The new novel JUNE, written by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, is a book that everyone can find something to relate to in it. The story is told in two very different periods of time in America, 1955 and 2015. JUNE touches on American pop culture as well as evolving issues important to Americans such as race, sexuality,love and money. The story also features a hint of the mystical, in the form of dreams, as well as some suspense and danger. Indeed, Beverly-Whittemore has a writing style that can be compared to the great American writer Ray Bradbury.
Cassie Danvers is only twenty-five years old but she has reached a stopping point after her grandmother dies. She goes to stay in her family mansion that is literally crumbling around her ears. Unsure of what to do next she is pulled out of her malingering by a movie star who wants to know if Cassie is related to her via the movie star's own famous father, movie icon Jack Montgomery. Cassie is then forced to confront her own families' history and if her grandmother, June, had secrets she had never told anyone.
Lots of money and hidden secrets are involved as the story is told while shifting between the two periods of time. Cassie is looking for her future while examining her grandmother June's past. Life suddenly gets very interesting as questions about her grandmother's relationship with the movie star Jack Montgomery come up as well as questions about all of her grandmother's past relationships with family and friends. What and with whom will Cassie's future involve now?
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore has an interesting website about her works at http://mirandabw.com . She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller BITTERSWEET. Her new novel JUNE was available for sale this year May 31st, 2016. It was published by Crown Publishing Group.
*I received this book for review from Blogging for Books who also provided the book jacket image.