Vale receives a call that her mother, Bonnie, is missing after a tropical storm and drops everything to return to Vermont to look for her. She soon finds herself falling back into the life she left years ago.
From the ’30s to 1950, a woman named Georgia Tann, who ran the Tennessee Children’s Home Society. She stole poor children from their families and newborn babies from single mothers and sold them to celebrities, politicians and others who could afford them. It was all done under the guise of helping orphaned and abandoned children find good homes, but it was actually human trafficking.
Avery Stafford finds a puzzling photograph that leads her into an ever more confusing story of secrets and lies inside her upright, respected family. Along the way, she starts to question the man her family has picked for her to marry and her expected role within the family. What follows is a heartwarming story of love, betrayal, memories and staying true to your heart.
Sara’s grandmother dies and she has to return to Alabama for the reading of the will. She plans to get everything settle quickly and return to her life in New Orleans. That is not going to be easy. Sara now owns a B&B, The Hideaway, in Sweet Bay, Alabama. It will not be difficult renovating the house, especially with her grandmother’s elderly best friends living there.
There are also surprises about her grandmother hiding in the attic. It turns out there are many things she didn’t know about Mags. Now she has to make a choice between saving the house and returning to her own home.
Halfway to Nowhere is a story about mistakes and friendships and finding your way home – even if you’re already there. Nikki left her home ten years ago with a secret. Now she has no choice but to come back. She doesn’t want to see anyone. All she wants is to do what she has to do and leave. Thankfully her best friend happens to see her and that was just the beginning because in a small town everyone knows your business.
This is the fourteenth book in the Mitford series by Jan Karon and I can’t wait for September 19th to get here. I received the first four books in a set of paper backs for Christmas and read them a if it was one book. I could not put them down. It seemed like years before the next one came out. Each have been purchased and read in one setting. Later on I bought those first four in hardback to match all the others. They have a special place in my home.
It is somewhat hard to explain these books. Trying to tell someone about them always comes out as boring. The life of an Episcopal should not be that interesting, but it is. Over the years he adopts a boy who needs a home, he gets married and retires.
I have loaned the first book to two friends. Both came back asking for the second book and both ended up buying the whole set. It is so easy to imagine how all the characters look and talk. They make you laugh and sometimes cry. They seem to become part of the family.
The books are categorized as women’s fiction, but trust me on this, men like them too.
I will buy this book on September 19 and I will tell you about it on September 20. It is going to be a long 17 days.