SHADOWS OF PECAN HOLLOW

Submitted by Betty Wilson on Thu, 09/01/2022 - 12:57
Author
CAROLINE FROST
Published Date
SHADOWS OF PECAN HOLLOW

Kit has worked hard to keep anyone from finding out about her unfortunate childhood.  Abandoned as an infant, she went from foster home to foster home until she crossed paths with a charismatic small-time criminal who took her under his wing.  Manny took care of her and made her feel wanted for the first time in her life.  In return, Kit willingly joined Manny in his life on the run.  But when Kit finds out she's pregnant, everything changes.  Now Kit is the mother of a thirteen-year-old girl, Manny has just been released from prison and this "changed man" is intent on finding his old partner.  Frost does a great job of capturing the bleakness of Kit's life.  The story is addictive albeit there are a couple of disturbing passages.  There are no surprising twists here and the ending does feel a bit forced, but overall it's a gracefully written novel about love and belonging.