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Sister Blackberry

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Eighty-seven year old Viola Garland has secrets that have tormented her for over sixty years. She kept these secrets because she believed her family would be protected. When a skeleton is discovered at a Rayes County building site, the choice she made as a young woman threatens to come to light. She knows the lie has kept the family disjointed but she is sure the truth ...more
ebook, 332 pages
Published 2009 by Whiskey Creek Press
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Sep 07, 2011 Brandon rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-novels
Definitely a book geared more for a female audience, but the plot was compelling and the author's excellent storytelling kept me into it. I will admit that it took me longer to read because of this, though. I could see it unfolding on Lifetime while I was reading! I will admit that I liked the story it told, though.

Have heard some say it is a little difficult to believe the story's events could work out as they did in some parts, and while there were some convenient occurrences to help the plot
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Apr 27, 2013 Tammy Labissoniere rated it really liked it
I would recommend this book!! Especially for women. I found it heart warming at times and tragic at other times. Made me laugh and cry.
Jan 04, 2011 Joni rated it really liked it
Good story about a very real issue. Characters beautifully written.
Candy Wood
This first novel about three generations of Kentucky women offers three stories that never quite work together. From a young woman in the 1930s rescuing her neighbor's baby, we move all the way to the present, when a not-so-young, unemployed woman decides to return to the career she always loved. In between, the book threatens to become a Judy Blume early-teen story with girls worrying about "boobs" and periods until the sister who is different runs away to the city to find a new life (which she ...more
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Melissa Newman is an award-winning journalist and writer, having spent 20 years in the newspaper industry rising to the ranks of editor and publisher. She has called Southeastern Kentucky home all her life and truly embraces the title of southern writer, bestowed upon her by loyal readers. As a journalist, Melissa has written hundreds of feature stories about people and places in Southeastern ...more
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