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by Patti Callahan Henry

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ISBN: 1585476633
ISBN13: 978-1585476633
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Language: English
Publisher: Center Point Pub (November 1, 2005)
ePUB size: 1377 kb
FB2 size: 1490 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 365
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I enjoyed this book very much. The descriptions of the low country of South Carolina are very good. The main character is another strong, believable woman. The Gullah aspect of the book is most interesting and informative. The fact that the main character is writing a school curriculum is another unusual part of the book. I like the entire story and would recommend it for lovers of southern settings.
Meridy left her home in Seaboro after her high school graduation due to the death of her boyfriend in a fire started accidentally by her own actions, though no one at Seaboro seemed to blame her for it. After graduation she, her boyfriend Danny, and several friends of theirs have a party near the the old lighthouse keeper's cabin. About the time she sets off a firework that hits the cabin, a boy throws gasoline on their bonfire. The fire however was blamed on her childhood friend Tim who threw the party.

Meridy now lives in Atlanta with her husband, Beau, and her son B.J. but when she receives a call from her mother that Tim is being "persuaded" out of money to pay for reconstruction of the cabin, and somewhat accidentally volunteering herself to write a curriculum for her school about the Gullah culture, she heads home, leaving her husband to deal with a trial he's been working on for two years and the worry that he is cheating on her with the new paralegal.

Once back in Seaboro Meridy soon realizes that she does not fit into her Atlanta lifestyle. That deep down she is still the wild tomboy she once was. It takes a few trips to her old housekeeper Tulu, and time with Tim, who takes her to the spot where Danny's body was found, for her to realize this.

I've been very hesitant of Patti Callahen Henry's books as the first one I read did not do much for me. This one was an amazing book that I found myself really into. It made me laugh and made me cry. The characters are beautiful, I especially loved Tulu and Sissy. It was sad to see Tulu had died, especially after Meridy realized what she was trying to get her to understand. But in a way her death was also understandable, as it seemed she did what she tried to do, to help Meridy understand.

What was a little bothersome was the worry of Beau's cheating. It was understandable, as both Meridy's best friend was cheated on and later in the book her sister, but when Beau started to accuse Meridy of cheating on him with Tim it was getting a little tiresome. And Meridy's finally confessing about the firework just seemed to get a big brush off. But the ending left me satisfied and other than those two things I have no problems reading this again.
This was a very good book. After reading this book I started looking for others by the same author and have not been dissappointed. Some are better than others but that is to be expected. This book was exceptionally good from my stand point and I am not one who likes a lot of smut, but just some open, loving and spiritual relationships where God is always the theme.
Love all of this authors books. She never disappoints. She has a beautiful way of telling a story. Always looking forward to her next one.
One of the best books I have ever read and I have read MANY books. I finished in one sitting and did not want it to end. Please Ms. Henry never stop writing!!!!
I love books about the low country . Im a fan of Anne Rivers Siddons and Dorothea Benton Frank and others but just recently discovered Patti Callahan Henry. I have now read every one of her books and am waiting for another anxiously. This book is a prime example of her writing. If you want to get lost in a book, try this one.
Patti Calhoun Henry is a talented writer. I just recently discovered her and have read everything I can get my hands on by her. I then pass them on to my niece who also loves them. A really good read---never a boring minute.