Publication Date: 17th October 2013
Book Source: Virtual Author Book Tours
Synopsis: Comfort of Fences explores the unconditional love between a trio of women: Ruth, the matriarch and builder of boundaries; Denise, her special-needs adult daughter with powerful secrets of her own; and Georgia, Ruth’s best friend and source of strength and practicality. The dynamics of their relationships expose the ironies that the people we love the most can also be the people we most underestimate and that the strongest of loves has nothing to do with romance.
So much to love in Comfort of Fences ... for all the heartache there's just as much hilarity, it's one of those stories that makes you feel protected and loved, wrapped in a warm blanket.
The relationship between mother, daughter and best friend made me laugh, cry and smile in recognition. Unconditional love, mistakes, joys, sorrows and - right or wrong, the barriers erected to protect ourselves and others.
I console myself that Georgia's coming, and then smile. My white knight will not ride in on a white horse. My white knight is an old, red-haired, irreverent lady who always knows when to hold my hand and when to kick my butt.
As Ruth writes her life story for her daughter, we are taken back to mid 1950's; Ruth falls pregnant, Ruth and Georgia become firm friends and Denise enters the world. It's an intimate and touching look at their lives, loves and losses. Fast forward, and Ruth's advancing cancer is viewed with honesty and humour as she hastily makes plans for her 52 year old daughter's future (over-protectiveness can be a double-edged sword.) Denise's underestimated resilience and strength is inspiring and I adored Georgia for her unwavering loyalty and snark.
"Speaking of bodily functions, that reminds me. I brought you something." Georgia returns from the guest bedroom with two pair of gaudily sequinned adult diapers. "I figured when you have to wear these things, you might as well make a statement."
Stacy Overman Morrison effortlessly captures uniquely-special female friendships and the strength of family ties.
Wouldn't we all grow beautifully in big pastures with distant fences.
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