Mountain Green Corporate Blue
Mountain Green Corporate Blue by LJ Saunders weaves an elaborate narrative of the various forms and adaptations of love. The novel intricately connects the seemingly independent lives of several households throughout the Northern and Southern United States. The variety of personalities effortlessly shifting in and out of the text will captivate any reader until the last page. To obtain this more comprehensive profile, Saunders describes one main character as possessing “none of the prerequisites for belongingness. She was neither blonde (born or bottle), financially elite, Methodist or a Republican.” Individuals from various walks of life appear throughout Saunders’ work. Black and white, old and young, rich and poor, all perform thoughtful lines that capture the depth of a person’s longing to find a place to call “home.” In this manner, Saunders shatters emblematic character molds to showcase more well-rounded, complete people with in-depth personalities while engaging readers in a truly captivating manner. Saunders’ characters provide a level of depth most readers will find pleasantly refreshing against a backdrop of corruption, deceit, matrimony, and family values. Saunders in other areas of the text incorporates descriptive sketches such as, “Hers was a beautiful and powerful presence. Her alabaster skin was unmarred.” Moreover, Saunders goes beyond romantic love to capture the affection felt between a parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, as well as the fondness shared in brief encounters or lifelong friendships. Whereas often today lust and sex foreground romance novels, genuine love built on the foundation of faith, trust, and respect prevails as the focal point of Mountain Green Corporate Blue. Throughout the novel, main characters identify foundational truths of love to encourage and uplift other characters and inspire readers. As one character explains, “[L]ove is kindness, love is trust, love is being humble in whatever circumstance this life may bring; love is feeling warmth in Matthew’s sideward glance at me, or the gentle pressure of his hand on my hand giving support and encouragement.” Readers from all walks of life stand to appreciate and to learn from the wistful narrative by LJ Saunders. An excellent text for any age, Saunders’ narrative will touch new parents and those with grown children, as well as newlyweds or those celebrating their twentieth anniversary. Mountain Green Corporate Blue touches on so many relationships and variations of love that every reader will find an interaction or two that will pull at heart strings and hark back to a touch of a hand or glint in an eye.
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|Author||L J Saunders|
|Page Count||267 pages|
|Publisher||Sojourn Publishing LLC|
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