[Reading online Burying the Honeysuckle Girls] TXT by Emily Carpenter
Nd the mystery surrounding her family was tantalizing It s a book that made me both sad and angry at the men that have in generations suppressed women even in modern time as Althea s story will show It s an engrossing tale we both get to follow Althea as she learns about her family s past and her great grandmother Jinn whose independence or wish for independence is thwarted constantly by her familyI couldn t stop reading the last part of the book despite how late it was and that I had to work the next day It was so fascinating to read and part of me was sad when I turned the page because I really really came to enjoy reading about Althea Trix Collie and JinnIt s a fantastic book I recommend it warmly 45 stars I want to thank Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a free copy for an honest review I went into this blind no read reviews I was amazed by the prose of this masterful visceral piece of literature that had me hooked from the very first page to the last lets just say you get so much than you bargained for in this novel the characters were lovable especially Ginn Collie Althea Jay also engaging very atmospheric dark at times which made this novel a gem to readThe timelines go from mobile Alabama 2012 Sybil Valley atmospheric dark at times which made this novel a gem to readThe timelines go from mobile Alabama 2012 Sybil Valley 1937Althea Bell returns to her family home after a stint in rehab she gets than she bargained for when she sees her father who has Alzheimer s tells her to get out of his house Wynn her brother who is running for governor tells her to leave nowAlthea her child hood friend Jay look into the details of her mothers death her father said she died of an aneurism but when they both look into Pritchard Mental institution they find out that her mother had Schizophrenia by the age of 30She finds out that her great grandmother Collie she took Haldol as well had schizophrenia Sybil valley the marriage between Ginn Howell Wooten wasn t a good one he had a wandering eye he ended up in a psychiatric hospital but Ginn had secrets of her ownWhen it was Altheas 13th birthday when her mother was dying she told her wait for her the honeysuckle girl she ll find you if she doesn t you will find herSo now its a race to see if the secrets that are buried within the family can finally be revealed as Althea searches in her head she says #I Am Not My #am not my the honeysuckle girl is not real I do not have gold dust under my fingertips there is no such thing as a red raven This is my first read by Emily carpenter it was a fast paced read had me turning the pages uickly as I wanted to now the reveals this was well written Kudos to miss Carpenter for an amazing book will read from this author This was such a great story I had a VERY difficult time putting it downI was in the mood for a dual time novel and this one called out to me The story of Althea and her family is full of suspense and secrets and mystery The twists and turns First Blood kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn t await to see what happened nextInew very little going into this book and I believe it is the way to go You will be pleasantly surprisedThank you Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 35 Althea comes from a long line of mountain girls superstition and folklore has it that these girls are tainted with a strain of madness The last three generations of women including her mother have said to have gone crazy on their thirtieth birthdays in fancy Althea does not now what happened with her mother was told by her father her mother died as she was being taken to Pritchard the local asylum But was she Althea now out of rehab and days away from her own thirtieth birthday needs to nowSo starts a very engrossing tale a story that includes the male members of her own family Have to admit this tale definitely ept me reading wanting to find out what really happened Still there were a few inconstancies I had a hard time overlooking There was also alot of running hither and yon with not much of a reason that made a whole lot of sense But all in all a suspenseful read that definitely drew me in Beautiful cover tooARC from Netgalley Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter is a 2016 Lake Union publication Wow I got than I bargained for with this novel The southern backdrop is perfect for this atmospheric tale of family secrets and retribution Al. H about her lineage Drawn deeper into her ancestors’ lives Althea begins to unearth their disturbing historyand the part she’s meant to play in itGripping and visceral this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance. Many thanks to Netgalley and
Carpenter for my copy exchange for a fair and honest reviewWas this ever suspenseful and downright amazing This is currently a read now on Netgalley and will be published this month as well to the general public Bravo to this debut I m ecstatic to see how much fantastic emerging talent is coming on the scene this yearI think its safe to say this book was made for me After realizing how scary it was having so much in common with the author I new I had to read this one This book is set in Mobile Al where I m from the author is also from Alabama We both went to Auburn University WAR EAGLE and both currently reside in Georgia yay for Coca Cola and peaches The plot is what intrigued me in the first place you can read the blurb here I ept seeing this book pop up on various friend s feed updates and I had to find out if Althea and the women in her family were crazy or if something else was at play I was absolutely pleased with the execution and conclusion of the plot if you like a satisfying tidy ending this book is for youThings I loved The characters They were all so real and deep Everything in this novel
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was inner connected the characters the timeline plot etcI absolutely loved the format in which the inner connected the characters the timeline plot etcI absolutely loved the format in which the was told We jump between 2 POVs Althea modern day and Jinn Althea s great grandmother back in the 1930 s There was no confusion in the time jumps it only accentuated the story and suspenseThe writing style the language the author uses is both beautiful and hilarious She nows how to take you from a seriously beautiful description to 3 pages later using all inds of hilarious southern phrases that made me laugh and people in public think I was crazyThings I hatedI can t think of any right now other than I didn t want to say goodbye to Althea and her lineageI can t recommend this book enough and couldn t stop thinking about it when I had to put it down Lovers of suspenseful historical mysteries should rush to grab this one Highly recommended THIS AUTHOR S NEW BOOK REVIVING THE HAWTHORN SISTERS WILL BE OUT THIS OCTOBER 2020Great debut novel from this talented writer This book got my attention uickly and ept me glued to the book for hours I guess I would call this a Southern gothic mystery because of where it takes place and that the fact that the story of the Honeysuckle girls is almost a legend in this town one that the main character Althea learns about on her return from a year long rehab facility for alcoholism She returns to the town to be reunited with her father and brother but what awaits her is not anything that she could have imaginedShe returns to find her brother and his wife have moved in with daddy as he is slowly deteriorating from Alzheimer s disease Her brother Wynn is running for governor and is none to happy to have Althea back She later discovers that all of the women in the family and she can date this back to her great grandmother have had mental illness supposedly schizophrenia and at age 30 they #Were All Committed To #all committed to local insane asylum Pritchard never to return homeAlthea has a cigar box full of items that her mother left with her along with a message that her mother whispered in her ear She uses these as clues to unlock the mystery of the women s disappearancesShe is certain that there is going on here than mental illness She meets an old high school friend whom she feels a strong connection to but after some startling events she isn t sure that she can trust him She nows that her brother is anxious to have her declared mentally ill by the local doctor and locked away where she can t say or do anything to hurt his campaign I was really caught up in this family mysterydrama from the very beginning It is cleverly written and the story flows from the past to the present and back seamlessly I would recommend this to everyone Try it I m sure you will like itThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review A Southern Gothic family mysteryfrom 1937 to 2012There s a threatening omen that all the women from Althea Bell s mother side will lose their minds when they turn 30 years of age Althea is almost 30 Althea is angry brags about having been self destructiveis troubled She s goes digging into her past trying to piece together Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother’s tragic premature death and tormented by the last frantic words she whispered into young Althea’s ear Wait for her For the honeysuckle girl She’ll find you I think but if she doesn’t you find herAdrift ever since Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home. He puzzle pieces between her mother grandmother and great grandmother Secrets have been hidden for many generationsThe story is written in two time lines1937 is Jinn s story 2012 is Althea s storyAlabama history family drama filled with secrets suppression and suspense mental Heath issues and tragedies Other than Althea came off as rather entitled I enjoyed the audiobook a 199 daily deal awhile back 37 rating Althea Bell has come home to Alabama she is fresh off a stint in re hab for a drug addiction she has battled her entire life Once home she is not greeted with open arms Her dying father is yelling about how she is evil and something about Her Turning 30 Her Snobby turning 30 Her snobby in law and political brother Wynn both loathe seeing that she is home They inform her that her father s will specifies that she must go into a mental institute when she turns 30 or she will inherit nothingWhat is it about turning thirty with the women in her family Several generations of her female relatives have all turned up at the local mental institute called Pritchford once the clock tolls on that birthdayand Althea s thirtieth birthday is just days awayShe must battle with her addiction and her family s determination that she needs locked away to find out the secrets her family shelters I totally wrote that fancy didn t IAlthea s battle with trying to prove she is not mentally unstable reads so well that I felt that trapped feeling along with her She doubts herself at times and the people around her completely think she is borderline of finally crossing the line What happened to parading our crazy on the front porch in the south is one thing I wondered about Not that it really happens even in my state there is an old mental institute that has been long closed down because of some of the terrors that took place thereAnywaysthat sinking feeling Then there is a cigar box full of clues that her mother left to her the night that she disappeared and later died Along with the words Find the honeysuckle girlThat honeysuckle girl part drove me nuts turning pages to find out how it was going to wrap up The women in Althea s family all had stories and they didn t really turn out like they all hoped The history of how women were treated in the time period made me pretty ragey on their asshole male relatives Overall this was a decent story that ept me reading The only faults were that sometimes I felt like it went over the top and the ending wrap up seemed like a carbon copy of too many stories Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review First I have to say that this is an impressive debut novel The blurb intrigued me though I wasn t uite sure what to expect What I got was gut wrenching emotion complicated characters a puzzling mystery and a dash of magical realism Wait for her For the honeysuckle girl She ll find you I think but if she doesn t you find her Set in Alabama the story centers around Althea a troubled young woman who s come home to visit her ailing father It seems that she too carries the burden of a curse that strikes the women in her family on their 30th birthday With her 30th birthday just a couple weeks away Althea is faced with the seemingly impossible task of saving herself What is her family s dark secret With just a cigar box full of clues her mother left her Althea sets out to solve the mysteryThe story alternates between Althea in the present and her great grandmother Jinn back in the 1930s I was easily wrapped up in both of their suspenseful tales on pins and needles waiting to Flying Scotsman Manual know their fates The authornows how to build a suspenseful feeling of dread Great book would recommend to anyone 45 starsDisclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Burying the Honeysuckle Girls is a great although tragic tale about four generations of women that #Are Said To Always #said to always schizophrenic by the age of 30 Althea Bell is turning 30 in a couple of days and she is worried that it s her turn to become ill She and a childhood friend set out to find out the truth about her mother her grandmother and great grandmother Women that she doesn t now much about But there are those that want to stop her search no matter the costI was instantly intrigued by the story I found Althea a fascinating character In Mobile Alabama determined to reconnect with her estranged ailing father While Althea doesn’t expect him or her politically ambitious brother to welcome her with open arms she’s not prepared for the chilling revelation of a grim long buried family secret Fragile and desperate Althea escapes with an old flame to uncover the trut.