Hugo book review

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About the Book

On September 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo came in the dead of night, slamming Category 4 power into Charleston, South Carolina at the worst possible time—high tide. Painter Place is scoured by the writing Atlantic storm surge, forcing Caroline Painter Gregory to say goodbye to a life she loves and face a future that may hold the worst that might happen. On the devastated South Carolina coastline of 1989 and then in Arles, France during the centennial of Van Gogh’s life there, Hugo continues the saga of Painter Place.


My Review

The story took place when Hurricane Hugo did a lot of damage to the land. It was in 1989. It is a continuation of the Painter family series. When the storm was about to hit, Caroline is getting ready to have twins. Does she have them safely?

Several times during the book, there were references to the mobile phone. A lot different than what we have today. 

I liked the quote at the beginning of some of each chapter. The quotes were from different famous people. A lot of good quotes. One of my favorites was “ In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. -Robert Frost. “

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. This review is my own opinion.


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About the Author

Pamela Poole’s love for the South inspires all her books and paintings. She has written three novels and two short stories that take place on the fictional island in the Painter Place Saga, and she will launch the fourth book. Landmark, in 2019. Pamela lives life loving Jesus and her family as a wife, mother, and Gigi, and she is blessed with true friends. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and various author and artist organizations. She and her husband Mark live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20,21



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