THE STONE NECKLACE
Author: Carla Damron
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Rating: 5 Stars
Our story begins with what seems to be simple indigestion but then escalates into a story about how our lives are so inter twined with others. Carla Damron tells a story of how the loss of one life effects four different people. Set in Columbia, South Carolina, our author does a superlative job of describing the diverse people of this southern town. I found myself feeling such empathy for each of our characters, the widow who has been unable to see how ill her daughter is, a nurse trying to rebuild her life after a devastating mistake, the mother of a small child living with a husband she doesn’t recognize anymore, and a homeless man who has to fight demons both real and imagined in his world. A beautiful story of life, love and hope. Tears may flow with the story but they are not necessarily sad. This is a story that will live with you after the last page.
Joyce H. Reviewer for Romantic Picks Reviews