Hometown Ties

Hometown Ties

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by Melody Carlson
     
 

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In this second installment of Melody Carlson’s engaging Four Lindas series, four fifty-something women discover you really can go home again…but it’s not always easy!
After decades out of touch, four fifty-something childhood friends have returned to the little coastal town of Clifden, Oregon, where they grew up. They look forward to

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In this second installment of Melody Carlson’s engaging Four Lindas series, four fifty-something women discover you really can go home again…but it’s not always easy!
After decades out of touch, four fifty-something childhood friends have returned to the little coastal town of Clifden, Oregon, where they grew up. They look forward to supporting one another as they reinvent their lives. But second acts can be a challenge, and each woman feels the stretch. Widowed lawyer Janie struggles to leave the past behind and move forward. Emerging artist Marley wrestles with “painter’s block.” Empty-nester Abby fears no one takes her seriously, while beautiful Caroline has all she can do to keep her Alzheimer’s-patient mother at home…and wearing clothes! Plus, old resentments and new misunderstandings are beginning to strain the friendships they all count on. Can the Four Lindas sisterhood continue to thrive in the close quarters of one little hometown?
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410433381
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/19/2011
Series:
Four Lindas Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
469
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Melody Carlson is the bestselling author and award-winning (Gold Medallion, Rita) author of more than 150 books for adults, children, and teens—including Book One in this series: As Young As We Feel. She lives with husband, Chris, in the Pacific Northwest, near their two grown sons and granddaughter.

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Hometown Ties 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 2nd book in the "Four Lindas" series is even better than the first as we get to see each character grow. Love how a chapter is devoted to the separate characters, told in their own voice. Very good story...can't wait to start book 3.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After failing to stay in touch with one another for years, the fiftyish four Lindas have reconnected. They attended elementary school in the same class starting in first grade at Clifden, Oregon. As they became BFFs, each agreed to use their middle names to reduce the Linda confusion. Now as each does their life over, they vow to help one another achieve their objective though success will prove difficult to even define. Widow attorney Janie still grieves the death of her beloved spouse. Abby has not adapted to the empty nest syndrome as she has defined herself as a mother for ages. Painter Marley feels burned out as she cannot finish a canvas. Finally Caroline finds being her Alzheimer's suffering mother's caretaker extremely strenuous and testing as she has almost no life of her own anymore. The second Four Lindas tale is an inspiring story based on the premise that a person can achieve so much to overcome what eats at their soul especially when we have loving people in our corner encouraging our fight. Although the plot is thin and it helps to better understand the quartet by reading the previous book As Young As We Feel, fans will relish Melody Carlson's heartwarming concept that with faith and loved ones, a person can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author referred to God only not Jesus. Characters continued to grow. Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forgiveness, doubt and self worth.