Review: A Grown up kind of Pretty

Why I picked it: I'm a fan of the author, her writing and storytelling.  Her stories are heartbreaking tales set in the south, but could happen anywhere.

Synopsis: A powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take:  The plot in this book could be a nightmare.  Big, Liza, and Mosey are separated by just fifteen years - Big is Liza's mom and Mosey's Grandmother.  Liza has a stroke, and although her body defies her... her brain does not.  So, imagine the life changing turn that happens when a family secret is revealed, one that only Liza can explain.

I adore Jackson's southern writing.  She really knows how to develop characters that a reader connects to.  This isn't the first book where I have been left wanting more.  If you enjoy her novels, this one won't disappoint you.

Rating: 4 Stars
Source: NetGalley

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