A complex family of disparate characters and their close friends can overcome anything through the power of love and reconciliation.
I was expecting something very different, the jacket summary is misleading. The focus on the book is not limited to the three female generations of this family, rather it focuses on the family as a whole, each member introduced along with their individual and in some instances collective predicaments.
There was no connection with the characters, in fact I felt a complete disconnect. I enjoyed Ivy, he’s grounded, caring, has his act together. He resides in San Francisco, I’m sure his distance from his family contributes to his normalacy. Maisie is adorable, her zest for life is inspiring. She’s flawed but charming. I wish she was focused on more, she could have easily carried the story. There were aspects of Ashley I found appealing but the way she handled serious issues left me disappointed. Clayton is pathetic and Liz needs to reevaluate her self worth.
I respected the fact this family pulled together in tough times despite their disgruntled feelings toward each other.
The narrative reads like a soap opera, too contrived and dramatic for my likes. Frank takes on physical and sexual abuse, however, her end results miss the mark, a HUGE pet peeve of mine. She brings awareness to abuse but her characters drop the ball big time, disappointing for perusers surviving abuse.
Your standard dysfunctional family tale, disappointing in resolving hot button topics, overly dramatic.
About Dorothea Benton Frank
New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including Lowcountry Summer and Return to Sullivans Island. She resides in the New York area with her husband.
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