“The story of Sassy Sweetwater start very slow as we are introduced to Violet, learning she was pregnant she ran away from home. The reason becomes clear as the story progress, and her sister El that helped her with her pregnancy, moving away from Carters Crossing where her family was.
Sassy was born but never knew whom her Father was. As the story unfolds and start to pick up speed things regarding Violet and Sassy started to become known, a whole drama unfold as told through a girl of thirteen’s eyes. I must say the author's ability to write from such a view point was admirable. Seeing life from that perspective and how limited her perceptions were.
A lot of heartache followed because of decisions that were made, the family falling apart. We are introduced to Sassy’s grandmother Edna, at first she did not like Sassy when they met.
As the plot of the story unfolds further, we met more family members who played a role in the growth of Sassy, good and bad. That had a great impact in her life affecting her decisions in relationships later on. Her Grandfather was a highly aggressive player and linked to some seriously undesirable people.
As you read the story there are times you feel like shaking Sassy so she can get a grip on herself but also times when you feel her heartache a tear trickle down your face in compassion for what she had endured. In the end after a lot of wrong decisions she found herself in the arms of her true love.
The story is well written and I cannot emphasized enough the real life dramas that was brought forth. A lot of eye openers especially for people who are very quick to judge.
If you into southern history stories this is one is for you, definitely a must read.
Thanks Jane a story well written.”