Back to Blueberry Pond


Fiction - General
296 Pages
Reviewed on 03/29/2017
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Author Biography

Carla Trueheart is a New England-based writer who holds certificates in poetry, romance writing, copyediting, forensic science writing, historical fiction writing, and writing for young adults. She has studied writing at Gotham Writers’ Workshop and The Writers Studio and is currently working toward completion of her BA in Creative Writing and English through Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked as submissions editor for various online publications, and her poetry and short stories have been featured in The Litchfield Literary Review. Her first novel, The Ritual of the Four, won the Silver Seal from Readers’ Favorite and was a Finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards.

Carla currently works as a novelist with World Castle Publishing and as a professional book reviewer. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking, listening to music, reading, and collecting books and candles. You can contact her at witchescastle@comcast[dot]net. She loves connecting with her readers!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite

Kyle, Brandon and Vanessa make a friendship pact and each places a treasured item in a Tupperware bowl, to be buried and never uncovered again. As they grow older and drift apart, each friend holds tightly onto the secrets of that night and their friendship pact. Three separate lives, yet the contents of what they buried held their friendship together. Twenty years later, each character is struggling. Kyle is an alcoholic that can’t keep it together, Brandon lost his career and his family is in financial danger, and Vanessa is divorcing her husband and trying to keep it together for her daughters. Each struggle is directly tied to what they buried in that Tupperware so many years ago … but they said they would never dig it up.

Back to Blueberry Pond by Carla Trueheart was an instant attention-grabber. I love that the story started where it should – at Blueberry Pond, with all of our main characters. The three characters meet again and although I thought the book kicked off with a bang and easily caught my attention, after they meet up and events start to unravel, it was nearly impossible to put down. I was sneaking my Kindle out during my vacation so I keep getting glimpses of the story, of the journey these three were taking. There was a fantastic mystery aspect as well with the Tupperware bowl, there were breath-taking scenes, maddening moments, and conversations that brought tears to my eyes. This was an incredibly moving novel, and I am so happy I was able to read Back to Blueberry Pond.