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Home before dark

by Susan Wiggs

  Print book : Fiction

Familial ties that bind   (2008-09-03)


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by booksonthebeach

I would actually give this book 3 1/2 stars if I could.  Susan Wiggs usually writes romances, and that's what I expected when I put Home Before Dark on hold.  But although there are definitely romantic themes in this book, it's really more a story about two sisters and the complicated bonds of love that tie families together. 

The premise of the book is that Jessie, the free-wheeling photographer, comes home to her sister's house in Texas to see her family one last time.  Sixteen years ago she gave away her baby daughter to her sister Luz, and now Lila is just as rebellious as Jessie.  Sixteen years ago, Luz gave up her own promising photography career to get married and raise not only Lila but also three boys born over the next few years. 

What kind of lies do we tell ourselves or our loved ones in the name of protecting them?  At what cost?

I'd say more, but I don't want to give anything away.  :)

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