Publisher: Forge Book
ARC copy from Netgalley.com and Forge Book
Rating: 5 out of 5
“In the book of life, everyone has chapters they don’t like reading out loud.”
South of the Buttonwood Tree is a quixotic blend of mystical and down t0 earth rolled up into one delightful story. Filled with both serious and insightful characters as well as an ample cast of quirky ones, the story draws us straight in with the finding of a mysterious baby girl by a young woman named Blue Bishop.
The picturesque small town of Buttonwood is well known for its namesake, the buttonwood tree, a tree that offers cryptic guidance to the citizens of the town. When Blue discovers the baby, guidance from the tree indicates that the baby should belong to her. The story follows Blue’s journey after finding baby Flora and working to solve the mystery of her birth.
Full of southern charm with tidbits of wisdom sprinkled through, the story reads like a modern fairytale. Explore the importance of family and friends in a person’s life as Blue comes to understand what family really is and the role they play in her life. I thoroughly enjoyed this magical book. Readers of Sarah Allen Addison will absolutely love this book as will readers of women’s fiction.
This ARC copy was received from Forge Book and Netgalley. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.