Happy Saturday, Friends!
Today I wanted to share a book recommendation for you. Last month I read The Thing About Home by Rhonda McKnight, and I’m STILL thinking about the book. So I decided to recommend it to you in case you haven’t had an opportunity to put it on your TBR pile.
About the Book
Home is not a place—it’s a feeling.
Casey Black needs an escape. When her picture-perfect vow renewal ceremony ends in her being left at the altar, the former model turned social media influencer has new fame—the kind she never wanted. An embarrassing viral video has cost her millions of followers, and her seven-year marriage is over. With her personal and business lives in shambles, Casey runs from New York City to South Carolina’s Lowcountry hoping to find long-lost family. Family who can give her more answers about her past than her controlling mom-slash-manager has ever been willing to share.
What Casey doesn’t expect is a postcard-worthy property on a three-hundred-acre farm, history, culture, and a love of sweet tea. She spends her days caring for the land and her nights cooking much needed Southern comfort foods. She also meets Nigel, the handsome farm manager whose friendship has become everything she’s never had. And then there are the secrets her mother can no longer hide.
Through the pages of her great-grandmother’s journals, Casey discovers her roots run deeper than the Lowcountry soil. She learns that she has people. A home. A legacy to uphold. And a great new love story—if only she is brave enough to leave her old life behind.
In The Thing About Home, Rhonda McKnight hooked me on the very first page and didn’t let go until long after I reached the end. Somehow, Ms. McKnight managed to do a jilted-married bride and it worked perfectly. I had to know how Casey’s story would end. A sweet chance at romance, finding family, and finding where she belong kept me turning the pages. This book brings you extended family, Southern cooking, a swoony new love interest, and faith. It’s a perfect combination that endears readers.
I loved the little flashbacks we got to see when Casey reads her great-grandmother’s journals. I can only imagine what my own great-grandmother would have to say if she’d journaled.
Now that the book is over, I keep thinking about the lessons Casey learned that I could apply to my own life. Plus, I wonder how many people will put Nigel on their book boyfriend list. :) All in all, this was a five-star read for me.
Have you read this? What’s your favorite Southern dish to eat?