REVIEW: THE BRILLIANT LIFE OF Eudora Honeysett by ANNIE LYONS

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You know that feeling when you close a book and almost want to let out an audible sigh? That is how I felt when I finished The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett. This slow paced, character driven novel kept me engaged from page one and gave me all the feelings. Eudora Honeysett proves that a story about a crotchety 85 year old woman can simultaneously make me laugh and warm my heart in a totally unique way.

Things I loved about this book:

  1. The sweet, well developed characters. I loved this cast so much and would really enjoy seeing them on screen! Film adaptation, please?!
  2. The dry humor. Eudora is quick witted and strong willed.
  3. The amount of layers. This wasn’t a thriller by any means, but I still found myself saying WHAT?! so often with the dual timeline of this book. Eudora was so much more than a grumpy old lady, and I loved discovering all about her.

One thing I didn’t love about this book:

This is a mild spoiler, so proceed with caution but…

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the cat dies. And that hurts my heart.

This was a beautiful story that got 4.5/5 stars from me!

Content warnings:

Talk of assisted suicide
Death of a sibling
Death of a parent
Death of a pet

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