Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Five Miles South of Peculiar By Angela Hunt

I received this book from Glass Road Public Relations for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Description:

     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 . . . until her limelight-stealing twin sister unexpectedly returns.
     Carlene Caldwell, veteran of the Broadway stage, is devastated when she realizes that a botched throat surgery has spelled the end of her musical career. Searching for a new purpose in life, she retreats to Sycamores, her childhood home.
     Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie spends her days caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she's created, but when she meets a man haunted by 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.

My Thoughts:

Five Miles South of Peculiar is the first book by Angela Hunt I have read and I am hooked! When I read the title and saw the  cover of this book I was curious to read it.  I love stories about towns in The South and this one definitely did NOT disappoint.  Angela Hunt writes a beautiful story about sisters and the connections they have regardless of time and distance.  I loved the beautiful descriptions of the town, the family home, and the land around the home.  I felt like I was right there at The Sycamores as I read.  The characters are interesting and very down to earth.  Each one is unique and they truly make up the town of Peculiar!  I really felt connections with these characters. I found myself laughing out loud in places throughout the story. I found it very hard to put this book down, the story grabbed me from the start and held me until the very end.  If you enjoy Christian Fiction, you will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading more from Angela Hunt.

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