Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord

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The women of Sweet Hollow, Louisiana – making bad decisions for four generations.

Is history bound to repeat? How much influence do your parents, the environment in which you’re raised, have to do with the person you turn out to be (the great nature vs nurture debate)? Is any one person all good or all bad, or varying degrees of each? These questions repeated on a loop as I read Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

This was a fairly tightly woven story of four generations of women, the true loves and bad decisions of each – and the ripple effects of these choices through the generations.

Although there may be a few threads that seemed to just stop instead of playing out to the end, the conclusion of the story was mostly satisfying – perhaps the cycle was finally broken, the youngest generation dropping the drama and choosing to simply be happy.

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