The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls

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Overview

A compelling novel about a bed-and-breakfast that houses three generations of women- and their many secrets.

In the early 1960s, Ruby, a spunky unwed teen mother, was wooed and won over by the founder of the McCloud Home. Now, forty years later, the historic property has been converted into an inn that Ruby runs with one of her daughters, Jill. When Jill's fourteen-year-old daughter begins to search for the identity of her father, she sets in ...

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Overview

A compelling novel about a bed-and-breakfast that houses three generations of women- and their many secrets.

In the early 1960s, Ruby, a spunky unwed teen mother, was wooed and won over by the founder of the McCloud Home. Now, forty years later, the historic property has been converted into an inn that Ruby runs with one of her daughters, Jill. When Jill's fourteen-year-old daughter begins to search for the identity of her father, she sets in motion events that will test the bonds that bind mothers, daughters, and sisters.

Jill unwittingly aids the forces of upheaval when she agrees to host the wake of the town matriarch. As the guests-including the matriarch's handsome son and Jill's vivacious, irresponsible sister Jocelyn- return to the small town, the convergence of people and memories uncovers rivalries, sparks romance, recalls heartbreak, and reveals a shocking family secret, one that could separate the McCloud women forever or lead them to the renewal of their powerful, enduring connection.

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Editorial Reviews

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Excess melodrama mars Delsol's (Stork) tangled multi-generational tale. The McClouds run a family inn in small-town Iowa that used to be a home for unwed teenage mothers. When innkeeper Jill McCloud agrees to host the wake for deceased local matriarch Hester Fraser, long-held family secrets emerge in a series of confusing flashbacks. As Jill struggles to deal with her feisty but unstable mother, Ruby, and her unhappy teenage daughter, Fee, the return of Hester's nephew (and Jill's former love) Keith—as well as Jill's sexually adventurous sister Jocelyn—resurrects an old love triangle complicated by Ruby's old enmity with Hester. The story shifts between the present day, the mid-90s, and the mid-60s (when Ruby first arrived in town as a pregnant teenager), and the history revealed in these confusing, unmarked flashbacks simply defies belief. Though the portrayals of youthful Ruby and teenage Fee are delightful and convincing, their charm unfortunately fails to carry the reader through the sudsy and increasingly improbable secrets of the McClouds. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425241318
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 875,604
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Delsol is married and the mother of two teen boys. She grew up in the Detroit suburbs, lived twenty years in the Los Angeles area, and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
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  • Posted August 6, 2011

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    Interesting, complex characters

    First of all, I very rarely let a book control my life. I'm a 6- or 7- pages-a-day reader at night, usually to put myself to sleep. Which is how I began this one as well on Tuesday. By Thursday, only a chapter or so in, I could not put it down and had to finish reading it. To the detriment of both my health (lack of sleep) and my house (I got no chores done). I did however become part of the lives of a few very interesting women and their supporting cast. I found the characters to be extremely likable (except the ones that weren't supposed to be) and flawed just enough to be believable, relatable and multi-dimensional. The plot, with a few twists, is surprising, yet gives one pause to consider the many possibilities of what truly makes a family. I was sad to see it end. I'll definitely be recommending this one to my book club!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Love this book

    Could not put it down. Great characters. Great story. Amazing twist. Honestly didn't see it coming. Highly recomend this book.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    It's a good story

    I liked this book. The characters are enjoyable and the story goes by quick. It's a quick, easy read.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

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    A story that crosses three generations.

    Review by JoAnne: This is a novel with family at its center and was a very enjoyable and easy book to get into. The McCloud family makes up the main characters with the Frasers coming in right behind as secondary characters. The story crosses three generations of The McClouds with lots of twists and turns. There is romance, lots of angst, anxiety, problems, secrets and mystery that have to be dealt with along with a few laughs and some tears. Their family home was once a place that unmarried girls could come to have their babies and not be disgraced. Now it's a bed and breakfast with its own stories to tell. There is unrequited love for Jill McCloud and Keith Fraser and it takes them until the end of the story to admit they still love each other and want to be together. Of course getting to that point was not a straight line and we learned of their history throughout the book. She gave background story initially and then went back and forth between the past and the present to give further details that readers needed to piece the story together. This helped to enrich the story for the readers by layering the details and specifics of the plot. This is the first adult novel written by Delsol although she had previously authored two books for youth. I would definitely read other adult books she writes and hope they are as good as this one!

    Favorite Quote: "He patted the spot on the couch next to him. Jill took a deep breath and shuffled across the room. Had he really come to find her? Had he really held her and said he loved her? She eased herself onto the sofa. He pulled her hand into his lap. The cotton of his faded Levi's was warm and smooth."

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Super

    Great easy read...Keep me interested thoughout...Loved all the characters and what a great twist in the story never saw it coming....

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Wonderful Read Full of Interesting Characters

    As an avid reader, I can oftentimes tell where a plot is headed and how it is going to end, but The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls kept me guessing until the final page. Each character is distinct and I found myself eager to re-visit each storyline during the rotating points of view. It has all the elements of a great read: intrigue, humor, romance, and a unique setting. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Loved it

    Couldnt put it down. Great read!

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Great Read

    I loved this book! The characters were wonderfully entertaining. Anyone who is part of the "sandwich generation" will identify with Jill who struggles with a career, a daughter, and her mother. Ruby and Jocelyn keep the reader on their toes because you never know what they are going to do or say. The plot twists and turns keep you reading! This book would make a great book club selection!

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