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Book Review- Prairie Wife in Heels

Forks, Knives, and Spoons by Leah DeCesare #Giveaway

by Prairie Wife

I don’t know about you, but I’m finally getting back on track after the Christmas chaos and joy!

The Cowkids, The Cowboy and I had a wonderful weekend full of memories and laughter…and my older brother surprised me with a visit! It was an unexpected blessing to spend the holiday with him.

I stayed away from social media and instead spent my free time snowshoeing with friends, consuming massive amounts of sugar (I’ll worry about that in the New Year), reading, sneaking in a few last minute Christmas movies, and basically being a lazy bum!

If you’re looking for a good read to kick of your 2018 I have an awesome recommendation for you.

Forks, Knives and Spoons is a novel written by Leah DeCesare.

As I sat to write this review, I found myself smiling as I thought about the characters in this book, and I noticed I was actually missing them a bit. It’s always a sign of a good author when you feel nostalgic upon finishing a book!

The novel begins in the late 80’s with Amy. She is stepping out on her own as a college student in Syracuse, New York and her father leaves her with some advice about the opposite sex. He explains that every man can be categorized as a fork, knife, or spoon. The plot steadily picks up pace as we meet Amy’s roommate Veronica and follow them through their four years at college. A steady stream of boys come into the plot…some turn out to be arrogant forks, some are nerdy yet lovable spoons, and a rare few are dateable knives. I admit that reading this part of the novel made me a bit nostalgic, as I could totally relate to the fashion and music trends that DeCesare references.

As the book continues and the years move on, Amy and her friends add more utensils to their list. For example plastic forks…men who are arrogant and fake, always trying to impress to cover their fragile egos. Who of us hasn’t meet a few of those over the years?

As I read this book I really became emotionally involved with the characters. I don’t want to give too much away, but I found myself telling one character over and over “You’re better than this!” While reading as fast as I could to find out if another woman would finally tell her boyfriend the truth about her life! When a character from the past returned I gasped out loud, and mentally congratulated DeCesare on her creative plot twists.

This book is a wonderful read with a quick moving plot and characters you can’t help but relate too. The ongoing theme of labeling men and trying to find the right one, is something that we all can admit to, and it’s done in a creative and thoroughly enjoyable way.

Forks, Knives and Spoons is definitely deserving of all the  awards that it has received!

For our final giveaway of the year I am super excited to offer one lucky ready the opportunity to win a Fork, Knives and Spoons giveaway package. Not only will you get a signed copy of this amazing novel, but a fun little gathering of items that relate to the theme of the book will also be headed your way!

All you have to do is share one of your favorite college memories in the comments below (maybe you’ve run into a fork or two over the years)! You can earn more points towards the giveaway by following us on social media. Read more…

 

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