The Sweet Taste of Muscadines by Pamela Terry @pamelaandedward @randomhouse #fiction #review #5stars


A woman returns to her small southern hometown in the wake of her mother’s sudden death—only to find the past upended by stunning family secrets—in this intimate debut novel, written with deep compassion and sharp wit.

“A deeply moving work of Southern fiction that will appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing . . . a story to remember long after the last page is turned.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop

Lila Bruce Breedlove never quite felt at home in Wesleyan, Georgia, especially after her father’s untimely demise when she was a child. Both Lila and her brother, Henry, fled north after high school, establishing fulfilling lives of their own. In contrast, their younger sister, Abigail, opted to remain behind to dote on their domineering, larger-than-life mother, Geneva. Yet despite their independence, Lila and Henry know deep down that they’ve never quite reckoned with their upbringing.

When their elderly mother dies suddenly and suspiciously in the muscadine arbor behind the family estate, Lila and Henry return to the town that essentially raised them. But as they uncover more about Geneva’s death, shocking truths are revealed that overturn the family’s history as they know it, sending the pair on an extraordinary journey to chase a truth that will dramatically alter the course of their lives. The Sweet Taste of Muscadines reminds us all that true love never dies.


Lila and Henry have returned home because of their mother’s death. Not only is this a tragedy itself, but they discover a family secret their mother kept hidden for nearly 30 years. This changes their lives and their sister, Abigail’s life forever.

I loved every single character in this story..heck! I know half of them. They all live in my town. The author nailed the south! I love it when they get it right. And Pamela Terry got it right.

There is also a lot of wisdom in this read. Not only did it have me laughing out loud, it had me thinking about so many misconceptions. The story starts out kind of quirky and funny, then it takes a turn toward seriousness. I am trying to be careful because I do not want to give anything away. But this is a book you do not want to miss!

Need a unique read…this one is it! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest opinion.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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3 Responses to The Sweet Taste of Muscadines by Pamela Terry @pamelaandedward @randomhouse #fiction #review #5stars

  1. LOL that you know these characters.

    I loved this book too and did think about you when I was reading, my Southern friend. 🙂

    Great review.

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