Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham
Accessible and engrossing, Tumbleweeds tells a love triangle of sorts involving Cathy, John and Trey. Each of them are standouts in their own right - good looking, athletic, smart, and wildly popular. John and Trey had been best friends and leaders even as children. When Cathy moved to Kersey, they took her into their group and forged a special bond that stretched and held through high school and the complicated ups and downs of teenage love.
John and Trey are football stars in high school. Cathy is an intellectual who makes her own way. When a mistake in judgment leads to irrevocable damage and tragedy, the three friends separate. When Trey returns nearly 25 years later, the reunion threatens to bring into the open secrets and Cathy and John have long kept hidden. As closely held secrets come to the surface, so does the threat of violence and betrayal.
Leila Meacham draws you into the lives of Cathy, John and Trey. While I sometimes could predict the characters' dilemmas, I still wanted to know how they resolved their problems. Much like a good soap or drama, Tumbleweeds kept me engrossed until its satisfying end.
ISBN-10: 1455509248 - Hardcover $26
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (June 19, 2012), 480 pages.
Review copy courtesy of the publisher.
About the Author:
Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novel Roses.