I recently read The House on Moody Avenue, the ebook edition. After reading the book, I honestly couldn't tell you what it's supposed to be about, so here's what Amazon has to say on the matter:
An eclectic assortment of humanity, with all their foibles and failings, lived in the house on Moody Avenue over a period of ninety years. I tell their stories. Lisette, her unshakable faith sustaining her, is undeterred in the face of adversity; Julia, a social-climbing snob, sees her world crumble when her children marry inappropriately; Clarence, a Casper Milquetoast bank clerk, absconds with a quarter of a million dollars; Frances, a country girl, comes to the big city to marry a rich man; Sammy, a black man, passes for white. Beatnik squatters, high on LSD, burn down the condemned ninety-year-old house, leaving it naught but a precious memory in the hearts of those who once sought its shelter.I did not care for this book. Considering that the unifying "character" throughout was supposed to be the house, it seems like the author could have done a better job developing the house's character. I enjoyed the first story, of Lisette and her, but as the book progressed I found myself less and less engaged in the stories--I just didn't care, and I couldn't figure out what the author was doing and what the point was. I kept reading, because I thought for sure the author would continue themes or characters or storylines in each section of the book, but no. This was just a bunch of unrelated characters with random things happening to them.
Bottom line: skip this one.
I received this book for free from the publisher through the Book Look Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.