Wide Plank Porches

Wide Plank Porches

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kindle, , Fiction, American

The Parker women of Riverton, North Carolina are known for three things: southern graces, storytelling, and sassiness. The second to some, would be considered outright lying, the last a surprise to those who view them as ladies with a gentle upbringing. But the Parker legacy has never been what it seems and keeping up appearances has trumped the truth every time. Just as Charlotte is about to break the news of her plan to strike out on her own, her daughter, Janie, returns from college to announce she’s pregnant. Her sister, Purdy, becomes desperate to take control and devises a sinister plan to rid the Parker’s of yet another family secret. But Janie’s upbringing has instilled a deeper faith in her than anyone realizes. Compelling and unexpected, Wide Planked Porches is a moving novel that will make you rethink family duty, faith, and fortitude.

For fans of Kathryn Stockett (The Help) and Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees), a must-read for lovers of the South, and eavesdroppers who love to listen in on someone else's family drama.

Title:Wide Plank Porches
Edition Language:English
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    Wide Plank Porches Reviews

  • Tanya Willis Anderson

    This story started off fun and light then it shifted into a fierce mother-daughter battle with pregnancy. Parts were downright preachy and Purdy and Charlotte got on my reserve nerve! Felt like Christ...

  • Helen Macan

    Not that goodThis is filled with boring, unlikeable characters. Should be listed as Christian fiction. I would like a warning about that. Skimmed through the last chapters to get to the end. Obviously...

  • Laura Frances

    Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' FavoriteI cried, I laughed, I smiled - I couldn’t put down Wide Plank Porches. I am a southerner, though I was born and lived many years in the north as a Yank...

  • Melissa Henderson

    A story of family, friends and unexpected life happenings. The author gives the characters very unique personalities and shows how each person reacts to a surprising situation. Very interesting story....

  • Neva Williams

    This book was a good idea that somehow missed the mark. ...

  • Teresa Merriman

    It was a good fast read. I thought it would be a lighter more humorous book, but instead it dealt with some heavy issues....

  • Deborah

    Big mehReally didn't like this book. Switched from character to character frequently and really couldn't identify with anyone. Too much drama!...

  • Deb

    The characters in this book were a trainwreck and watching them struggle to straighten out their lives was bth mesmerizing and disturbing. /i can't say I enjoyed this story, or even completely underst...

  • Tl Hippler

    Oh my! This novel was all the things, leaving me a bit battered and bruised and yet ready to celebrate the gumption and courage of some of the characters when the chips were down and the “right” d...

  • Marie Shirley Griffin

    Oh, pleaseToo many unbelievables. I understand the author's point, but her characters aren't real.I grew up with the passive aggressive behavior in full bloom in my southern parents. It's sad, destruc...