“Why is it that most of a woman’s troubles in life have to do with a man?”
Tin Mountain is a small town in Arkansas haunted by all the things a small town usually is… and then some. We get two time points in this one 1831 and 1931 and in both we have strong women who are relied on by the community. Until a handsome preacher comes into town. Quickly the town is turned against them and they must fight to survive and restore their reputations.
Deidre and Gracelynn are two women unusual for their time. Both strong and resilient and there is power within them. They are both taken in by the preacher and quickly realize there is something sinister there. I liked that the stories mirrored in a lot of ways but also differed. Getting glimpses of the small town a century apart was interesting and yet not surprising that the mob mentality lives on. Women who are different are easily feared. Great LGBTQ+ representation and found family themes in this one.
If you liked Spells for Forgetting or Widdershins definitely check this one out. This one is out Feb 1 so add it to your TBR.
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.
What are you reading this weekend?