3. Family Pictures by Sue Miller (1990)
Length: 500 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 4 January 2014
Finished: 11 January 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 November 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
Whatever the world could throw at the Eberhardt family, circumstances could not have broken their strength or spirit. In 1948, the Eberhardts were the picture perfect family – Lainey is the wonderful, if slightly eccentric mother, David is a good father – sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful and loving children – Lydia and Macklin – complete the family portrait.
The lives of the Eberhardt family couldn’t possibly get any better; until the birth of their third child, Randall. The subsequent discovery that their youngest son has certain unexpected challenges, highlights strains that will ultimately deeply affect their marriage. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardts struggle to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain…hoping they can someday heal their hearts.
I absolutely loved this book. In my opinion, reading it was just like observing family dynamics – up close and personal – and experiencing their trials and tribulations first hand. I give this book an A+! and will certainly be looking for more to read by this author in the future.
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight