Stunning. Truly stunning. I can’t put it down. No, really. I’ve finished it days after it hit the shelves but the book is still on my dining room table where I can (and do) grab it whenever I have a few moments to spend, allowing me to immerse myself in the lush world of the Carolina islands. But let me backtrack for a moment.
Dare Island is the home of Matt Fletcher, single parent and first son of the Fletcher family, a fixture in the Dare Island fishing community. His son, Josh, happens to be in the class of Alison Carter, child of privilege and new teacher on Dare Island. They meet and suddenly, just like that song, Matt’s “Hot For Teacher.” Alison, to this reader’s delight, returns Matt’s interest.
But there’s more to CAROLINA HOME than simply boy-gets-girl. The story is a landscape of exquisite beauty that is a healthy family. Three generations live and work together with little or no conflict and with full knowledge of the love they share. Little Taylor arrives, causing waves, sure, but at no time is the child ever made to feel anything but loved—at least not in this reader’s interpretation. And Alison is brought into the fold with equal care, compassion, and warmth.
Pain travels through CAROLINA HOME, as it does in all lives but that only makes the beauty and majesty of the Fletcher family all the more wondrous. The Fletchers will make it. How could they not? They have each other. I sobbed my joy and wonderment
I was truly annoyed that book two wasn’t available yet, although I knew that it wouldn’t be possible since this one, book one, had just hit the shelves. However, that’s how committed I was (am) to his story. I can’t wait to read more of the Fletcher family. More more more!!
Highly, Highly recommended.
Well done, Virginia Kantra. Well done, indeed.Five Mystique Moons
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