In looking to refresh my memory on another character's name (didn't happen) I stumbled across #Fuse 8's review of the book and I couldn't agree more. #Fuse 8 Production - The Trouble With May Amelia I follow this blog on my RSS, but my RSS has certainly been getting dusty lately (as has my blog writing) so I must have missed this the first time around.
What Elizabeth Bird says about the cover reminds me of a few things.
One portrays the times and the characters quite well. It says a lot about the plot too.
Turtle In Paradise. Same story.
Again, it's pretty. In fact I love it. But...Turtle NEVER goes to the beach and walks wistfully along with a starfish. Ever.
And now, The Trouble With May Amelia. Being Finnish, I would assume May Amelia would be very blonde. She did wear overalls, but somehow I don't see her mother sewing overalls quite like this and where are the fields of wheat in logging country Washington? The cover doesn't quite fit. And it doesn't match Our Only May Amelia, which had a very fitting cover.
But that's not what this blog post is about. Let me just finish by emphasizing that I LOVE everything (EVERYTHING) that Jenni Holm writes. If you don't already follow her on twitter, do so NOW. She is a great writer, with a wonderful sense of humor, and a sense of fun as well!