someone left this on the seat in the train...so no book should be left alone...i picked it up
it is a modern day story of Charleston,SC
Gillon Stokes was born and raised in Charleston. Like her mother and grandmother before her, her unconventional style has always made her to feel awkward among her general family. Then she has a change to leave Charleston for London, and find something different--a place to belong. She loves her assured roommate, Tilly, and Tilly's photographer boyfriend, Henry. Gillon returns home for the birth of her sister's baby. Henry, an interested suitor, follows her there. He not only falls in love with the wildlife of the South marshes, he follows in love with Gillon. But photographers sometimes have to adjust their lenses to be quite certain they've fallen in love. (I should know).
I really enjoyed this book. It is light reading, quick read really.
A good read, although I prefer her books set in England.
Gillon is from Charleston and a traditional southern family but is restless so goes to London on a temporary job. She meets Harry and Tilly who are in a dead end relationship after 10 years that is not moving forward. There is Harry's friend William who is dating Susie but who loves Tilly. And Gillon's sister Ashley who seems to be the perfect Southern girl and Junior League member but who is suffering post partum depression. And then Harry goes to Charleston and falls in love with Gillon. All of them are suffering from various issues that go back to their childhood and their families/parents. I wanted to like these characters, and didn't so much dislike them as feel that they were all just a little too self-absorbed. There were times I just wanted to tell them to get over themselves and move on. I also felt like there were gaps in the story where the author would suddenly jump forward three months and we were left to assume part of what happened without the actual telling of it. Overall it was ok but not great.