Novalee is abandoned by her boyfriend one hour ago in small town Sequoyah, Oklahoma at the local Wal-Mart. To top all of this off, Novalee is seven months pregnant. But maybe being stranded in this tiny, Southern town was a good thing. Novalee meets several people who are kind, interesting people, including Forney, the town's odd, but incredibly smart librarian to Sister Husband, the religious, blue-haired woman who becomes the mother Novalee never had. These wonderful people turn Novalee's life around as she goes through an amazing, witty and inspiring journey.
Where the Heart Is is written a bit differently than most of the other books I have read, and I liked this kind of different. The story was very interesting, as you follow Novalee through her journey, as she gives birth to her child, makes friends, and starts dating again and , ultimately, become a strong and incredible woman.
I really liked the variety of characters; the author of this book did a great job of developing very different characters, like Novalee's best friend, Sister Husband and Novalee's ex-boyfriend are all great examples of lively characters that take the story to a whole new level.
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