House of Deep Water

I wasn’t a big far of House of Deep Water by Jeni McFarland. It’s about three women who return to their home town for various reasons and relive problematic parts of their past. “River Bend, Michigan, is the kind of small town most can’t imagine leaving, but three women couldn’t wait to escape. When each must return–Linda Williams, never sure what she wants; her mother, Paula, always too sure; and Beth DeWitt, one of River Bend’s only black daughters, now a mother of two who’d planned to raise her own children anywhere else–their paths collide under Beth’s father’s roof. As one town struggles to contain all of their love affairs and secrets, a local scandal forces Beth to confront her own devastating past.” I finished it, but I have to say, I didn’t really enjoy it. It felt bleak and depressing, which, for a novel, I wasn’t looking for right now.

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