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Reviewed by Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite
The Future Memoir of Ann Jones by Alex Bailey is unlike any story you’ve ever read. Ann shares a vision she had. A vision about her husband dying, her moving from the west coast to the east coast and joining a knitting club. This so-called knitting club contains not one single knitter, other than Ann. So what’s the purpose of the club? Now, that’s a mystery. Ann learns that the true purpose of the club is not knitting, but what is it? And, what’s with all their silly rules? What happens in the knitting club stays in the knitting club is an understatement. Plus the rules have consequences attached, some of which include no longer having a future. However, one of the rules is that no one in the club can marry. How can she handle that? Ann falls hard for a nice man, but he says he’ll never marry. What? As members of the club share their life histories, Ann realizes all the members have one common factor which leads the reader to a truly unexpected ending.
The book cover and the book description pulled me in as a reader, but what a tangled web Alex Bailey has woven in The Future Memoir of Ann Jones. Little clues to several mysteries are sprinkled here and there, along with the main character’s delicious cooking. However, not until the end did I untangle the clues and then said, “I should have gotten that.” If you’ve read The Girl Next Door or Gone Girl, The Future Memoir of Ann Jones is in the same format. I was engaged from the beginning, attempting to guess what would happen next. I didn’t, so I just couldn’t stop reading. The twists and turns, along with the humor, entertained me until I thought there was nothing else that Alex Bailey could surprise me with. I was wrong. So get a glass of a tasty drink and a few bits of chocolate and relax with The Future Memoir of Ann Jones.