This was a wonderful book to read. It has a more historical plot to it and takes place in the early 1900s is Mississippi where lynchings and lawlessness still prevailed. It does have many disturbing scenes to it, but it is a very enlightening book that packs a lot of punch. It is a departure from his usual writing, but it was a refreshing departure. It is not his usual story line, but the chapters stayed tight and short, making you want to keep on reading.
I really liked this book. The abuse the main character endures is disturbing, but it was well written plot-wise. We root for Rose Mae to escape her jealous husband even though he tracks her down. Given that, she prepares for that eventual meeting...but things end differently than she expected. Couldn't stop reading this book. I've read almost all Joshilyn Jackson's books and this is my favoite.
Just finished reading this and found it very absorbing. It's futuristic content is an interesting twist and could conceivably happen sometime in the further future. The characters are interesting and well established. Couldn't put it down.
Three sisters with three different emotinal issues live out the summer in Nantucket together. One is fighting cancer, the next lost her position as as a promisng professor for dating a student, the other is pregnant and running away from her cheating husband. Tempers flare and confidence flounders, but each makes a choice that brings them back into the fold of life after the summer.
A good fun romp. However, I couldn't believe Tammy Jo could withstand all the beat downs she suffered. Her ex and new amour battle for her affection, plus save the local town from fairy dust and local crazies. More fun is added when the ghost, aunt Edie, returns and locates the magic emeralds that belong to Tammy Jo's family.
This was interesting enough to keep me reading. We never really find out the back-story to the two young people who become companions on a cross-country trip to find the beautiful things in life. It was refreshing in an odd way.
I enjoyed this book very much. A woman who is given up a a baby by the opposing people of a small town in Georgia. She is a Crabtree, but raised as a Frett. The Crabtrees and the Fretts have an ongoing dispute that puts Nonny Jane in the middle. The Crabtrees are full of "good ole boys" who like to fight and distroy on a moments notice, and often times this is at the peril of the Fretts lives. There is also a journey here for Nonny Jane - some of it is finding romance, and some is doing the right thing. Subplots are interesting, too.
A very good book. This takes place during the Stalin era when there were lists and people were shoved on trains and taken to god forsaken destinations and made to work as slaves with little food or shelter.
Written from the POV of a fifteen year old girl who looses everything, but yet desparately stays alive.
First time reading this author. I enjoyed it and will probably read her other books. The story was fine tuned and left out enough information to keep a series going. Interesting characters and way of life in Big Stone Gap.