The Flood Girls, by Richard Fifield

The Flood Girls

Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim, where The Dirty Shame—the only bar in town—refuses to serve mixed drinks (too much work), where the locals hate the newcomers (then again, they hate the locals, too), and where the town softball team has never even come close to having a winning season. Until now.

Rachel Flood has snuck back into town after leaving behind a trail of chaos nine years prior. She’s here to make amends, but nobody wants to hear it, especially her mother, Laverna. But with the help of a local boy named Jake and a little soul-searching, she just might make things right.

My review:

I found this to be a wonderful telling of what happens when you return to your hometown after being unofficially banned as a result of your childhood antics.  Humorous and relatable.  I laughed and associated with the characters and their actions.  For those who grew up in a rural setting, these are achingly familiar people.  A fabulous tale of finding oneself no matter the obstacles and verification that “Home Sweet Home” is often bittersweet.

My rating:  Redbreast


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