A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith

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Twenty years ago, Claire Maloney was the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most respected family, but that didn't stop her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked cars. No one in Dunderry, Georgia--least of all Claire's family--could understand the bond between these two mavericks. But Roan and Claire belonged together...until the dark afternoon when violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's life. Now, two decades later, Claire is adrift, and the Maloneys are still hoping the past can be buried under the rich Southern soil. But Roan Sullivan is about to walk back into their lives....By turns tender and sexy and heartbreaking and exuberant, A Place to Call Home is an enthralling journey between two hearts--and a deliciously original novel from one of the most imaginative and appealing new voices in Southern fiction.

About Deborah Smith

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Deborah Smith is the NYT bestselling author of A Place To Call Home, Sweet Hush, and others. Modern romance/women's fiction with southern settings. Reviewers compare to Anne Rivers Siddon, Fanny Flag, Pat Conroy and other notable southern authors.
Published August 24, 2011 by Bantam. 442 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A gracefully written and absorbing tale of a stubborn young woman's maturation amid a self-involved Southern clan, Smith's (Silk and Stone) sixth novel is a page-turner. Claire Mahoney is the fiercely

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Also, Claire's family has been harboring a secret that will have an impact on the relationship between Claire and Roan, Roan and the Malloys, and Claire and her family.

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