A strikingly sincere portrait of a town and its buried secrets from an outstanding new voice in southern fiction.
In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She’s been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy’s wife.
As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don’t Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.
This story is extremely character driven. The author has strong three dimensional characters that feel so real they literally jump out of the pages at you.
Sadie Blue, the main character, is seventeen and pregnant. Newly wed to Roy Tupkin, a wife beater.
Most of the people in the town are uneducated, as is Sadie, but it doesn’t stop them from leading what can be considered extraordinary lives.
As you meet each character, you can literally feel your heart warming and opening to love another one.
This story combines strong characters with strong voices, a bit of drama, and a town full of secrets to make an amazing southern fiction. This is the story you take with you and never forget because the characters felt so real.
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ – Five Hearts
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