One of the most beautifully crafted novels I’ve read is, Blue Hole Back Home. Joy Jordan-Lake created, through the most magical language, a story ripe with emotion, conflict and the haunting ‘what ifs.’ I would love to tell you details, impressions and ah-ha moments that came to me after having to part with a chapter, but anything I could say, other than this begins with a country road, teenagers, a stranger and a ride to the local swimming hole, would cause a spoiler alert for the rest of it. And because I want you to read this story without any preconceived notions, I’ll just plead with you to find this novel and read it. It’s beautiful in the way of finding a family heirloom in the ashes of a tragic fire. I won’t forget this story for a long time.