Title: ON MAGGIE'S WATCH
Author: Ann Wertz Garvin
Publisher: Penguin Group
"Wash your hands and say your prayers, 'cause Jesus and germs are everywhere!"
Why I chose this book: This book was for my library's book discussion group and it was a book I chose because it was a debut novel which I love to read.
Why I read it to the end: The book was slow starting out as Maggie, seven months pregnant, moves home to her small town in Wisconsin and revitalizes the Neighborhood Watch. Good thing because there is a sex offender in their midst. As the book progressed it picked up steam and by the last page I was sad to say goodbye to the quirky characters. The other members of the book discussion group did not like it and found Maggie to be a very one dimensional character without many likeable qualities. But I know pregnant ladies can get weird so maybe that was her deal...