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Ure bring In 1969 Houston Cherie encounters a rogue’s gallery of characters unlike those from her small Texas hometown; a drop dead gorgeous transsexual a snarling wannabe Mafia hit man a hairy cop who incorporates fondling girls into his job and a ditzo neighbor whose desire for friendship borders on stalking But it is two distinctly different men a middle age gregarious gambler and a twenty something gruff intellectual who jump on board her turbulent thirty year roller coaster ride and journey with her into the 21st Century and. I was recommended this book so I thought I would give it a tryJill Novak is a divorced woman and a single mother of one child She is a woman trying to make a living to keep herself and her child off the streets She moves to the city of Houston and changes her name to Cherie The rest they say is history I really liked this character and enjoyed watching her grow throughout the book I must admit that I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I began reading this book I was expecting a romance but what I got instead was a whole lot I don't know if this is a fictional story or whether these events really did take place but this book reads like a memoir There are some memorable characters that shape Cherie's life I really liked Beau Duvale the owner of The Jewel Box the topless bar she worked in and Cherie's mentor and friend He is a charming man with a knack of hiding Jack of Clubs cards in strange placesGabriel O'uinn is a taciturn intense and charming man but he is not perfect I liked this character but I wanted to give him a swift kick every so often He can be a little blind to what's going on around him This is a story that covers over 20 years of Cherie's life so there is a lot of history from 1969 to 2003 political events music and people that peppers the book and shows the changing landscape of the years I did find it interesting but there was so much to digest I felt my head would explode However this gives the story a real feel that made the book come to lifeC Michelle McCarty is a debut author with a talent for writing a captivating story that I struggled to put down Although some of the book felt a bit long in places it felt like I was journeying through time I look forward to following her career with interestI recommend this book if you love contemporary fiction or memoirs Lynn Worton

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The Jewel BoxWomanhood A tough and tender Texas sized romance with a mild metaphysical slant The Jewel Box highlights moments from the mystical laid back Age of Auarius through the materialistic high speed Internet era Music and references to the timespolitical climate convey the nations rocky terrain and subseuent growth parallel with that of the main character This is a story of an engaging and open hearted woman with no plan making her way through life by fits and starts and ultimately succeeding by turning out to be stronger than she thought. “Life is a lesson Take notes” on page 33 I love this line from the Jewel Box and to me it sums up the storyline in a wonderful way The Jewel Box is an absorbing well written story of a young woman struggling to overcome and learn from her mistakes while living her life to the fullest I loved this book There were so many things within its pages that took me back in time I love it when a book can make you cry as well as laugh and even get angry with a characterThe story begins when Jill aka Cherie accepts the delivery of a beautiful antiue bar to her antiue shop This antiue piece will never be sold The beautiful bar that hosts the initials carved by the love of her life so many years before brings with it a rush of cherished memories that span her lifetime The story unfolds as her memories take her back through her life filled with tremendous tests of her will than one heartbreaking loss and a once in a life time love to a beautiful conclusion that will warm your heart and have you wiping a tear The Jewel box captured me from the first page Ms McCarty’s talent shines as the characters and situations jump right out of the pages and into your imagination Every character is so well developed you just know she must have known some of your beloved and sometime corky friends I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Romance I will be anxiously awaiting her next book I now have a new author to add to my “Favorites list”

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The Jewel Box Read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë A mouthy small town girl takes on big city life assisted by her Spiritual guide through sin city who pulls a Professor Higgins on Cherie while offering advice on single parenting and multiple affairs the heart Back in the Sixties while Motown hits filled the airwaves naïve Jill Novak acknowlA mouthy small town girl takes on big city life assisted by her Spiritual guide through sin city who pulls a Professor Higgins on Cherie while offering advice on single parenting and multiple affairs the heart Back in the Sixties while Motown hits filled the airwaves naïve Jill Novak acknowledged her knack for choosing losers when boring Husband Number One vanished leaving her to support their two year old The perpetual daydreamer soon morphs from small town Jill to sophisticated big city Cherie but a new name does not a better fut. The Jewel BoxWhen I started this book I was a bit nervous about the setting and the implication of where the story started for the general theme of the bookTurns out I was both correct and wrong The book starts out in a top less bar but it is in no way an erotic story Frankly it has no scenes in it that might offend So this fear was negated I was however correct in the setting becoming a theme although the theme was one of hope love and bumpy starts true to real life The characters are mostly well formed and the reader gets to know the true nature of the main character by her interactions with other characters I loved this since never do the author assume I should love her characters because she does In the end you get to know a person not a book character So why only a 3 rating For I know talent when I see it and I look forward to see this talent grow and explore I will be waiting to applaud all new offers with higher star ratings and even respect