Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425194188, 524pp.
Publication Date: March 2, 2004
Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she'd never go home again. But now, at her brother's behest, she has returned to South Carolina to see about Mother--only to find that the years have not changed the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Miss Lavinia is as maddeningly eccentric as ever--and absolutely will not suffer the questionable advice of her children. This does not surprise Caroline. Nor does the fact that Tall Pines is still brimming with scandals and secrets, betrayals and lies. But she soon discovers that something is different this time around. It lies somewhere in the distance between her and her mother--and in her understanding of what it means to come home...
"Filled with entertaining characters and lots of humor." The State - Columbia, SC
"Think Terry McMillan meets Rebecca Wells by way of the Deep South and you'll be barking up the right bayou." The Mirror (UK)