Gentry's latest small-town series is a masterful peek into what it takes for a family to triumph over tragedy. The entire Women of Fossil Ridge Series sparkles with humor, heart, and southern charm.Three generations of tough, funny, stubborn women.Twenty-five years ago, the Slocum women buried their close mother-daughter relationship in the Frio River and went their separate ways. Sara and Charlotte pretend their weekly long-distance call fulfills their family obligation until Sara falls and breaks her hip. Now Charlotte must drop everything and fly to Texas. Charlotte's short-term caregiving plans are dashed when she realizes her aging mother needs long-term care. While Sara struggles to regain her independence, Charlotte grapples with the impossible task of juggling a high-pressure job, a rebellious teenage daughter, and a slightly demented mother. If these two women can't release the fossilized secret sandwiched between them the next generation will never fly. The Women of Fossil Ridge Series is a touching addition to the small town, generational series of favorite authors like Ann B. Ross, Jan Karon, and Beth Hoffman.
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Flying Fossils based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A moving story of three generations of strong women, intertwined together in one beautiful story. This is the first book I have read by Lynne Gentry. She skillfully creates a world of believable characters that pull you into their story. The matriarch, Sara reminds me of the late Jessica Tandy, full of spunk and wrt. Her daughter, Charlotte, is torn between her need to help her ailing mother, maintain her legal career, failing marriage, and one sulky teenage daughter. Charlotte's daughter Aria, shows the spunk of her grandmother whom she doesn't know well and keen wit. The mix of all three characters makes for one great read. I could see this play out as a movie, it's got a whole lot of heart and emotion. Excited to see there's another novel forthcoming in the future in this series.