Crooked Paths

Fiction - General
234 Pages
Reviewed on 03/11/2014
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Author Biography

Barb McIntyre was born in Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Kingston, Ontario. A mother, grandmother, and retired occupational therapist, she writes to legitimize her favourite hobby - daydreaming.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite

In Crooked Paths by Barb McIntyre, we meet special ladies. They are good friends and give unerring loyalty to each other, no matter the outcome. Pris, Elizabeth, Pat, and Anita are good friends. They have experienced some mighty challenges throughout their lives, not least of which has been rejection. They have loved and been loved, but ultimately, have also been discarded. Pris is an endearing 'never give up' kind of individual, despite losing men that she thought would be ‘forever’ in her life. She is determined to succeed, with or without male support. Her story is encouraging and gutsy. She deserves the results she gets after taking enormous risks.

Elizabeth is a beautiful model-like woman, who manages the Accounts Receivables where all the ladies work. Time comes though when change beckons and, along with her friends, she takes the plunge for something completely different on the work front. Pat and Anita handle their own differences with aplomb, taking one day at a time and are always supportive and caring of their girl-friends, no matter what the problem might be. Men come and go in their lives. Some are not worthy of attention or the girls’ love; however, meeting and knowing are very different. Once particular characteristics are exposed, they are better left behind.

The book gives an overview of good friendship, of loyalty and unconditional support, and, despite questionable lifestyles and rampant promiscuity, I could not help but feel connected to each lady as her life was revealed. My values differ greatly to those detailed in the book. However, I had empathy in each situation, despite not altogether agreeing. If you don’t mind adult language and situations, then In Crooked Paths by Barb McIntyre book is an entertaining read.