What I’m Reading: One, Two, Three

A million thank yous to Connie of Country Threads fame. I follow her on Instagram and she recommended the book, One, Two, Three by Laurie Frankel.

I love when people recommend books. Connie is an avid reader and I have read other books because of her recommendations so I was hopeful.

I did very much enjoy the book. I’ve not been in the reading kicks that I have been in the past. In fact, I often turn to podcasts rather than audiobooks. I started listening and then I was hooked. There was a story that kept my attention. I didn’t know for sure what was going to happen in the end so that kept my interest. Too often I guess the endings. All in all, I recommend it.

Here is what Amazon has to say:
Everyone knows everyone in the tiny town of Bourne, but the Mitchell triplets are especially beloved. Mirabel is the smartest person anyone knows, and no one doubts it just because she can’t speak. Monday is the town’s purveyor of books now that the library’s closed―tell her the book you think you want, and she’ll pull the one you actually do from the microwave or her sock drawer. Mab’s job is hardest of all: get good grades, get into college, get out of Bourne.

For a few weeks seventeen years ago, Bourne was national news when its water turned green. The girls have come of age watching their mother’s endless fight for justice. But just when it seems life might go on the same forever, the first moving truck anyone’s seen in years pulls up and unloads new residents and old secrets. Soon, the Mitchell sisters are taking on a system stacked against them and uncovering mysteries buried longer than they’ve been alive. Because it’s hard to let go of the past when the past won’t let go of you.

Three unforgettable narrators join together here to tell a spellbinding story with wit, wonder, and deep affection. As she did in This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel has written a laugh-out-loud-on-one-page-grab-a-tissue-the-next novel, as only she can, about how expanding our notions of normal makes the world a better place for everyone and how when days are darkest, it’s our daughters who will save us all.


Amazon readers only gave the book 4.2 stars. I would give it more like 4.5. The lower rating surprised me. I like books where the “little guy” does great things and this book was definitely that.

You can find the book HERE if you are interested. I’m off to see if my online library has more books by this author. That’s always a good sign I liked the book.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: One, Two, Three”

  1. Marlene Clausen

    Is that Country Threads the shop the used to be out in the country north of Ft. Dodge with the converted barn hay loft class room? all the cats? and the porch with rockers? If so, what a great shop that was.

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