"I felt as if I had come home!"
Running away from her ex-fiancÚ, Suzanne Lewis finds her
way to Walton, Georgia. She hadn't meant to stop there but
the heart necklace she wears says, "A life without rain is
like the sun without shade." On the back it says "R.
Michael, Jewelers. Walton." Could this be the same Walton?
She thinks surely not because that would be too much of a
coincidence. The necklace and a torn and tattered picture
of the Eiffel Tower in Paris are the only things she has
left to remember her mother by.
Riding on the same bus is Lucinda Madison who also gets off
at Madison. She has taken care of Joe Warner and his six
children since his wife Harriet died three years before.
She's a kindly soul and tells Suzanne that they will take
her into town and find her a place to stay. Suzanne knows
it's the wrong thing to do but she has no place else to go
so she reluctantly agrees. She also tells them her name is
Much as she tries not to, Suzanne finds that she's drawn
into every facet of life in the small town of Walton,
Georgia. There's nothing sacred and the gossip runs rampant
in the town. When someone new shows up, of course, they are
the topic of the day. Suzanne can't afford to be the topic
of gossip but the people of Walton won't take no for an
answer. Suzanne finds that Joe Warner and his brood of kids
seem to be the worst at drawing her like a magnet. How in
the world will she ever leave this town and these people?
Karen White plays on your emotions like a Stradivarius! I
ran the gamut from laughing uproariously to grabbing
multitudes of tissue to stem the flow of tears. I felt as
if I had come home while reading this book. I flew through
the pages and then wished the book didn't have to end.
While this book is the sequel to FALLING HOME, it
completely stands alone! I know I will be the first one
standing in line for Karen White's next book.
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted April 8, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006