Lila Bruce Breedlove never quite felt at home in Wesleyan, Georgia, especially after her father’s untimely demise when she was a child. Both Lila and her brother, Henry, fled north after high school, establishing fulfilling lives of their own. In contrast, their younger sister, Abigail, opted to remain behind to dote on their domineering, larger-than-life mother, Geneva. Yet despite their independence, Lila and Henry know deep down that they’ve never quite reckoned with their upbringing.
When their elderly mother dies suddenly and suspiciously in the muscadine arbor behind the family estate, Lila and Henry return to the town that essentially raised them. But as they uncover more about Geneva’s death, shocking truths are revealed that overturn the family’s history as they know it, sending the pair on an extraordinary journey to chase a truth that will dramatically alter the course of their lives.
Title: The Sweet Taste of Muscadines
Author: Pamela Terry
Published: March 16, 2021
Publisher: Random House
My Rating: 4 stars
The Sweet Taste of Muscadines is an interesting debut novel – and one I’m not going to dive into with details. This time you need to discover anything beyond the cover description on your own. There are secrets to be discovered, secrets that will affect a family forever… and secrets should never be given away in a review.
I enjoyed the experience but feel that this time my rating is going to have to do the talking for me.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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