Reviews by Readers:
Having finished reading the book, I am left in “withdrawal” which occurs when I read a good book and get involved with the characters and their lives. Characters are funny, irritating, poignant, frustrating, sensitive, cold, etc. They feel real, like people I have known, that we all have known. Brenda Sutton Rose goes full circle, starting the reader at one point, ending it with a full understanding of how these people have grown and matured in their lifetimes. There is some violence, but it is tempered and not lengthy. Some titillation, also minor and definitely not graphic or drawn out.
I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time. The beauty of the words drew me in right from the beginning. I wasn’t sure I could identify with characters from a small Southern town, but these people were so real that I felt an immediate connection. It was like I had known them and their small town all of my life. I wanted to read this book slow and easy, reluctant to let it end, but the story would not wait for me and as the action picked up I found myself lost in the lives of these people. Laughing with them, worrying about them, and holding my breath as events unfolded, I found myself at the end before I had even realized it had happened. I hope that the author continues the story, but if not … thank you for the great ride.