BEAUTY AND THE BIGFOOT
KELLI A. WILKINS
August 16, 2009
Amber Quill Press
Rating: 4 cups
Tara MacAllister works as a first grade teacher in a very small town. Life would be better for her if her father, Charlie, would not go around spouting off about Bigfoot.
Kyani is called an In-between by the Native Americans. Simply put, he is a half-man, half-animal creature cursed to walk the earth in animal form until his soul mate breaks the curse.
Lost on a camping trip she took at the age of six, Tara was returned to Charlie by a Bigfoot. The deputy with Charlie shot the Bigfoot in the shoulder. Charlie was convinced the Bigfoot had never left the area. When Tara meets the Bigfoot, who she names Joe, in her father’s shed in the backyard, she instantly craves marshmallows. Many secrets are revealed and love is found.
I thought this story was going to take a weird and strange turn when I first started reading it. A large sigh of relief escaped my lips when I discovered it to be a regular love story with an odd twist. I enjoyed this book a lot. I have always been fascinated by the idea of Bigfoot and the author heightened my curiosity by adding a hint of the Native Americans’ belief. Tara’s father, Charlie, adds a certain comedic flair to this book. His dedication to Bigfoot and not caring about public opinion won my heart. This is one story where you will laugh and sigh all in one reading.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More