The Sweet Taste of Muscadines

The Sweet Taste of Muscadines

A woman returns to her small southern hometown in the wake of her mother's sudden death--only to find the past upended by stunning family secrets--in this intimate debut novel, written with deep compassion and sharp wit.

"A deeply moving work of Southern fiction that will appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing . . . a story to remember long after the last page is turned."--Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop

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 upbringing.

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.

Title:The Sweet Taste of Muscadines
ISBN:9780593158456
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  • Tina

    This is a women's fiction. I am lucky to receive an e-copy of this book from Netgalley, and I will post a review of this book as soon as I finish reading it. ...

  • Alexa

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Sweet Taste of Muscadines This is a bit of a heavy read but flows quickly. I really enjoyed it and believe it’s one of those books that make you reflect. It has mys...

  • Rachel

    The Sweet Taste of Muscadines by Pamela Terry is an excellent novel that delves into the complex world of family relationships and dynamics. This novel is set amongst the wonderful landscapes of Scotl...

  • Tonya

    The Sweet Taste of Muscadines is a debut novel by author Pamela Terry- but; it doesn’t read like a new novel. The writing flows in this slow starting novel about three very different siblings and th...

  • Claire Fullerton

    Narrator Lila Breedlove is a transplanted Southerner now living as a young widow on Wigeon Island, off the coast of Maine, who says of the South, “The roots of its influence still run through me lik...

  • Sheri

    Oh my! What an excellent read. I need to start by saying that I was really looking forward to this book. I was drawn to the cover and I am a transplanted Michigander who has lived in the Lowcountry of...

  • Joyce

    304 pages5 starsLila, Henry and Abigail...preacher's children...The father was killed in Viet Nam when Lila was nine-years old. Of the three children, she remembers him best. Lila has been living in M...

  • Kelly

    This book is about 3 siblings raised in a southern town after their father is killed in Vietnam. Two of the siblings come back home after their mother's death to discover family secrets and they take ...

  • Annette

    I love this cover! This book is really told in two parts. The first part they find their mother dead and the second part they head to Scotland. I think I like the second part best. It was very descrip...

  • mrsswiftnibtwirlspages

    Lila never felt at ease in Wesleyan, Georgia, especially after her father's untimely death when she was a small.. She has a brother Henry and a sister Abigail. But she her and brother always to leave ...