The Coming of Vines, written by Bonnie Claire Lanese and published by Dog Ear Publishing, tells the story of a young woman coming face to face with a secret history that will change her life.
Young, single and attractive Lille lives a comfortable city life in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her father left when she was a child, and her mother died of cancer, leaving Lillie with no family ties or obligations. However, when she receives a desperate letter from her mother’s dear friend Sophie Day, a woman who Lillie has long considered her aunt, she rushes to the small, rural town of LaBelle, Florida, where Sophie resides. There she is confronted with an ailing Sophie, a shadow of her former robust self. Lillie also meets Katie, a dear and boisterous friend of Sophie’s. Over the next few days, the two women become friends and Katie tells Lillie about Sophie’s life. Lillie also talks with Sophie and reads her old journals, and thus finds herself engulfed in a drama that unfolded long ago.
The Coming of Vines, by author Bonnie Claire Lanese is a powerful novel. Sophie’s heartbreaking story reveals much about small town life in the rural South. Flooded with memories from her own childhood, Lillie moves back and forth in time from days she and her mother spent with Sophie and a time when Sophie and Katie were girls, where events passed that have been kept secret for a long time.
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The Coming of Vines
Bonnie Claire Lanese
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-159858-990-0 240 pages US
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