Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Hummingbird Lane” by Carolyn Brown, April 6, 2020 #jackiesbooksandcocktailsvipbookclub
Carolyn Brown, the author of “Hummingbird Lane” has written a heartwarming, memorable and captivating story. The genres for this book are Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. I love the way that Carolyn Brown describes the characters, the scenery, and the art . This is an amazing story about friends that are like sisters, that save each other. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Some are courageous and learning to be independent. There is one mean spirited character, that is flawed and dysfunctional as well as toxic.
After some tragic events in college, Emma Merrill is depressed and finds herself in a facility for people with mental problems. Her mother is unsympathetic, and threatens Emma. Sophia Mason was once Emma’s best friend. Both girls come from different backgrounds. Emma was wealthy, and Sophia’s mother cleaned Emma’s mother’s house. Emma’s mother didn’t want Emma and Sophia to be friends, and fired Sophia’s mother. They did try to keep contact later on. Both girls had the love of art in common.
Sophia rescues Emma and they go to Hummingbird Lane, a small trailer community where the scenery is just perfect for artists. In this gorgeous setting, Emma starts feeling hope and paints again. Both girls are friends and feel like sisters. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking book.