Lila Bruce Breedlove never quite felt at home in Wesleyan, Georgia,
especially after her father’s untimely demise when she was a child. Both
Lila and her brother, Henry, fled north after high school, establishing
fulfilling lives of their own. In contrast, their younger sister,
Abigail, opted to remain behind to dote on their domineering,
larger-than-life mother, Geneva. Yet despite their independence, Lila
and Henry know deep down that they’ve never quite reckoned with their
When their elderly mother dies suddenly and suspiciously in the muscadine arbor behind the family estate, Lila and Henry return to the town that essentially raised them. But as they uncover more about Geneva’s death, shocking truths are revealed that overturn the family’s history as they know it, sending the pair on an extraordinary journey to chase a truth that will dramatically alter the course of their lives. The Sweet Taste of Muscadines reminds us all that true love never dies.
About The Author
A lifelong Southerner, Pamela Terry learned the power of storytelling at a very early age. For the past decade, Terry has been the author of the internationally popular blog From the House of Edward, which was named one of the top ten home blogs of the year by London’s The Telegraph. She lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with her songwriter husband, Pat, and their three dogs, Apple, Andrew, and George. She travels to the Scottish Highlands as frequently as possible and is currently at work on her second novel.
This story actually begins with the death of the matriarch, and her body being found under the arbor of the muscadines, a place filled with family memories.
As the three siblings arrive to bury their mother, the facts of their lives begin to unfold, and closely held family secrets begin to unravel, and we embark on a journey that airs all of their laundry.
I loved the gift of weaving as we travel from Maine to Scotland, it will warm your heart. I also loved the ending here, so keep reading, and see how everything works out! Surprise!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Ballantine Books, and was not required to give a positive review.