In Louisville Salutations, we are introduced to Ambrosia “Amy” Arrington, a successful lawyer in New York who finds herself questioning her career path after a tough case results in the wrongful eviction of an elderly woman. Seeking solace, Amy returns to her hometown in Kentucky, where her family’s home has become a circus. With her father being a renowned attorney and her mother a socialite, Amy is drawn back into the fold of her family and the community she left behind.
Then we see Amy and her father, as they face life and other issues happening in and around Louisville. Some of the injustices are hard to swallow. But seeing this laid out in the book and the way the fictitious family handles their challenges in intriguing and inspiring.
The author does an excellent job of capturing the essence of Kentucky’s culture and nightlife while highlighting important events like the Kentucky Derby, the COVID-19 pandemic, and police shootings. Along the way, we meet an eclectic cast of characters, including Hunter S. Thompson, who adds to the book’s entertainment value.
Through Amy’s journey, the reader is taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as she navigates her way back to her roots and discovers what truly matters in life. The author’s writing style is engaging, and the plot is well-developed, leaving readers feeling grateful for the experience.
This was so well written, full of important and poignant social commentary, reflections on Louisville past and present, and a writing style that keeps you hanging on every word. I loved the well-rounded characters and their personal journeys through all that was happening around them in their world. You’ll keep thinking about it long after you’ve put the book down.