NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah

NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah (c) 2011.  I guess I love coming of age novels. here’s another one of Kristin Hannah’s/ Her books are usually a good read and this one was also. This is the story of fraternal twins Mia and Zach and their best friend Lexi Baill a foster child who moves into their town with her great Aunt Emma in a trailer park. There’s a little tragedy involved that changes all their lives for the worst, but they all see it though.. it may take a while though. I highly recommend this one.

SPITE FENCES by Trudy Kirsher

SPITE FENCES by Trudy Kirsher, (c) 1994. This old paperback I chose coincidentally involves racism form back in 1960. It’s an interesting coming of age novel about a 13 year old girl who doesn’t exactly get along with her mother. Magnolia (Maggie) Pugh is an open minded young woman who feels no hatred for the “colored” folk in Kinship, Georgia. This is her story.

CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED by Michael Hiebert

CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED by Michael Hiebert, (c) 2014.  This is Sylvie’s story, and she grew up in Alabama where she lived through the tragic murder of her little brother as he sat on their father’s lap. Of course Sylvie is a screwed up mess after that but she keeps calling the local police over and over again insisting that someone is trespassing on her property and one time even comes into the house when she’s not home. This was a real good book, don’t pass it up. A little bit psychological thriller, a little bit mystery..

Close to the brokenhearted

WELCOME TO LAST CHANCE by Cathleen Armstrong

WELCOME TO LAST CHANCE by Cathleen Armstrong, (c) 2013. This is a totally sex free family drama and Christian romance novel. So do not read this if you don’t go foe talk of Church, choirs, and praying. It abut a woman named Lainie Davis who is running away from a boyfriend who sells drugs. Lainie was kicked out of the house at age 14 and has been on her own ever since and now she wants a good stable life and someone safe she can love and have a life with. She ends up in Last Chance when her car breaks down and immediately gets adopted by the people in town. Go ahead and read it anyway, you might like it.

I’m a Little Behind…

I have not posted any of the book I have read in the past month! I may just post a list of them here and not even discuss their content.

THE PLANTING SEASON- Dorothy Garlock, (I read it once before).

LOVE AND CHERISH- Dorothy Garlock, (Colonial times).

DRAGONWYCK- Anya Seton.

WOMEN’S DIARIES OF THE WESTWARD JOURNEY- Lillian Schlissel.

THE DEVANEY BROTHERS- Sherryl Woods.

 

 

 

 

 

TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock

TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock, (c) 2015. Dorothy Garlock is one of my favorite writers, I’m certain I’ll enjoy this family drama. This is the story of ClaraSinclair a WWII widow who’s raising a son alone in a small town. Her teenage son is very defiant and gets into trouble quite often. Drake McCoy shows up in town to race some of the townsfolk as they bet on who will win. Drake wins but gets his car smashed up by his opponent. Now he’s sticking around town and here he meets Clara and suddenly Drake is thinking of becoming a family man instead of a roaming loner.