Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
A new town, a new home, a friend you really don't want, a blog that tells the town's gossip, and Merilee has to deal with all of this along with her divorced husband and his pregnant girlfriend.
Living in Sweet Apple, Georgia, seemed like a good town to start over and for the most part it was.
Merilee was renting a house on the property of the town's oldest citizen, Sugar Preston. Sugar was portrayed as anything but sweet, but actually she was.
Merilee and Sugar became friends and shared stories from Sugar's childhood that made sense as to why Sugar was the way she was.
Sugar and quite a few town residents had secrets, and now that Merilee arrived in town, the anonymous blog writer had more ammunition for her daily posts and Southern sayings.
As Sugar knew, there were more people in this town that had better stories than Merilee had. Sugar's past was a soap opera in itself and filled with stories but no one dared to tell them except Sugar herself and many stories were told for the first time to Merilee.
Totally and completely enjoyed the characters and the story line of THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT. Sugar was very lovable, Merilee was sweet, and I didn't like Heather from the minute I met her.
Readers of women's fiction will again be transported back to the days of Southern hospitality and then brought back to current day with women who keep secrets and have everything and like to flaunt it.
Ms. White has done it again with a marvelous story filled with wonderful characters with Southern charm. If you have ever read any of Karen White's books, you will love this book just like all of her books and not want to put the book down.
I have LOVED all of Ms. White's books, but this has to be my all-time favorite. 5/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.