Published by MontlakeDate Published: 26 May, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
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A homeless young woman finds an unexpected family in beloved New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s novel of healing hearts and new beginnings in a small Texas town.
In the fading town of Rooster, Texas, all that’s really left is a service station, a church…and the Banty House, a long-ago Depression-era brothel. For more than seventy-five years, Betsy, Connie, and Kate Carson have called their mama’s house a home. The three eccentric sisters get by just fine with their homemade jams and jellies, a little moonshine on the side, and big hearts always open to strangers. Like Ginger Andrews.
An abandoned teen with a baby on the way and nowhere to go, she’s given a room to call her own for as long as she wants. The kind invitation is made all the sweeter when Ginger meets the sisters’ young handyman, Sloan Baker. But with a past as broken as Ginger’s, he’s vowed never to get close to anyone again. As a season of change unfolds, Ginger and Sloan might discover a warm haven to heal in the Banty House, a place to finally belong, where hope and dreams never fade.
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I am a long time fan of Carolyn Brown. Her work just does something to soothe the soul. I know when I sit down with a Brown book, I’m going to get some smiles, some tears, some laughs and whole lotta loving from her novels!
The Banty House was beautifully chiseled. I felt all the raw emotions of Ginger as she was a young girl about to become a mama. I felt the hesitancy of Sloan as his feelings for Ginger became more than just a friend. And, lord have mercy, let’s not forget the Carson sisters! Those sweet souls! I loved them so much!
I definitely recommend this well written novel of finding a love, finding a forever home, and of friendship. It’s masterfully written by a truly seasoned author and I loved every page turn. Four stars, two thumbs and lots of praises for this quick read! Well done, Brown. Well done!