"A wholesome story"
With the twenty-year reunion at Mossy Creek, Georgia coming
soon, Creekites wonder who burned down the town's high
school back then that has forced locals to attend nearby
rival Bigelow High School? Apparently the arsonist is
taunting the Creekites by having sent to the town the ten
cent fortune telling machine used during that homecoming
day when the fire changed so many lives.
Though not even born yet, wallflower Josie McClure knows
the impact of the fire because her mother was the
homecoming queen who never celebrated her victory and
forced her to compete for the Bigelow High School
Homecoming Day Queen, which she humiliatingly lost. Rainey
Ann Cecil thinks back to that fatal day in 1981 when she
was twelve and with Robert Walker and Hank Blackshear
believed they caused the fire. Amos Royden is now the
sheriff and would like to solve the case that his now
deceased father always felt blemished his law enforcement
record. Other are impacted by either the fire or the
upcoming reunion. Will the reunion complete the
destruction of the Creekites or refurbish the civil pride
of being a Creekite?
Written as a series of vignettes tied together through the
reunion, the story line is humorous and sad focusing on how
a pivotal event can change lives forever. Though an
ensemble, the characters come across as genuine leaving
readers to understand their pain, loneliness, and their
need to belong. Fans will enjoy REUNION AT MOSSY CREEK and
want to read the previous slice of small town southern
living, MOSSY CREEK.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 18, 2002