Light, Midwest family, beer brewing
The plot follows two sisters, both hard working, one who take the family inheritance and creates a brewing company, the other plods along squeaking out a living working multiple jobs. A granddaughter is added to the story, also with designs on creating the best brew. The storyline sounds interesting but it fails to inspire. The characters are one dimensional-- good, and always good, or bad with little redeeming value. Even when the granddaughter has a brief stint as a robber, it's for noble Robin Hood reasons.
What I had a difficult time getting past were the errors. The likelihood of granddaughter, with no advanced high school courses, getting a perfect score on the PSAT is beyond doubtful. According to a college prep blog: "In fact, a perfect 1520 would exceed even National Merit expectations!" And if she had, she wouldn't have to worry about money for college! When she's a teenager, both of her parents are killed but there's no money from Social Security? And their lack of funds was a key component of the plot. Also, what bank is going to let someone withdraw a million dollars in cash? There where too many times when the reader was expected to let things slide and just follow the author's story line.
The Lager Queen was a bestseller. Others loved it, over 800 people giving it five stars. I just wasn't one of them.