“Of course, I should have remembered another rule of thumb, the one about going home again: namely you can’t”
That’s one of Owen Martin’s first realizations when he returns to Martinsville, Iowa after being fired from his weathercaster job in San Diego, California. He drives into town craving his favorite Maid-Rite sandwich, a sloppy joe without the tomato sauce only to find the Maid-Rite shop’s a vegetarian place that serves tofu burgers. At this point it goes from bad to worse for Owen and he’s just arrived.
Welcome to ROOVILLE: A NOVEL by Julie Long which pits a town of fictional Midwesterners against New Age practitioners of mindfulness. It’s a tongue-in-cheek take-off on what really goes on in Fairfield, Iowa by the followers of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. A town Oprah has dubbed “America’s most unusual town.”
ROOVILLE is one of the more refreshingly unusual novels I’ve come across in a long time. It’s certainly fun, full of quirky characters and it has an unexpected heart-warming love story. To be honest I didn’t know what to expect when I started ROOVILLE, but Julie Long’s face-paced narrative took me on a charming journey I didn’t expect and I’m thrilled I didn’t miss.
We’re heading back to BOOK SPARKS UNIVERSITY http://www.gobooksparks.com #FRC2015 with Julie Long’s ROOVILLE! http://www.JulieLongWrites.com and will have more fun books coming up in the next few months from Book Sparks U.
Guess what? We have one copy of ROOVILLE to give to one lucky winner this Labor Day weekend! All you need to do is tell us what experience you’ve had with New Age or crystals or yoga or something like that. Personally, I believe meditation is good for me, when I practice it, which I rarely do.
Good luck and we’ll pick a winner Wednesday. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
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