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Tumbleweeds starts out very slowly, to the point that I almost put it down. I’m glad I didn’t. After plodding through the dry, obligatory, chapters where Meacham established the adolescent bonds between the three key characters of the story, I finally made it to the interesting parts. I was hooked! Oh, the shenanigans those three got themselves in to as true love developed in a triangle complicated enough to give Pythagoras a migraine. Not me! I knew exactly which stud-muffin Cathy would pick. Or, so I thought. I munched on a couple more crackers, turned the page, and, “Huh?”
Leila Meacham was not following the script I envisioned at all! She must be an admirer of Poe and Bronte: such was the angst she created —the plot twists cleverly wreaking havoc— ruining lives and setting the wheels in motion that led me, like a horse to water, down the herring-strewn path to the ending. Meacham tossed so many herrings about that I felt I was at a fish market. I’ll be squeezing lemon juice on these hands for days! Still, the ending was clever, if a bit contrived. Dare I say, fishy? The convenient ending —and, Cathie’s ridiculous choice of man-candy— just irritated the heck out of me, so Tumbleweeds earned 4 of 5 hearts from this reviewer.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My review reflects my honest opinion of the work.