A debut novel full of heart, in which love, friendship, and charity teach a young woman to live a bigger life.
When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.
Charged with caring for an aging family friend, Madeline finds herself in the middle of beautiful nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, two octogenarian sisters-one sharp and stubborn, the other sweeter than sunshine. As Madeline begins to experience the ways of the small, tight-knit town, she is drawn into the lives and dramas of its residents. It's a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. As the story hurtles along-featuring a lost child, a dashed love, a car accident, a wedding, a fire, and a romantic reunion-Gladys, Arbutus, and the rest of the town teach Madeline more about life, love, and goodwill than she's learned in a lifetime.
A heartwarming novel, South of Superior explores the deep reward in caring for others, and shows how one who is poor in pocket can be rich in so many other ways, and how little it often takes to make someone happy.
Small Town Life.
That is what this book can be described as.....the intricacies, the familiarity, the friendships and the goings on of life in a small town.
It started off a little slow but it does pick up and by the end you are just so immersed into the story that you don't want it to end.
As always one of the first things I look at is the cover and I just absolutely adore this one. Madeline is taking care of Arbutus, this really fun elderly lady who I really enjoyed reading about, she is actually the sister of Gladys who is Madeline's step grandmother....so anyway, Madeline is caring for Arbutus and as she does so she finds herself slowly diving into small town life, joining in and helping others and through doing that she is pulled into her own past, into her roots and she now has to come to grips with certain things.
Really enjoyed this book, I think it is a great Summer read :)
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