Angela Hunt consistently puts out books that capture my interest from the moment I crack the cover open and Five Miles South of Peculiar is no exception. This book gently takes the reader to the fictional town of Peculiar, Florida, where the Caldwell sisters have lived all of their lives, in the family home. The estate, known as Sycamores, holds memories and secrets. Twins, Carlene and Darlene, have been separated by more than miles since Carlene has lived in Manhattan chasing her Broadway dreams. Darlene has raised a family and buried a husband during those years. Baby sister Magnolia has kept herself busy and has become a recluse, confining herself in the home.
Life slowly changes for everyone when disillusioned minister Erik Payne ends up on their doorstep begging for work in exchange for room and board. What he needs is a place to heal.
This story reminds the reader that family ties bind stronger than any other and that no one gets through life unscathed. What you do with your hurt is up to you, but healing is available when you learn to forgive.
Five Miles South of Peculiar is new and is available from Howard Books.
This book was provided for review by Glass Road Public Relations.