by Luanne Jones

May 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2422-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Trade Paperback

Luanne Jones is a women’s fiction writer. She writes about strong southern women reminiscent of Deborah Smith, so it was with much anticipation that I sat down to read her latest book The Southern Comforts.

Unfortunately it was only after I started reading that I discovered this book is the sequel to Heathen Girls. I have not read Heathen Girls and now having finished The Southern Comforts believe it to be important to read this series in order.

As I read The Southern Comforts I was totally confused as to the point of the story. Then I decided that the main heroine Charma Deane was also confused as to the point of her life, and therefore maybe I really did understand the story after all.

The Southern Comforts is a story of learning to deal with heartbreak, tragedy, and interpersonal family relationships. When you go to the bookstore if you’re looking for a fun light story, then this is not the book you’re looking for. However, if you’re looking for a book to engage your mind, and make you reflect on your own relationships than The Southern Comforts might be just what you’re looking for.

Reviewed in June 2007 by Sandi.

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