Sexual confusion and dysfunction cause the unraveling of the perfect American family in small-town Georgia in 1960. Rose Cassidy’s fantasy life is a haunting reminder that she’s living a lie. So when she has the opportunity to act on those fantasies, she dives in without any thought to consequences.
Rose’s husband, Ryan, has fantasies of his own, and his actions cause unimaginable pain to the very children he tries so hard to protect. When the happiness each member of the Cassidy family seeks so desperately to find is shattered by shame, guilt, and ultimately murder, they must each face the truth that lies deep within their souls.
“A Dysfunctional family in the 1960’s by Rebecca Booth”
Where The Wildflowers Grow by Vera Jane Cook is a southern drama in the 1960’s with many twists and turns that kept me interested! Ryan and Rose Cassidy and their children, Lily and Dalton, each have secrets that intertwine into their lives and cause so much havoc in the family and also the town. One of the most dysfunctional families I have ever read about. The happenings and sexual situations were too much for me for this to be a Christian book! (Spoiler) The lesbian issue and the sexual scenes were too graphic for me, but the storyline was well done otherwise. Even though I was put off by some of the happenings, I will be reading more of Vera Jane Cook’s books! I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, and I gave an honest review.