I thought this to be very well written. It hooked me quickly, but then the action seemed to be sporadic in the middle. The characters were done well, although I think the MC’s goals somewhat changed. The action leading up to the climax was pretty good, but then there was a fizzle. I would have given this four stars, but I thought the ending could have been done much better.
In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It’s all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather–a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric–from ruin. But they have no idea they’ve become the obsession of the girl in the woods.
This is actually classified as an autobiography, but it’s really so much more than that. Yes, we learn about Stephen King’s childhood, his family, his education, his catastrophic accident later in life, but throughout the book there is an entire education on what it takes to be a successful writer.
I’ll start this review of The Mistletoe Inn with a little disclaimer. The only reason I purchased this book – and paid full price, I might add – was because the Hallmark movie of the same name was going to premiere on Thanksgiving Day. It stars one of my favorite actresses – Alicia Witt. I was a little concerned because, even though I made the purchase several weeks before Thanksgiving, I didn’t actually start reading it until two days before Thanksgiving. However, that turned out not to be a problem. I eagerly tore through it in two days!