Author: Lynne Hugo
Publisher: Switchgrass Books
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Remember My Beauties" by Lynne Hugo
I wasn't sure when I first started reading..."Remember My Beauties" if I would like this novel but I will say now that I have read it I did find that this author did a wonderful job with delivering a well written script of a 'broken/disconnected' family to the readers that one will find it very hard to put down until the end. This Kentucky setting, farm family life, ailing parents, a couple with children one with a drug addiction and let's not leave out a certain horrible brother and you have quite a read especially when it seems like all falls on Jewels shoulders. Things really get heated up when a brother comes back home supposingly to take care of his ailing parents. Now what all is up between this sister and brother that will soon come to a head. There is so much drama in the read that will keep you on the edge of your seat taking it all in. Yes it will all come out in the end. I really enjoyed how this author brought out this family struggles all out to the reader. The characters...Hack, Louetta, Jewel, Eddie, Cal, Carley, Chassie, plus a few others were all well developed, defined, portrayed and believable giving it all and I don't want to leave out the animals....the dog and horses [this title was beautifully woven into this story] that are so well presented in this read. Now, how does this all tie together? You will have to pick up this good read to see for yourself how well written this story is and even in the worst of circumstances there can be a healing process that can take place and there be even forgiveness. I will say that even though this was a serious read there will be parts where there will be some humor. Would I recommend this novel? YES!
I have been given an ARC copy by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.