Garfield Flats

Fiction - General
180 Pages
Reviewed on 10/07/2017
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tanja Jurkovic for Readers' Favorite

Debbie and Mia just moved into a new place at Garfield Flats. Slowly getting used to life in their new flat, they expected it to be normal, even a bit boring. Nevertheless, surprises await them around every corner, helping the two girls embark on interesting adventures in and around their flat in uptown Minneapolis, and their workplace, Unit Control Department at Young Quinlan's Department Store in downtown Minneapolis. Vietnam War protests, commune-like life, a day in prison, a suspect line-up are only some of the things that the girls get themselves into! Garfield Flats, written by Veronica Horton, is an exciting and a very warmhearted story about mundane life in a town full of quirky, adventurous and sometimes dangerous characters who make Debbie's and Mia's lives completely unbearable and yet amazingly interesting and fun!

Filled with humour and sarcasm, and formatted in shorter chapters which make the story set its own pace and flow freely, but with the intention to introduce each character and connect them to the rest of the story appropriately, depending on what is going on. Veronica Horton delightfully describes the traits of the two main characters, Debbie and Mia, building on their relationship in a slow, but interesting way, making them lovable from the moment one starts reading Garfield Flats. Pick up this really fun story, cosy up under the blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, or some fine Irish whiskey (Mrs. Odettes, the queen of leprechauns, would approve) and prepare yourself for lots of funny and heartwarming moments, and lots of laughter!