I found this book to be hard to put down. It was unsettling. The Painted Table was very well-written and the characters were so real I was completely immersed in the story. It's a sad story in so many ways but redemptive and real-life. I found myself with a lot to think about.
The story spans a few generations, with rich history and concentrates mainly on Joann and Saffee. I felt part of this family by the end. I won't tell you the end, but I will say it was lovely and I had a good cry. I was pretty invested by then!
Reading this made me remember you don't know what others are going through, and just how much good love can do.
I left this book on the couch after I finished it and came later to find my adult daughter with it- already on chapter seven. She's taking it with her when she goes home in the morning...that is, if she hasn't already finished it by then.
*I received this book at no charge from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.