The House on Sandstoneby K. G. MacGregor
When she catches a glimpse of her high school friend Justine in the doorway of her elegant home,
Twenty-five years ago, Carly Griffin left Leland, Kentucky – sure that it held nothing for her future. Now weary of living overseas for one consulting project after another, she’s glad to have two months back in Leland to relax with her aging parents.
When she catches a glimpse of her high school friend Justine in the doorway of her elegant home, she is surprised by the warm, famiiar feelings stirred within.
Justine Hall made different choices, returning to Leland after college to marry and raise two children. Now divorced, she walks a fine line between sanity and hell, struggling to reconcile the sexuality she can no longer deny with the expectations of motherhood and mores in a small town.
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- 18 Years
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This book was ok.. It honestly got on my nerves. Not something I will read again. It had it's moments, but for the most part three stars was enough.
High school reunions, visting your hometown after many years away, seeing an old friend after far too long wondering what might have been, aging parents, teenage angst, bad marriages and good divorces, hilarious make out scenes, transforming oneself inside and out, and learning to see other options. There's a lot in this novel. It's very funny it's touching and thought-provoking, and it rings true. I dare anyone to read the first chapter without laughing out loud. I've read other novels by KG MacGregor, and I can recommend them too. But the main characters in The House on Sandstone are very real and believeable. And funny. Carly is just back from two years in Irael, and for the last twenty years, has been sent all over the world for her consulting firm, and she's weary of it, but bored when she comes home to visit her parents in the small town that holds bad memories of her high school years. Justine has never left the same small town, having to live out her mistakes and recoveries and everything else that has ever happened to her in full view of everyone. It has been painful and strengthening. One mistake cost her the friendship of the girl she really liked in high school, Carly Griffin. Another one cost her the custody of her children, and almost her own sanity. Mistakes are something she doesn't want to risk again. Carly doesn't want to risk getting hurt and humiliated again either. Somehow, these two overcome what seems impossible odds, including the narrow minds of the town, the danger of once again losing the affection and trust of Justine's kids, who have some issues of their own. Did I mention how funny and real this novel is? If I list the various conflicts and storylines, you wouldn't think so. Two indications of good writing are subplots and minor characters that are truly intesting, and that support and meld together with the main characters and plot. If you've been through a divorce and had to share custody of your children, you'll read and appreciate this book, and find something to laugh about in it. If you've ever reluctantly attended a high school reunion and desperately wanted to be pleasantly surprised instead of bored or embarrassed, you'll like this book. If you have ever wondered if maybe you could try again with that one person from long ago who you had a crush on, you really want to read this. If it saddens you to go home and find your parents are aging much faster than you'd like, there is something for you in this story. If you like good, solid writing, and like the idea of going home again to find something that you thought was lost, The House on Sandstone has it all.