This book captivated me from the first page. I literally could not put this book down once I started it. And for a mom of a busy toddler, that’s saying something!
Dessaint has such a way with words that you feel as if you are a part of the story he is telling. As a transplanted “yankee” to the deep south for 10+ year, I really related to the culture shock of moving to the bible belt when your image just doesn’t quite fit the mold of those around you. There is an authenticity to the story that only drives home the fact that this story is based on the life experiences of the author. It is very real and at times my heart ached not only for the characters of the book, but for the author himself.
I did find the ending a tad abrupt. I want more! I hope that Kelly Dessaint continues writing and maybe someday shares with us the rest of the story.