"Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. Her skills shine in her Blessings, Georgia series. If you can stop reading then you're a better woman than me."— Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
No one is alone
Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she’s weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.
As long as there is love to give
Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that…
Blessings, Georgia Series
You and Only You (Book 1)
I’ll Stand By You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)
A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)
Praise for The Curl Up and Dye:
“A DELIGHT… COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN.” —Fresh Fiction
“ONE OF THOSE RARE TREATS.” —RT Book Reviews
“SALA MAKES BLESSINGS, GEORGIA, A VASTLY ENTERTAINING PLACE TO VISIT.” —BookPage
“ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, FUNNY, SASSY, AND JUST PLAIN GOOD.” —Peeking Between the Pages
Love it. Simple but addicting read
It takes a village
One of the first things you will notice about this book are the pivots in character POV, and if you were reading any other book, it would not work. Don't let it stop you! It does take a moment to adjust, but I promise it is well written and feels almost like a movie, with the camera sliding over to another person for a moment. Once you're hooked into the story, you'll barely notice, and I dare say you'll appreciate it!
As for the story itself, it is beautiful and deep. So much has happened to these two kids, but they don't realize they have so many people in their corner. It's like a patchwork quilt, slowly coming together with pieces both new and saved from years past, stitched into something beautiful and lasting. With so much depth, the laughter that the end brings is cathartic and wonderful. Maybe a little over the top, but somehow it just fits.
I suppose my only comment would be the sex scene. Not that I usually shy away from those, but it felt like you didn't need it to know something beautiful happened. Then again, having been an 18 year old bride, I felt the sweet awkwardness of young love, and felt sage knowing how much they would grow.
Many compliments to the author on sucsssfully weaving such a rich story together with so many characters and point of view. No man is an island, and we may not know it, but we matter, and our love matters.
I’ll Stand By You!
Much blessings, our, God, Jehovah, bless!