I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this one! It was very enjoyable if you like stories about mountain people, and I do!
This is a real good story by Cheryl Reavis. She always tells a good story and this book is no exception. I would recommend this book. This is a mother/daughter relationship story. The mother is dying and goes home to revisit her past. Her daughter follows and finds a new relationship along the way.
Very good book! Not just your ordinary romance book. Great read..
Wonderful book. It is a great read if you don't have much time but want to relax. Characters are loveable - you won't want it to end and wish for a sequel.
This book starts out a bit slow, but has a wonderful ending. The characters are complex and the book is well-written.
Wonderful book! Very moving to read.
Although there is a romance in this story (both old and new) it's not centered around that. It's really about family. Learning about your roots. Mothers and daughters. Towards the end I actually cried and I don't know if I've ever cried while reading a book. That says a lot about the story and how well it was written. This is my first book by this author and I am going to look for more by her.
From the back cover:
I am illegitimate. But this was never a problem for me--it was just me and my mother against the world. Mother never told me much about her past, and after a couple of unanswered questions in childhood, I stopped asking. Now, Mother is sick, and she's decided to revisit the past--literally--by taking an unexpected trip to the mountains where she was born.
I was worried; I was scared. I followed her. And my mother's journey became my journey, too. I discovered that I have a father--and my parents are still in love. Their life together just took a detour that lasted over forty years.
Their relationship was like a blackberry winter...the colder the weather, the sweeter the berries in spring. And now that I've found the truth, will I have the strength to make it through my own blackberry winter?