May 16, 2012

Five Miles South of Peculiar by Angela Hunt

If these three sisters don't change direction, they'll end up where they're going.

Darlene Caldwell has spent a lifetime tending Sycamores, an estate located five miles south of a small town called Peculiar. She raised a family in the spacious home that was her grandfather's legacy, and she enjoys being a pillar of the community. Sycamores is the kingdom where she reigns as queen . . . until her limelight-stealing twin sister unexpectedly returns.

Carlene Caldwell, veteran of the Broadway stage, is devastated when she realizes that an unsuccessful throat surgery has spelled the end of her musical career. Searching for a new purpose in life, she retreats to Sycamores, her childhood home. She may not be able to sing, but she hopes to use her knowledge and experience to fashion a new life in Peculiar, the little town she left behind.

Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie has never wanted to live anywhere but Sycamores. She spends her days caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she's created on the estate, but when she meets a man haunted by his own tragedy, she must find the courage to either deny her heart or cut the apron strings that tie her to a dear and familiar place.

Can these sisters discover who they are meant to be when life takes an unforeseen detour? In a season of destiny, three unique women reunite and take unexpected journeys of the heart.

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What a fun book to read! I loved the story of these three somewhat peculiar sisters from a small town called Peculiar. Twin sisters Darlene and Carlene were as different as night and day, and their fiftieth birthday party made them realize that they really didn't know each other at all.  Their fortyish younger sister Nolie lived in a world all her own, and she was happiest when sewing aprons for everyone in town.

Deep disappointments, misunderstanding and resentment from many years earlier have to be faced head on if the sisters are ever to have a healthy relationship with each other. As in every Angela Hunt novel I have read over the years, there are amazing lessons in forgiveness, redemption and relationships.

This is a fantastic novel that I enjoyed from cover to cover, I totally recommend this one!

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Simon & Schuster Inc./Howard Books in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the kind review, Janet. Appreciate it so much!
    Angie Hunt