Well, now that I’ve finished this book, I’ve ordered all of Valerie Fraser Luesse’s books. This was a wonderful story full of great characters and relationships. This will fill your heart up with the delightfulness of things southern … the people, the food, the true sense of caring for your family, friends, and neighbors. While set during WWII, it is more of a glimpse into life in the States for those left to keep the country going, whose loved ones are off fighting abroad, whose loved ones are not coming home, and the ones who have returned home after giving up so much for the war.
The conversation throughout the book is full of southern charm, the sense of love and loss spreads itself into your heart and presents so many heartfelt moments. There is a sadness, but there are also moments of laughter and celebrating.
This is one of those books you need to move to the top of your to-be-read list. It will leave you with a need to experience life sitting on the front porch with a neighbor and a glass of sweet tea. You’ll close the book with a sigh and a smile on your face.
Thank you to NetGalley and Fleming H. Ravel Company for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.