Book & Author Details:
The Edge of Juniper by Lora Richardson
Publication date: June 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
“You’re off-limits, so why can’t I stop thinking about you?”
Fay Whitaker, sixteen years old and yearning for adventure, is excited to spend the summer with her fearless cousin Celia in small-town Juniper, Indiana.
But Fay soon discovers that her summer home is not what she expected. She is alarmed by her uncle’s temper, and learns of the grudge he holds against the Dearing family. Celia handles the tension at home by escaping with her boyfriend, leaving Fay with time on her hands—time that leads her straight to Malcolm Dearing, off-limits because of his last name. Fay is captivated by Malcolm’s warmth and intensity. She finds that trying to stay away from him only makes her think of him more.
Fay and Celia are launched on a journey, and each must attempt to navigate the thrilling and unpredictable world of love. Everything Fay thinks she knows about love is put to the test, as relationships unfold and reveal themselves in ways she never before dreamed.
This is a touching story dealing with some difficult issues. I thought that the actions and interactions of the various teen characters throughout the story was very well observed, including all the self absorbed blinkers that go along with the confidence of youth.
Fay and Malcolm occasionally morphed into characters who were more mature than expected, but that didn’t detract from the underlying enjoyment of this story.
If I had one niggle, it was that the ending just seemed to be too coincidental and perhaps a little rushed. Nevertheless, this was a sensitive depiction of first loves and family life.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hi, I’m Lora. Thanks for taking a peek in here. I live a quiet life in Indiana with my family. I spend my days reading, writing, and hanging out with my people.