18 October 2014

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing; Sheila Turnage

The Ghosts of Tupelo LandingThe Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A worthy follow-up to the first book, Three Times Lucky. The sense of place and the characters far outweigh the mystery, and it's the plot problems that dropped this to a four.

Lucky's search for her Upstream Mom is not as front-and-center here, but there are still letters that appear regularly from Lucky (they don't seem to be dropped into a river but are in a diary; perhaps I misread that). In some ways I was glad that was a little less stressed, as it shows she's comfortable with her place, and in some ways I hoped we'd resolve that part of her mystery and then could move on. Perhaps next book?

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