This book followed the main character and her family and friends for a span of 30 years. It was full of details and events that occurred during that time. The author vividly recalled key moments in history with popular songs, descriptive details, and wonderful storytelling. I was enraptured with the trials and tribulations the main character, Cherie, faced throughout this book. In a time when things were suppose to be one way, she took the chance and went another, not for her, but for her child. All of life's ups and downs were touched upon and had me turning the pages eagerly dying to know what was going to happen next. I rooted for love and happiness, cried during pain and sorrow, and jumped for joy when the book hit its major climax. There was one particular part of this book, when the Jack of Clubs showed up at a crucial moment, that gave me goosebumps like you wouldn't believe. I too, felt what Cherie felt at one point, and I cried, yes I admit it, I cried because I JUST KNEW, I just knew what happened, when it wasn't fully at a later point. Although it was terribly sad, it was beautifully written and extremely heartfelt. There is not one bad thing I can say about this book.
Thank you, C Michelle McCarty, for a truly amazing book. I have highly recommended it to others *you reading this, yeah you! You have got to read this book*
My mother can't wait to start reading it, she after all, was the first person I recommended it to!!
Platinum Reviewer ~ Jaime
Platinum Book Reviews gives C Michelle & The Jewel Box:
4.5 Platinum Rings