A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was oddly mixed: at times boring and at other times sad. The fictional setting, a town with both very wealthy whites and day-laboring Hispanics, is very well described, as are the people. The central mystery of whose baby, and what happened to the mother, is rather sad and realistic. But the interactions between Jimmy and Adele were what sank this for me - too much of the internal monologues, too many switches between narrators. This trend towards multiple POVs and creating "real" characters doesn't always work and editors should try to caution writers against it.
ARC provided by publisher.