Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Roovillle by Julie Long

 Rooville blog tour and discover the answer the age-old question: can you ever go home again? This enlightening story explores the conflicts that arise between tradition and a changing culture that transformed the once customary small town of Martinville into a hub for alternative lifestyle and culture. With wit, wisdom and warmth, Julie Long debuts her fiction writing with a smart and spellbinding story.

Genre: Women’s Fiction/ General Fiction 

My Thoughts:

Rooville was a great read. However it was a bit hard to get in at the beginning. It took such a while that I thought I was not going to like it but it turn out to be very satisfying. Having to read it taught me how to look at different situations with a mindset. Every situation is different and there are so many different perspective to look at things and Long made it clear in my head. I didn't really connect with the characters so much but the story line was very amusing. I like the mindset of how Long went the story. Give this book a go if fiction is a must to read for you.

About RoovilleEven after thirteen years in Southern California, Owen Martin can feel the corners of his squareness still sharply evident. He’s a TV weatherman bored by the beautiful climate. He wants to coach basketball but all the kids play soccer. And he seems to be the only person who thinks a fruit smoothie is a poor substitute for a vanilla shake. When he’s fired from his job, Owen is relieved to head home to Iowa, to the town his ancestors founded and the simple life he knew before his father died. He can’t predict the atmospheric pressure he's about to encounter, which, as any meteorologist knows, is the key catalyst for change. . . .In his absence, Martinville has become the center of the Transcendental Meditation movement and host to all things alternative. There are golden domes for mass meditations, a vegan cafĂ© where the burger joint stood, and all the shop doors around Town Square now face east. But far worse than anything is the danger to the Martin family farm. In a town divided between “Regulars” and “Roos” (gurus), Owen is clear where he stands until he falls for a levitator instead of the down-to-earth girl he had in mind. With old customs and open-mindedness clashing like warm and cold fronts, Owen gets caught in a veritable tornado. Can he save the farm, get the girl, and reunite the town? Maybe . . . if he’s willing to embrace a change in the weather.


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