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Review: Lone Star Legend

January 25, 2010

Things are going pretty good for Sandy Saavedra.  She’s got a great boyfriend, she writes for an online magazine and she’s living on her own – even if it is in an apartment above her mom’s garage.  Sandy blogs about her personal life and sometimes uses her blog to vent about her mother or her boyfriend, but that’s okay because no one she knows in real life reads her blog.

The online magazine that Sandy works for is sold to a celebrity gossip site.  Sandy suddenly finds herself scrambling to keep her job and wondering if she wants to keep her boyfriend.  She finally figures out a formula that keeps her boss happy, but she’s not so crazy about some of the things that she has to do to make it work.  Sandy’s success brings her a small amount of fame that makes her uncomfortable.  People discover her blog and some things she’s said on it come back to haunt her.  Along the way, Sandy connects with an old family friend who helps her realize the path she must take.

Lone Star Legend by Gwendoly Zepeda (follow her on Twitter – @gwentown) is a cute book.  I really liked Sandy and the old family friend, Tío Jaime.  Tío Jaime becomes a great friend to Sandy and shares his wisdom and Sandy’s aunt’s old diary, both of which have a great impact on her.  I really liked the way Sandy gained confidence and strength as the book progressed.  With Tío Jaime’s help she learned to be true to herself.

I felt like the relationships in this book were very true to life – not only between Sandy and her friends and boyfriend, but also between Sandy and her parents.  Sandy still struggled with her parents’ divorce, even though it was years ago,  and felt the need to be loyal to her mother.

I enjoyed Lone Star Legend and would say that I liked it, but didn’t love it.  I think this book has a great message, but I think it’s geared toward a younger audience than me.

Other blogs touring this book today are:

Luxury Reading

Frugal Plus

Libby’s Library News

A Sea of Books

Review copy provided by Hachette Books.   I am an Amazon Associate.
20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2010 6:44 am

    Yeah, you do have to be careful about what you say on your blog! You never know who is going to read it! Sounds like a cute, light read.

  2. January 25, 2010 7:39 am

    A good lesson to watch what you say in public! Sounds like a nice vacation read.

  3. January 25, 2010 7:44 am

    So true. Blogging and it’s complications 🙂 I think this one of the few books which has blog related problems at the center of it . I am adding it to my wishlist.

  4. January 25, 2010 8:19 am

    That’s kind of cool that blogging is now a part of book plots. I remember the first time I saw “google” used – in a movie, actually. It was fun too!

  5. January 25, 2010 8:32 am

    I think this one sounds cute. Some times it’s nice to read “younger” books. It helps keep you young at heart!

  6. January 25, 2010 8:59 am

    It does sound like a younger audience would enjoy this more. I love the cover thought – it is so vivid.

  7. January 25, 2010 10:12 am

    Oh, I love the sound of this one. I like the online vs. real life clashing and it sounds like a book that would serve as a good caution to younger readers to be careful what they put out there.

    Great review 🙂

  8. stacybuckeye permalink
    January 25, 2010 10:21 am

    Looks like a timely book. I can understand the not having anyone in real life reading your blog. At the beginning I was the same way.
    Sounds like a fun book.

  9. miriamparker permalink
    January 25, 2010 10:41 am

    Thanks for participating in the tour!!

  10. January 25, 2010 11:49 am

    It’s funny, because when I was reading the description of the book I was thinking that it sounds good, but I don’t know if I’m the target audience. 🙂

  11. January 25, 2010 12:21 pm

    sounds like an interesting read…thanks for the review.

  12. January 25, 2010 1:07 pm

    Sounds like a fun book, Kathy, with a warning to young people about what they post on blogs and Facebook!

  13. January 25, 2010 3:36 pm

    This book sounds cute but isn’t really calling my name. Could be my age or it could just be Monday.

  14. January 25, 2010 3:51 pm

    I like the sound of this book, but am not really sure it’s one I would read. Maybe if I were a few years younger I would be more excited about it. I am glad that it was a good read for you though!

  15. January 25, 2010 6:41 pm

    Oh, this sounds interesting. And the blog aspect seems particularly relevant 😉

  16. January 25, 2010 8:26 pm

    I’m sure I know a few teens that would like this one!

  17. January 26, 2010 8:22 am

    This does sound like a cute book.

  18. January 26, 2010 5:27 pm

    Sounds like a good read, maybe not great, but we can’t always have great can we? I’m going to add this one to my wish list.

  19. January 28, 2010 1:42 pm

    That’s an important lesson for all us bloggers! I think this sounds a little young for me, too, but it still sounds good.


  20. January 29, 2010 8:13 am

    Interesting to read a book about a blogger. I do think that I will try this book if I get a chance

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