Book Review: Queenie’s Place


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My Review of Queenie’s Place

I was immediately drawn into Toni Morgan’s novel, Queenie’s Place, by its story line of a Marine Corps officer’s wife who is a fighter for causes during the early 1970s. When the book opens, we are introduced to Doreen through the eyes of her son Billy as he waits for her at a peace march against the Vietnam War, “ . . . with her Southern California suntan and a personal dress style somewhere between Dallas Cowboy cheerleader and Chelsea Street modern.”

It is no surprise, then, when Doreen’s husband is transferred from California to North Carolina, that Doreen is in for some culture shock. The descriptions of culture shock, starting with a “Welcome to Klan Country” billboard are vividly and realistically drawn. I particularly liked how the stifling heat and humidity in that area of North Carolina…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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