Blog Tour Giveaway & Review: In the Fields

In the Fields by Willow Aster: 1971 — In the tiny, backward town of Tulma, Tennessee, optimistic, bookish Caroline Carson unwittingly finds herself in the middle of a forbidden romance. Severely neglected by her family and forced to flee Tulma to protect her secrets, Caroline’s young life comes crashing down around her. She finds refuge in a new town, but the past always has a way of stretching around time and stirring up trouble.

When a new love comes into her life, she has to decide if she can give her heart to someone else, or if she will always be tied to someone she can’t have.

Lori's thoughts: I loved the author's voice! This book was very well written and I found myself crying several times. It's hard to imagine Caroline's situation unless you were around during the time that the book is set in. The 70's (and prior) were difficult times for anyone who found themselves in an interracial relationship. I can only imagine it would have been worse in the south. Caroline's dad is an alcoholic. Her mother is a selfish woman who cares little for anyone other than herself. Amazingly, Caroline was able to survive the neglect from absent parents, and other atrocities which I won't get into in my review, as it might be considered "spoilery." This book is proof that the heart knows what the heart wants and there's not much we can do to steer it in different directions, when its mind is made up. I highly enjoyed In The Fields and Willow Aster's writing style and will most likely read other works by this author. Technically, this would probably not be considered a New Adult, but more of a coming of age novel with adult situations.


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