Title:- A Place to Land
Author:- Lauren K. Denton
Date published:- will be published on 4th October 2022
Publisher:- Harper Muse
No. of pages:- 336 pages
Genre:- Historical Fiction/Mystery
Overall rating:- 3.5/5
A hidden past isn’t past at all.
Violet Figg and her sister Trudy have lived a quiet life in Sugar Bend ever since a night forty years ago stole Trudy’s voice and cemented Violet’s role as Trudy’s fierce and loyal protector. Now, Trudy spends her days making sculptures from found objects and speaking via notes written on scraps of paper, while Violet runs their art shop, monitors the bird activity up and down the water, and tries not to think of her one great love she gave up in order to keep her sister safe.
Eighteen-year-old Maya knows where everyone else belongs, but she’s been searching for her own place ever since her grandmother died seven years ago. Moving in and out of strangers’ houses has left her exhausted, so when she sees a flyer on a gas station window for a place called Sugar Bend, she follows the strange pull she feels and finds herself on the doorstep of an art shop called Two Sisters.
When a boat rises to the surface of Little River in the middle of the night, the present and the no-longer-buried past clash, and the future is at stake for Maya, Violet, and Trudy. As history creeps continually closer to the present and old secrets come to light, the sisters must decide if it’s time to face the truth of what happened forty years ago, or risk losing each other and newly formed bonds with those they’ve come to love.
Maya after her grandmother died moved from place to place until she comes to Sugar Bend and meets the two sisters, Violet and Trudy. The story is set in the south.
I really like the writing–the descriptions of the community makes the reader give a vivid image in mind of what the place is really like. I like the characters as well. However, in my opinion, it was slightly a little slow burn to me but the ending was good. Overall this worth 3.5 stars.
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
Southern grit and grace + humor, hope, and love
Lauren K. Denton is the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of THE HIDEAWAY, HURRICANE SEASON, GLORY ROAD, THE SUMMER HOUSE, and THE ONE YOU’RE WITH. Her next novel, A PLACE TO LAND, releases in October, 2022.