Monday, 29 February 2016
Review: The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste McHale
This book centers around the life of Carrigan and her two friends, Laine and Ella Rae. These southern women have been best friends since they were children. Carrigan is struggling with feeling unwanted in her marriage and Laine and Ella Rae each try to encourage her, albeit in their different ways. This drama is more of a backstory as the trio quickly comes to learn that they will lose one of their dear sisters to cancer.
I thought this book was excellent! When you read it, you can feel the heat and hear their twangs. I was able to fight back my tears in the middle of the book but by the end they were streaming down my face. This is a wonderful book of friendship and love. If you judge the book by it's title you'd think "chick flick" but this book explores love much deeper than that.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.