I admit, I bought this book for its absolutely gorgeous cover. Little did I know, there was a heartfelt family saga inside, just waiting to be read.
There have only been a few books I've read over the last couple of years that had such great characters with integrity and reality. I loved "meeting" each one of them, and I will carry them with me long after I lend this book to a friend.
The illness that befell Preston was very sad, but it lent such warmth and hope to the story. Morgan was a story within himself, as was Mary June. The novel reveals that although families aren't perfect, family members are the reeds that are lives woven together like one, great, big, wonderful sweetgrass basket. My face got all wet with tears while reading this one, so if you're the least bit tenderhearted, make sure you have something to mop your face with if you read this novel! :)
Good book that places emphasis on the need to protect the wonders of nature and family farms that existed through generations from the bulldozers and concrete sprawl of our modern day.
A book the Carolina LowCountry. Informative and interesting with a really good story. 4-stars.
Mary Alice Monroe has the seetest way of writing about the South - this story takes place in South Carolina.
It is about a family that has made sweet baskets for years. It gives great insite to living in the low country and how important family is.
I think this is on of my favorite my Mary Alice Monroe and is a definate read-again type book.
A lovely story of a woman fighting to keep her home plantation and put her family back together again after her husband's stroke. Enjoyed it.