• Publisher: Leisure Time Publishing; 1 edition (July 1, 2016)
There’s a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky personality. For better or worse, Annie Dawn is here to stay.
The memorable Sweeney sisters from Her Sister’s Shoes have returned with more suspense and family drama to hold you spellbound until the dramatic conclusion. As she approaches the next stage of her life as an empty nester, Jackie is torn between expanding her fledgling design business and spending these last precious months with her boys before they fly the coop. Her own worst enemy, Sam is terrified of making a commitment to Eli Marshall, handsome police officer, true love of her life. Her resolve is tested when a ghost from her past shows up after nearly two decades. Faith nurtures her seven-year- old daughter who is recovering from the trauma of her abusive father. Is the threat in the past, or is there more danger on the horizon? The sisters seek guidance from their mother, Lovie, a true Southern matriarch who shows them how to respond to adversity with grace and dignity.
Things are heating up in the Lowcountry. The Sweeney sisters remind us, once again, that being a part of a family is about more than sharing the same DNA.
Happy Saturday! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lowcountry Stranger by Ashely Farley. Thank you to the Author, TLC Book Tours and the publisher Leisure Time Publishing for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review of it.
Lowcountry Stranger is a contemporary fiction novel about the Sweeney sisters. They are part of a Southern family that comes with it’s fair share of drama, drama, drama.
I was super excited to read this book. In the past two years, I have learned this about myself: I love Southern literature. I find it to be vibrant and fun. Such was my reading of Lowcountry Stranger. I loved the writing and I really loved these characters and their specific individual situations, but aside from that I also loved how all of their own problems, etc. affected the whole family. I really loved that familial aspect of this book and the fierce family bond and loyalty they have with each other even when put through the wringer.
I found this book to be super entertaining, I actually finished it in one night and just thought it was a really fun, involving read. Perfect for people that love family sagas but aren’t looking for a SUPER long book. This one is a pretty good length. One thing I was really surprised at is that I was able to jump right into the story and connect with most of the characters, even though I hadn’t read the first book in the series. Albeit, I am rather sad that I haven’t and will be going back to read the first one. I have to have more of this family.
Since I enjoyed this book so much I am giving it a four star review and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading books about family drama, southern literature, suspense and contemporary fiction!
The author is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, visit the rafflecopter link below!
About Ashley Farley
Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you’ve read the last word, then she’s done her job.
After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.
Ashley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.
Visit her website at http://www.ashleyfarley.net.