretty flawed person myself I like the thought that we can all achieve a happily ever after.
Time Off for Good Behavior is well written, compelling and well worth the time invested and the cranky next day. Two cranky days in the space of one week – I must be reading some really good stuff!