Thursday, June 28, 2012

Five Miles South of PECULIAR by Angela Hunt

Book Description:  If these three sisters don’t change direction, they’ll end up where they’re going.
Darlene Caldwell has spent a lifetime tending Sycamores, an estate located five miles south of a small town called Peculiar. She raised a family in the spacious home that was her grandfather’s legacy, and she enjoys being a pillar of the community. Sycamores is the kingdom where she reigns as queen . . . until her limelight-stealing twin sister unexpectedly returns.
Carlene Caldwell, veteran of the Broadway stage, is devastated when she realizes that an unsuccessful throat surgery has spelled the end of her musical career. Searching for a new purpose in life, she retreats to Sycamores, her childhood home. She may not be able to sing, but she hopes to use her knowledge and experience to fashion a new life in Peculiar, the little town she left behind.
Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie has never wanted to live anywhere but Sycamores. She spends her days caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she’s created on the estate, but when she meets a man haunted by his own tragedy, she must find the courage to either deny her heart or cut the apron strings that tie her to a dear and familiar place.
Can these sisters discover who they are meant to be when life takes an unforeseen detour? In a season of destiny, three unique women reunite and take unexpected journeys of the heart.

My Review:   Five Miles South of Peculiar by Angela Hunt  is one of those reads that is humorous but yet filled with pearls of wisdom. 
Family issues abound with three sisters...Darlene, Carlene and Magnolia! Ironically, the first two sisters names rhyme and then there's Magnolia.  
These three sisters have "that" southern charm that can smooth the bark off a sapling!  But at the same time can cut you to the quick!
Darlene, the eldest, tends to live somewhat in the past...thinking about her parents and all that transpired.  Charlene, the middle sister, is from the big city and gives the sisters some much needed common sense.  Then there's Magnolia, the youngest.  Magnolia can't seem to let go of the past and truly needs to move on.
As someone once said, "There's no place like home."  But sometimes we need to let go and live our lives without all the past to crowd up our lives.
An interesting and humorous read about life, family dynamics and of course, love!
How far is Five Miles South of Peculiar?  Come find out in this new read by Angela just might want to sit a spell and grab some good down.home.sweet.tea!
*This book was provided for review by GlassRoad PR*
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439182043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439182048
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches

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