Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter is a story about a deep family secret and one woman’s determination to undo the family curse before it claims her. Told between present and the past, the reader is taken on a journey to save a mystery against time.
The story opens in Mobile, Alabama, Althea has spent the last year in an addiction rehab center. She comes home to see her father who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. Her father isn’t happy to see her and tell her to get out. She is two weeks from her 30th birthday and something bad happens to the women in her family by their 30th birthday. Then the story shifts to 1937, Sybil, Alabama and a woman named Jinn Wooten who makes honeysuckle wine. She’s married with two children and dreams of running away to Hollywood. As Althea digs deeper into the events of her mother’s death, her grandmother’s death and even into her great grandmother’s death, she learns a dark and sinister secret. Can she solve the mystery surrounding the deaths in her family history? Can she break the curse before her own birthday? Or is Althea racing against the inevitable?
I LOVED this book. It captivates your attention from page 1 and holds you until the final gasp as the truth comes to light. There are so many details about this book I loved but can’t talk about because even the smallest detail will spoil parts of the book. I received an ebook in order to review this book and one day I want to buy a hard copy so I can place it on my keeper shelf. It is an amazing story with twists and turns that will leave you hanging on until the very end. And the end does not disappoint! I highly recommend Burying the Honeysuckle Girls!!!!
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