The River Witch
Nov 16, 2012
Author: Kimberly Brock
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (April 6, 2012)
Only a true Southern writer knows how to take a child's life of hardship, poverty and neglect and turn it into a constant golden summer of exploration.
This is a story of choices. What do you do when your planned life decides to take a turn that wasn't written in the guidebook?
Roslyn was a ballerina. We're not quite sure she wanted to really be one or if it was an escape from her life and rural upbringing. She finds it pretty easy to choose not to go back to it, to even try to go back to it, after a car accident ruins her chances of greatness. On top of that she loses a baby she dearly wanted after a fling with a much older man.
Devastated by life, she heads to the shores of a Southern island to find peace, or at least be let alone.
Once on the island she finds ghosts, memories, hoo-doo, blind alligators and a little girl practically abandoned to run wild by her father after her mother died. Together they begin to help each other heal.
The ending takes some sharp turns that are not expected but it's not the ending you're after - it's the journey getting there that's worth reading about. The language in this book flows strongly with Southern flare, charm and power. You are in the moment the minute your eyes settle onto the pages.
This book is strong with emotion, wit, heartrending moments...........and hope.
I loved it and think you will also.
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