Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Walking in Tall Weeds by Robin W. Pearson


 Paulette and Fred Baldwin find themselves wading through a new season of life in Hickory Grove, North Carolina. Their only son, McKinley, now works hundreds of miles away, and the distance between the husband and wife feels even farther. When their son returns home, his visit dredges up even more conflict between Fred and Paulette.

McKinley makes it no secret that he doesn’t intend to follow in his father’s footsteps at George & Company Fine Furnishings or otherwise. Fred can’t quite bring himself to accept all his son’s choices, yet Paulette is determined McKinley will want for nothing, least of all a mother’s love and attention—which her own skin color cost her as a child. But all her striving leaves Fred on the outside looking in.

Paulette suspects McKinley and Fred are hiding something that could change the whole family. Soon, she’s facing a whirlwind she never saw coming, and the three of them must dig deep to confront the truth. Maybe then they’ll discover that their history is only skin-deep while their faith can take them right to the heart of things.

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About The Author


 Robin W. Pearson's A LONG TIME COMIN’ earned a 2020 Christy Award for First Novel. Both her debut and her second novel, 'TIL I WANT NO MORE (February 2021), earned a Publishers Weekly starred review. They show how man's timeless love affair with God affects day-to-day relationships. Robin's writing sprouts from her Southern roots, and she has corrected grammar up and down the East coast, starting with Houghton Mifflin Company. Her family’s faith, life lessons, and life’s longings inspire her as a wife, homeschooling mother of seven, and author, what she blogs about on https://robinwpearson.com/mommy-concentrated/. They're the source of all the characters living and breathing in the stories waiting to be told about her belief in Jesus Christ and the experiences at her own kitchen sink.

 

My Review



 
A story that is rich in family dynamics, and we are there to witness even the outer edges.

We have a mom and dad, and then junior home after many months. Add to this mixture a aunt who raised the dad, and is now visiting!

Well, you get the idea, no one is really good enough for her nephew, but there are deeper issues here, including race.

The author does a wonderful job of dealing with tough subjects, and at times you will be smiling with the banter that is offered!

This is a roller coaster of emotions, past hurts and grudges, revenge, and the race card, and a page turner looking for how everything will turn out, and maybe healing?

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Tyndale House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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