With about 4 million copies of her books sold worldwide, you can only expect the best from best-selling author Angela Hunt. And her latest offering, “Five Miles South of Peculiar” published by Howard Books is a poignant yet joyful novel of a Southern family finding its way home.
The book revolves around the Caldwells, who lived in an estate named The Sycamores, which is located five miles south of a small town peculiarly named Peculiar. The book follows the footsteps of the three Caldwell sisters who embarked on a voyage of discovery and the back cover of the book says, “If these three sisters don’t change direction, they’ll end up where they’re going.”
Meet the three sisters: Darlene Caldwell – who spent a lifetime tending the estate, The Sycamores, which is her kingdom and where she reigns as the one and only queen. Carlene Caldwell – a veteran of the Broadway stage whose career is cut short by an unsuccessful throat surgery. She returns home to Sycamores, her childhood home. And the youngest of the Caldwell sisters, Magnolia – better known as Nolie - who spent here entire life inside the estate caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she has created.
Three sisters, three different lives, three different dreams together in one estate! And each with big secrets!
Can these sisters discover who they are meant to be when life takes an unforeseen detour? In a season of destiny, three unique women reunite and take unexpected journeys of the heart.
Number of Pages: 384
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 (inches)
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