Wonderful story of "letting go"
This book was a bit of a slow starter, but a great picture of a marriage. I really enjoyed and how honest and realistic the plot was. The characters were, of course, amazingly developed.
The sequel to "Big Stone Gap", this book does not disappoint those who fell in love with the characters of the first book. All of the wonderful people are back: Ave Maria, Jack Mac, Fleeta, Pearl Grimes, etc.
This book takes place eight years after Ave and Jack's wedding. They have a daughter, Etta, and the reader finds out that they also had a son who died of leukemia. It is Joe's death that haunts Ave throughout this book.
The writing in this novel is beautiful and a great read for all.
This 3 book series is really good. It takes in a small rinky dink town and is just a good easy read. You've got to make sure you get the set though.
It took me a couple of tries to get into this one, but when I finally buckled down and read the first 50 pages, I was completely hooked. This is a wonderful follow-up to Big Stone Gap; I would recommend reading them in order. There are laugh-out-loud places, cry-with-Ave Maria places, and just plain "Awwww" places. Can't wait to read the third book, "Milk Glass Moon." Highly recommended.