Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Into the Free
Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.
In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama," she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.
For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family's longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.
Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
My Thoughts: I'm not sure if I'm more drawn to Southern fiction since we've moved to Alabama four years ago or if there is just more of it being written but either way I loved this book. Millie's life is just one bad break after another; even when something positive happens in her life it is marred by the negative. Finally she makes a choice to have some control over her life. I feel like there will be a sequel to let readers in on what happens as she goes into the free and I will certainly be reading that sequel.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy of Into the Free available via NetGalley.