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The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls

The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls A compelling novel about a bed and breakfast that houses three generations of women and their many secrets In the early s Ruby a spunky unwed teen mother was wooed and won over by the founder o

  • Title: The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls
  • Author: Wendy Delsol
  • ISBN: 9780425241318
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • A compelling novel about a bed and breakfast that houses three generations of women and their many secrets In the early 1960s, Ruby, a spunky unwed teen mother, was wooed and won over by the founder of the McCloud Home Now, forty years later, the historic property has been converted into an inn that Ruby runs with one of her daughters, Jill When Jill s fourteen year oA compelling novel about a bed and breakfast that houses three generations of women and their many secrets In the early 1960s, Ruby, a spunky unwed teen mother, was wooed and won over by the founder of the McCloud Home Now, forty years later, the historic property has been converted into an inn that Ruby runs with one of her daughters, Jill When Jill s fourteen year old daughter begins to search for the identity of her father, she sets in motion events that will test the bonds that bind mothers, daughters, and sisters Jill unwittingly aids the forces of upheaval when she agrees to host the wake of the town matriarch As the guests including the matriarch s handsome son and Jill s vivacious, irresponsible sister Jocelyn return to the small town, the convergence of people and memories uncovers rivalries, sparks romance, recalls heartbreak, and reveals a shocking family secret, one that could separate the McCloud women forever or lead them to the renewal of their powerful, enduring connection.

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    1. Danielle on said:

      The McCloud women have a brave legacy of helping and supporting women from every walk of life in need of assistance as unwed mothers. In the absence of their husband and father though it becomes difficult to move forward especially when a looming controversy could ruin their entire family after his death. As time passes Jill and Jocelyn are able to move on with their lives one in their hometown and the other across the country. When the death of their mother’s rival brings back old flames and [...]

    2. Becky on said:

      I gave this 2.5 stars.Perhaps expecting one thing from the book and getting another really impacted my view of this book and made me feel very ambivalent about this book. I wanted to know more about the history of the home and the "wayward girls" but it really didn't talk about much of that at all. The book started out with quite a lot of names dropped and as they hadn't been introduced yet, I was left very confused and it didn't make me want to keep reading. I didn't truly get into the book unt [...]

    3. Kali VanBaale on said:

      Several years ago I had the privilege of reading an early, working draft of Wendy DelSol's WAYWARD, a moving family drama with a touch of mystery. DelSol seamlessly weaves the past and present stories together, cleverly using the "McCloud Home" as the binding thread. Jill's current day storyline is totally relatable and Ruby is an unforgettable character who leaps off the first page on which she appears. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    4. Kimberly Stuart on said:

      The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls is a beautifully told story of love, heartbreak, family and friendship. Exquisite prose, characters who stay with a reader long after the final page--Wayward Girls is a treat. Book clubs, here's your next pick!

    5. Jlaurenmc on said:

      Call me crazy, but there's just something about the title of this book. Something that says, "This is going to be a good one." I'm also a sucker for (good) women's fiction. Not "chick lit," but true women's fiction. Books written by women with true-to-life female characters. Books that also manage to include a bit of women's history: where women have come from and the strides we've made. As the old (admittedly un-PC) Virginia Slims ad says: "You've come a long way, baby."Delsol's The McCloud Hom [...]

    6. Bookaholics on said:

      The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls by Wendy DelsolContemporary Romance – Aug. 2nd, 20113 ½ starsIn The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls, the author brings to light the hopes, dreams and past of three generations of the McCloud family. Ruby is the matriarch of the family who was a beautiful orphan. She married the man of her dreams but made a mistake that still haunts the family. Jill is Ruby’s daughter and is the serious and responsible one. She gave up her dreams to raise young Fee. Jill sti [...]

    7. Romancing the Book on said:

      Reviewed by JoAnneReview copy provided by the publisherThis is a novel with family at its center and was a very enjoyable and easy book to get into. The McCloud family makes up the main characters with the Frasers coming in right behind as secondary characters. The story crosses three generations of The McClouds with lots of twists and turns. There is romance, lots of angst, anxiety, problems, secrets and mystery that have to be dealt with along with a few laughs and some tears. Their family hom [...]

    8. Rachel on said:

      I absolutely adored this book, even surprising myself as I am not normally a fan of romance or what can be considered women's fiction. But I fell hard for the McCloud girls. I loved how Delsol went back in time to tell the reader about Ruby. When you think about, in the present time of the book, Ruby really has no part. But in the past, she is a HUGE part of their history and the current situation of the inn today. I really liked Fee. I think she was a great example of a normal, down-to-earth te [...]

    9. Liza Wiemer on said:

      The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls is a beautiful novel that not only follows the lives of three generations of McClouds but also the history of a home transformed from a haven for pregnant girls to a bed and breakfast. Wendy Delsol's vivid storytelling sucked me in and had me completely enraptured. It was easy to feel emotionally connected to these women, even though their lives are much different from anything I've ever experienced. The interweaving of the past and present was well done. Each [...]

    10. Jennifer on said:

      Why read: Picked up a copy at BEAWhat impressed me: The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls completely took me by surprise. It was both fun, serious and even occasionally a bit scandalous. I loved the was the perspectives shifted between the women, Ruby in the past, Jill both past and present and Fee totally in the now. The mystery element really threw me through a loop in the best possible way. Mose than anything else, The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls is a touching, secret filled story of three wo [...]

    11. Becky on said:

      I blame it on spring break, and the end of the school year. I'm into chick lit right now. This book had terrific characters. The sisters were wildly different but fiercely loyal. The "daughter" was a relatable teenager who was well developed. The mother was feisty, a tad frisky, and wee bit funny. I loved how the flashbacks helped slowly unravel the mystery of the past. I liked the romance despite how predictable. I enjoyed the setting of the bed an breakfast as well. Not a life changing book bu [...]

    12. Jan Blazanin on said:

      Lovers of romance with a healthy dose of family secrets will revel in this well-crafted novel that features an inn with a "history." Three generations of McCloud women have lived through love, loss, and scandal with their heads held high. Jill, the primary viewpoint character, is strong and self-sacrificing while her flighty sister Jocelyn lives for drama and attention. Mother Ruby suffers from emotional scars from years past that cloud her thinking. Jill's teen daughter Fee is caught up in a fa [...]

    13. Lara McKusky on said:

      This was good and had excellent potential. The saving grace here: the mind-blowing twist at the end. You spend the whole book THINKING you know where it's going, but then? Ninety-degree hairpin turn. The main character I felt a strong connection with, but the other characters were less developed, in my opinion. Fee, especially, could have used some tweaking because she was an awesome character. Good beach read.

    14. Gwyneth Stewart on said:

      At first I found this book a bit annoying, and the characters other than the main character rather unlikable. I found myself getting swept up in the story as I went along, and I confess that the family 'secret' was something I never saw coming (I won't say more--that would be a spoiler). In the end, I did really like this story of a family running a home for unwed mothers-turned bed and breakfast.

    15. Deanna on said:

      This book was very well written, much like the Time travelers wife where there is a back and forth for each character, and some looks into the past as well. I liked that each transition was well labeled and you knew where you were going and who you were listening to. This book had a love story or twoor three, and a twist at the end that I wasn't expecting at all!

    16. Leslie on said:

      This was an okay book, 3.5 stars. And the extra 0.5 comes because of the reference to Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, one of my favorite beers! Overall, the book kept me involved, and did have some surprises.

    17. Marty on said:

      I liked it. It's a good summer read. It's a romance, a mystery, a historical novel. Lots of elements that just made for a fun read. And, besides, it's a local author (She's from the Des Moines area) and I like to read local authors. The story takes place in a fictional Iowa town.

    18. Laurie on said:

      I just grabbed this off the shelves at the library and was so so delighted at this book. Rich characters, a mystery, love, generations of woman and it is just fabulous. I keep thinking about it and all they did to help each other.

    19. Leslie on said:

      Enjoyable light romance set in Iowa in a bed and breakfast that was once a home for unwed mothers. Told in several different viewpoints, which can be tricky but mostly worked. Interesting plot twist and some good characters. Mildly adult situations.

    20. Rebecca on said:

      I enjoyed this. It was an interesting look at all the crazy things that can happen to families and how lies and secrets can end up pulling people apart, but also how family can also pull together in the middle of the insanity of life.

    21. Susan on said:

      Wendy was right when she said there's a twist in the story. What a great novel! Both my mom and I enjoyed it very much!

    22. Christine on said:

      Des Moines author, story takes in place in small fictional Iowa town, town matriarch’s death brings her nephew back to town and revives old loves and unravels old mysteries

    23. Rhonda on said:

      Lots of family secrets and dysfunction that gets resolved. A good page turner with a good message.

    24. JoAnne on said:

      I reviewed this for romancing-the-book See my review on romancing-the-book/201

    25. Kerryn Newbegin on said:

      I really enjoyed this book. A lovely, feel good story, but not without it's harsh/sad bits. Great characters, good plot, and a twist I didn't see coming till the very last minute.

    26. Amy on said:

      A quick read. The author made me want to uncover all the little family secrets.

    27. Carole on said:

      Thought it well written even though there were several edits that were missed. Would like to read other works by Wendy Delsol.

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