By Richard Yancey
...a splendidly written, crazily romantic tale of severe love and devastating betrayal
...a lovely debut of a remarkably proficient younger novelist
...a Southern novel that captures the sweetness, insanity and secret of either position and time.
In what can simply be defined as a tour-de-force of passionate atmospheric storytelling, first-time novelist Richard Yancey had created a finely nuanced narrative that resounds with uncooked, emotional truths -- a narrative concerning the ominous go back to a small city in valuable Florida of a guy as soon as sentenced to felony for protecting the dignity of the girl he enjoyed, concerning the lady and her husband who either betrayed him, and a couple of guileless younger boy who will get stuck up of their internet of affection, lies, and deceit.
the tale of the affection among Halley Martin and Mavis Howell is seldom spoke of within the tiny city of place of birth, Florida, yet within the two decades on account that Halley was once despatched to criminal for murdering a rival suitor -- the one homicide ever during this small, pious city -- the tale has turn into legend. To seven-year-old glossy Parker it has turn into a secret, anything his mom and dad whisper approximately. He understands that in some way the beautiful spouse of the neighborhood minister is concerned, however it is all too complicated for him to deal with.
whilst the church's parsonage burns, nearly killing the minister, in simple terms days prior to the mythical Halley Martin is because of be published from criminal, glossy senses a connection among the occasions -- as do such a lot citizens of the city. but when Haley used to be nonetheless in legal whilst the home burned, who set the fire...and why?
Passionate love, the betrayal of friendship, hidden letters, a suspicious hearth, secret and revenge -- all are parts of this advanced and deeply related to Southern gothic story.
Alternating between a trio of first individual narrators -- glossy, Mavis, and Halley -- Richard Yancey has created a lush, epic Southern panorama bursting with better than lifestyles characters and wealthy atmospherics. A Burning in Homeland is either starkly haunting and exquisitely romantic and a masterpiece of outstanding storytelling you won't quickly forget.
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