23. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Tammy · Tags: , , , ,

The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton, 318 pages, read by Tammy, on 01/04/2012

moonflower vineBeautifully written story of a family set in rural Missouri. Thanks for the suggestion Claudia!

This is the summary from the publisher’s website but I couldn’t describe it or summarize the story any better.

On a farm in western Missouri during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy’s fate will be the family’s greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgiveā€”and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.