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Call Your Daughter Home A Stunning Tour De Force Following Three Fierce, Unforgettable Southern Women In The Years Leading Up To The Great DepressionIt S South Carolina And The Region Is Still Recovering From The Infamous Boll Weevil Infestation That Devastated The Land And The Economy Gertrude, A Mother Of Four, Must Make An Unconscionable Decision To Save Her Daughters From Starvation Or Die At The Hands Of An Abusive Husband Retta Is Navigating A Harsh World As A First Generation Freed Slave, Still Employed By The Coles, Influential Plantation Proprietors Who Once Owned Her Family Annie Is The Matriarch Of The Coles Family And Must Come To Terms With The Terrible Truth That Has Ripped Her Family ApartThese Three Women Seemingly Have Nothing In Common, Yet As They Unite To Stand Up To The Terrible Injustices That Have Long Plagued The Small Town, They Find Strength In The Bond That Ties Women Together Told In The Pitch Perfect Voices Of Gertrude, Retta And Annie, Call Your Daughter Home Is An Audacious, Timeless Story About The Power Of Family, Deep Buried Secrets And The Ferocity Of Motherhood Read ✓ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Unforgettable Southern Women In The Years Leading Up To The Great DepressionIt S South Carolina And The Region Is Still Recovering From The Infamous Boll Weevil Infestation That Devastated The Land And The Economy Gertrude !!> Read ➶ On His Naughty List ➺ Author Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk A Mother Of Four Read ➭ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Must Make An Unconscionable Decision To Save Her Daughters From Starvation Or Die At The Hands Of An Abusive Husband Retta Is Navigating A Harsh World As A First Generation Freed Slave [PDF / Epub] ☉ Invisible Wounds Author Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Still Employed By The Coles !!> KINDLE ➜ A City Possessed ❤ Author Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Influential Plantation Proprietors Who Once Owned Her Family Annie Is The Matriarch Of The Coles Family And Must Come To Terms With The Terrible Truth That Has Ripped Her Family ApartThese Three Women Seemingly Have Nothing In Common [Download] ➸ Her Husbands Mistake ➽ Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Yet As They Unite To Stand Up To The Terrible Injustices That Have Long Plagued The Small Town Read ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk They Find Strength In The Bond That Ties Women Together Told In The Pitch Perfect Voices Of Gertrude [PDF / Epub] ☂ Squirmy Wormy By Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Retta And Annie !!> Reading ➽ Honeymoon ➶ Author Sacha J. Witt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Call Your Daughter Home Is An Audacious [Read] ➼ Puck You ➹ Peyton Novak – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Timeless Story About The Power Of Family [KINDLE] ✽ Mountain Moonlight By Jane Anderson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Deep Buried Secrets And The Ferocity Of Motherhood 5 StarsBeautiful and Emotional The year is 1924, the place is South Carolina Three women s lives intertwine on a plantation where times are tough and where, relying on each other and connecting, are what will carry them through the most difficult of times.Gertrude s life has never been easy Unfortunately, after what happens, she just made things a whole lot harder on herself and her four kids Now, she has some decisions to make, decisions that no one but herself can possibly understand.Annie, 5 StarsBeautiful and Emotional The year is 1924, the place is South Carolina Three women s lives intertwine on a plantation where times are tough and where, relying on each other and connecting, are what will carry them through the most difficult of times.Gertrude s life has never been easy Unfortunately, after what happens, she just made things a whole lot harder on herself and her four kids Now, she has some decisions to make, decisions that no one but herself can possibly understand.Annie, is the matriarch of the Cole family She is a business woman, a wife and a mother, with two estranged daughters and three sons one deceased , two living, who both take care of different family businesses, thus her interests have always been divided A single discovery blows her whole world apart and nothing will ever be the same Retta is the Cole s Housekeeper A freed slave, who has worked for the Cole s her whole life, Retta is almost like family She and her husband have experienced loss time and again and yet, Retta picks herself up and keeps going The epitome of strength, Retta also takes care of everyone else who crosses her path Call Your Daughter Home is a novel about friendship, family and love It is a powerhouse of a novel with characters who embedded themselves into my soul I loved each of them, with Retta being my absolute favorite I can definitely say that this be on my best of list for 2019 I listened to this novel because several GR friends posted incredible reviews of it and I just knew I had to read it A huge thank you goes out to Angela M., Lindsay, Cheri, Diane S., and Jennifer Thank you to Hoopla for the audiobook The narration was stellar Posted on Goodreads and Twitter on 8.4.19 Southern storytelling at its finest A big thanks to my friend, Chrissie, for first putting this book on my radar when she read it several months ago I never would want to miss a book like this This book Wow I recently drove through the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and I am pretty certain I saw tiny Branchville on the way I am looking forward to my next drive through the area now that I feel a littleconnected to that particular place, even if in a different time First Southern storytelling at its finest A big thanks to my friend, Chrissie, for first putting this book on my radar when she read it several months ago I never would want to miss a book like this This book Wow I recently drove through the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and I am pretty certain I saw tiny Branchville on the way I am looking forward to my next drive through the area now that I feel a littleconnected to that particular place, even if in a different time First, I have to mention the author, Deb Spera, is a writer and producer for shows like Criminal Minds She has a natural gift for storytelling I was out of this world impressed with how she told this story Also of note her great grandmother and grandmother were from tiny Branchville, South Carolina Her author s note at the end left me in tears and feeling evenconnected to the story thinking of my own grandmother and her tiny hometown in coastal North Carolina Our grandmothers also shared a distinctive first name Everyone knows what the Depression did to our country, but did you know what the boll weevils did to the south starting in 1918, prior to the Depression Entire cotton crops were decimated for years, and many, many people starved to death Call Your Daughter Home is set during this time Told in three women s voices the first, a battered wife and mom to four daughters the wife of a plantation owner and the head cook and servant of the plantation Wow, do these women ever offer differing perspectives on this place and time There s so much goodness here, I don t even know where to start There s also darkness, secrets, and times of trouble This was not an easy read, though the prose absolutely was There s tension and angst, love for family, love for friends who become family, drama, family dynamics all on a stunning backdrop of this tiny little dot on the map I only wish I could write a tribute to my grandmother and her harsh upbringing, the dire times when she didn t know whether she would eat as the oldest of nine siblings Just as Deb Spera said about her grandmother, mine was the matriarch of our family She was a force A huge thank you to the author, Deb Spera, for writing a beautiful, powerful novel I found an easy connection, which as readers, we all know is the best kind of reading experience I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com 4.5 A impressive debut novel Three women, different positions in life, find their Fates entwined with each other Gertrude, who commits an act out of desperation, must find a way forward for her and her children Annie, is the Matriarch of the leading family, there are things she needs to know but is unwilling to recognize This unknowing has caused an estrangement between herself and her daughter, and the life of a son Retta, has sorrows in her past, but she is the strongest, refuses to give 4.5 A impressive debut novel Three women, different positions in life, find their Fates entwined with each other Gertrude, who commits an act out of desperation, must find a way forward for her and her children Annie, is the Matriarch of the leading family, there are things she needs to know but is unwilling to recognize This unknowing has caused an estrangement between herself and her daughter, and the life of a son Retta, has sorrows in her past, but she is the strongest, refuses to give ground when she knows she must put herself forward.It is the 1930s, the boll wevel s have decimated the cotton crop South Carolina has been hit hard by the depression and many are desperate Diptheria rears its ugly head, adding another layer to their worry These three women must find the strength to bring their families together, and we watch as they struggle and grow Retta, was my favorite character, a black woman who has seen much, she does her best to bring the darkness into light She senses things, sees spirits of those who have gone before At times this borders on the dramatic, and almost too much is happening at the same time Still, these characters made me care about them, and their stories were immersive The history, the time period, the struggles personal and financial are all portrayed, drawing the reader into this fast paced story The ending was beautiful, brought tears to my eyes Another author to add to my list of favorites.This was Angela, Esil and my monthly read As always it is a joy to read with them and I appreciate their insights into the story.ARC from Netgalley 4.5 for this oneA story of three very strong and memorable women in rural 1924 South Carolina The book is narrated by the three who are a plantation owners wife, a freed slave woman who still works on that plantation, and a poor white woman with four daughters and an abusive husband We are told of their pain, despair and struggle to survive, they are mothers and will do what they must to protect their children.I really enjoyed this book Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC It s easier to kill a man than a gator, but it takes the same kind of wait Set in the 1924, in Branchville, South Carolina, the voices of three women share their stories, their struggles, and their pain, while at the same time holding their own secrets closeSometimes the years go by so fast it s like flipping pages in a book, but a day can take so long a whole life s gone by before the sun sets down Gertrude Pardee, a young white woman who is escaping her abusive husband, leaving wIt s easier to kill a man than a gator, but it takes the same kind of wait Set in the 1924, in Branchville, South Carolina, the voices of three women share their stories, their struggles, and their pain, while at the same time holding their own secrets closeSometimes the years go by so fast it s like flipping pages in a book, but a day can take so long a whole life s gone by before the sun sets down Gertrude Pardee, a young white woman who is escaping her abusive husband, leaving with her four daughters in search of a home away from so many years of pain, hoping to shield her daughters from the same treatment by their father that she endured Her daughters are Edna, fifteen, Lily, thirteen, Alma and Mary are ten and sixSomewhere nearby, a screen door slams and a child laughs A whistled tune is carried through the air to my ear as clear as a songbird, though I don t know the melody I have neighbors near enough for me to hear them and them to hear me I am all at once reminded of other lives beyond the one I have lived Annie Coles, who comes to employ Gertie, lives on her family plantation, in a house that ispure white and grand as the entrance to heavenalong with her husband, and has been estranged from her two adult daughters for some time Her youngest son died very young, and tragically She also has two adult sons.Oretta Bootles Retta is Annie Coles black housekeeper, the first generation of free blacks in her family, who frequently thinks of, speaks to, her daughter who died at the age of eight Retta is married to Odell, whose health is poor following a major work related injury Their love is sweet and strong Retta s chapters are gently infused with a strong spiritual sense, as she shares her feelings with God about Odell, a bargaining for his safe keepingno matter how much we look at what happened, no matter how many times we think back to what might have been if we could ve done one thing different, no matter what, we always come up the same We live over and over in the happening only to be left with what s already done Set in an era where this area was still recovering from a boll weevil infection that affected the economy, and a few away from the Great Depression which would hit this area harder than most, this history plays out, showing the devastating effect it had on this area, and the people who lived there At its heart, though, this is a lovely portrait of the friendship of these three women, the desperately hard times they endured, and the strength they gained through their bonds of loyalty and friendship that allowed them to endureBetween us we got all the talent in the world, but we got to use every bit to pull ourselves up We been down, I told them but we ain t down noWe got to look at this chance like we re being born all over againOriginally titledAlligator,the author, Deb Spera, is also a veteran of television, having been a TV producer for Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior, Reaper as well as the Lifetime series Army Wives Close to two years ago, she closed a two year first look deal with AMC Pub Date 11 Jun 2019Many thanks for the ARC provided by Harlequin Trade Publishing US Canada Park Row I almost missed reading Call Your Daughter Home in my book chaos and if it wasn t for Lindsay I just might have Set in 1924 South Carolina after infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy Debra Spera brings us an unforgettable story that is not to missed by historical fiction lover I sure am glad I didn t.Call Your Daughter Home is an impressive, compelling and engaging story that explores the lives of three equally unforgettable, strong southern women who come t I almost missed reading Call Your Daughter Home in my book chaos and if it wasn t for Lindsay I just might have Set in 1924 South Carolina after infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy Debra Spera brings us an unforgettable story that is not to missed by historical fiction lover I sure am glad I didn t.Call Your Daughter Home is an impressive, compelling and engaging story that explores the lives of three equally unforgettable, strong southern women who come together through place in desperate times The story is told through each of their distinctive voices and we see each of their own conflicts surrounding their relationships with their daughters and husbands Deb Spera does such an amazing job here creating such well developed characters that caught my heart and I was immediately drawn into their lives by the emotional depth to each I was captivated by the sense of place and could feel the danger lurking for each woman like I could feel the danger from the creatures of the swamp I loved how Deb Spera weaved the lives of these women together and formed a bond between them allowing each woman to become stronger as they faced their own conflicts and in the end came together to stand up for justice I highly recommend I received a complimentary copy from Edelweiss.https twosisterslostinacoulee.com 2 3.5 StarsA well written and thought provoking tale of motherhood, womanhood and justice, set in South Caroline and the just before the Great American DepressionI really enjoy southern literature, this is the type of novel where you can smell the heat and feel the dust in your hair as you get drawn in by the family relationships and hardships of the time Set in South Carolina around 1924, we come to know three very different women, Gertrude a mother of four, who must make an unconscionable deci 3.5 StarsA well written and thought provoking tale of motherhood, womanhood and justice, set in South Caroline and the just before the Great American DepressionI really enjoy southern literature, this is the type of novel where you can smell the heat and feel the dust in your hair as you get drawn in by the family relationships and hardships of the time Set in South Carolina around 1924, we come to know three very different women, Gertrude a mother of four, who must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters Retta, a first generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude s aid despite the gossip it stirs in her con unity and Annie the matriarch of the influential Coles family who offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle while facing problems of her own at home I loved the characterisation in this novel, the three main characters all have their individual strengths and weaknesses and all with their own distinctive voices An extremely well researched novel and a terrific sense of time and place This is not an uplifting story and many may actually find it quite depressing But there is hope and I especially loved the ending which is fitting for the story I found the pacing of the novel quite slow toward the middle and this is reflected in my rating At times a little over descriptive but overall a worthwhile read that I think many will love I really enjoyed this debut novel and look forward tobooks by this author I think this would make an interesting bookclub read as lots of discussion here and the book also has a discussion guilds included at the back 5 outstanding stars for this brilliant debut novel This book has earned top spot on my 2019 Favourites List I loved every single thing about it Gertrude, Retta and Annie are three women from very different backgrounds Their lives intertwine and connect throughout this mesmerizing story set on a plantation in South Carolina in 1924 Each woman has a background filled with family tradition, expectations and secrets Told in alternating perspectives, the novel shifts seamlessly between each ch 5 outstanding stars for this brilliant debut novel This book has earned top spot on my 2019 Favourites List I loved every single thing about it Gertrude, Retta and Annie are three women from very different backgrounds Their lives intertwine and connect throughout this mesmerizing story set on a plantation in South Carolina in 1924 Each woman has a background filled with family tradition, expectations and secrets Told in alternating perspectives, the novel shifts seamlessly between each character adding layers of detail and intrigue Racism, poverty, hunger, sexual assault are just a few of the heavy topics covered within this unforgettable tale It packs a heavy punch and is executed with the force of exceptional, spellbinding writing.The characters were so well developed and undeniably endearing that I actually miss them now that I have finished the novel They stole my heart They were charming, determined, vulnerable, strong and flawed females who each faced their own struggles and challenges During a time when women were not respected as worthy or independent, these three face their challenges head on As I read this story, I continually felt a sense of astonishment that this is a debut novel The writing is stunning and exquisite The words flowed off the page effortlessly and landed snuggly inside my heart The author, Deb Spera, has set the bar high for a spectacular debut novel I feel I should give warning that there are some highly disturbing topics covered throughout this book that deal with child abuse Though these scenes are uncomfortable to read, they are handled in a very mature and respectful manner without getting into extreme detail which I appreciated This was a Traveling Sister read with Brenda We both adored this Southern tale and HIGHLY recommend it Thank you to HarperCollins for sending me a physical ARC to read and review Call Your Daughter Home is AVAILABLE NOW He was used to my ways by then We was so happy I was too young to know there is no such thing as any one thing Everything, even great happiness, has another side Turn over a leaf and see how the front and back differ Call Your Daughter Home invites us to experience the rugged path that crosses every culture and every community All women, no matter where their source has birthed them, have ties to the great daughterhood originating since the beginning of time Tiny threads hold them intact He was used to my ways by then We was so happy I was too young to know there is no such thing as any one thing Everything, even great happiness, has another side Turn over a leaf and see how the front and back differ Call Your Daughter Home invites us to experience the rugged path that crosses every culture and every community All women, no matter where their source has birthed them, have ties to the great daughterhood originating since the beginning of time Tiny threads hold them intact to one another through shared experiences, common fears, shifting relationships, and wordless sorrows.Deb Spera has created a commaraderie of women caught in the remnants of the boll weevil infestation in South Carolina in 1924 Everything was the land and the land tied all together regardless of class, beliefs, social stature, or fleeting status If that land did not produce, neither did its people Dirt rich soon became dirt poor.We come upon Gertrude and her four daughters held at the mercy of a monster of a husband and father They all wear deeply embedded scars from devastating abuse at his hands Any spare coins went for drink and not to feed the family Alvin stumbled home every night until he stumbled right into the sights of something deadly waiting for him in the swamp.Retta, my favorite, has the gift of compassion that overflows richly into every situation she comes upon She and Dell have been married for some time and experienced the loss of their eight year old daughter Retta works tirelessly for the Coles who own the tobacco plantation nearby And we ll come to find that Retta stands miles taller than those who foolishly think that they are superior Fate has a way of evening the playing field.Annie Cole is the matriarch of the Cole family Deb Spera sifts slowly through a smoke screen making its way across this Cole family We are aware that long held secrets are buried deep in the lives of her children Mr Cole banished their daughters from the family home and they ve not spoken for fifteen years While Annie tries her hand at a shirt making business employing local women, she s quite lacking in relation to the very females in her family.Call Your Daughter Home is written powerfully within striking distance of the very people who ve struggled to survive under heavy duty circumstances The situations are raw and the language often reflects this The reveal at the end has a crushing weight Be aware as you enter Deb Spera explains her choices in the pursuit of realism in the Author s Notes It is sincerely hard to believe that this is a debut novel Spera has the gift of giving true life and being to these characters whose paths will cross again and again Believe me, you ll remember them for some time to come


About the Author: Deb Spera

Call Your Daughter Home is my first novel I ve also been published in Garden and Gun, L.A Yoga Journal and Six Fold A television producer by trade, I have produced many television shows including Criminal Minds and Army Wives I was born and raised in Kentucky and currently reside in Los Angeles with a couple of kids, a very cool husband and two rescue mutts.


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