A Table by the Window


Posted On Jan 16 2006 by

Novel #2 for 2006: A Table by the Window by Lawana Blackwell

I’m not sure why I’m drawn to novels like this. Though it had a hint of mystery and suspense, it was actually more of a general fiction, coming of age type of story. The heroine, Carly Reed is a woman with a troubled past. Abused as a child by the boyfriends of her alcoholic mother, she seeks to rediscover both her family and herself. She moves from the Bay Area to a small Mississippi town, where antique shops and college football fill most conversations.

I think I like any book that involves discovering the simple pleasures of life–front porches and cool summer evenings, family dinners, iced tea on a hot day. That’s what Carly does. She also opens a cafe, takes in a troubled girl, and dates the Chief of Police who has a nice dark secret. I won’t ruin it.

It’s a good, relaxing, low suspense read. Lawana Blackwell writes a slow paced novel, as one like this should be. No nail biting until the very end and for a short time. A beautiful story of lost souls coming to Christ and restoring faith.

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Last Updated on: January 16th, 2006 at 3:38 pm, by


Written by Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.


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