Wednesday, March 9, 2011
If you love Southern's woman's fiction with humor, you'll love Isle of Palms. For Anna Lutz Abbot, she always loved the Isle of Palms in Lowcountry North Carolina, since she was a child. When her mother died, her grandmother from hell visited, while her father was loveless and in shock. So they moved, when things took a turn for the worse. In Anna's story, when she returns to the Isle of Palms, things change for the better. She owns her own house and then a hair salon. Her daughter visits from college, her gay ex-husband becomes her champion, and everyone fall in love, including Anna herself. But after all of that, her ex-mother-in-law knows something isn't right with Emily, and the big family secret, which comes out in the end. From a summer to remember, straight down to the holidays, this novel would keep you smiling.