VINEGAR HILL by A. Manette Ansay, (1994,1998) This is the story of Ellen Grier, who along with her husband and two children is stuck living on Vinegar Hill in Holly’s Field, Wisconsin with her in-laws after her husband lost his job. They must live in this loveless, rigid house, where an angry God seems to rule. I just started reading and already I also feel “stuck”. Oh boy! (I’m going camping, so I better take along a few other books to read in case this one stagnates like it’s characters! Hopefully it won’t.
The Blurb says “Behind a facade of false piety, there are sins and secrets in this place that could crush a young woman’s passionate spirit. And here Ellen must find strength to endure, change, and grow in the all-pervading darkness that threatens to destroy everything she is and everyone she loves.”
NOTE: Well I’ll just have to let you know how I like it.