Like many Southern writers, Ms. Miles uses vivid descriptions to bring her landscape to life: In the distance, Cold Rock Mountain rested like a fat king on his throne. The sides sparkled like jewels as the sun bounced off chunks of granite embedded along the edges., as well as dialogue thick with regional sayings and accents. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes inspirational, and always true to the characters, Cold Rock Riveris a story of unusual friendships and hope within the realities of life. I look forward to trying Jackie Lee Miles' other Southern drama, Rosewater Creek, and the sassy Divorcing Dwayne trilogy.
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