Thursday, June 28, 2012

Five Miles South Of Peculiar - Book Review

What do you get when you mix sibling rivalry, lies, tragedy, and love? You get Peculiar people…

Title – Five Miles South Of Peculiar

Author Angela Hunt

Publisher Simon and Schuster/Howard Books

Date of publication – June 2012
Number of pages – 374

* Simon and Schuster/Howard Books via Glass Road Public Relations has provided me with an advanced, complimentary copy of “Five Miles South Of Peculiar” to read in order to write my review.*

About The Book: 
Darlene Caldwell has spent a lifetime tending Sycamores, an estate located five miles south of a small town called Peculiar. She raised a family in the spacious home that was her grandfather's legacy and she enjoys being a pillar of the community . . .
Carlene Caldwell, veteran of the Broadway stage, is devastated when she realizes that a botched throat surgery has spelled the end of her musical career… 
Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie spends her days caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she's created, but when she meets a man haunted by tragedy

About The Author:
Angela Hunt
With nearly 4 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Huntis the bestselling author of more than one hundred books, includingThe Tale of Three Trees,Don't Bet Against Me, The Note, and The Nativity Story. Her nonfiction book Don't Bet Against Me, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She and her husband make their home in Florida with their dogs. Learn more about Angela at

Now the good stuff, MY review!

This book was an engaging read!  This was an excellent book on relationships, perceptions, lies, and redemption.  The book was an interesting trip into the realm of forgiveness, redemption, love, and sibling rivalry.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  The book left me wanting to know more about the people of Peculiar and the Caldwell sisters.  In the midst of deceit, tragedy, and unexpected chance, love still abounds!  This was an AWESOME READ!
This book would be a good book for a women’s book club, or for reading groups.  The book contains a couple of recipes, a reading group guide, and a brief conversation with the author Angela Hunt in the back.  The conversation with Angela gives nice insight into her life and the life of this book. This book is a very good summer read and on a scale of 1-10, I give it a solid 8!  


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