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HaBO: Tornadoes, Trailers, and Secrets on the Mountain

Help a Bitch OutJennifer is looking for a book she read awhile back: 

 Okay, so I have followed your HABO's for a while now, and there is a book that I cannot find, so could you help this bitch out?

This is what I remember:

The book was published between 1995 and 2001, I think. It was about a reporter who got injured (leg I think) and went home to stay with her parents down south, to recover. I think her name was Claire or something.

Her brother was in politics and was a ginormous asshat.

She gets back together with a friend/boyfriend, who's name I think was Seth or something like that, but an adopted son calls him “Bigger”. He was abused as a child and lived in a trailer until going to live with the girl and her parents and her brothers.

There was some kind of “incident” with attempted rape by the old boyfriend's father, which prompted the parents to send the boy away from the house. A tornado comes up and un-buries the old trailer that abusive father lived in.

The guy has made a name for himself, he owns a company/CEO and flies his own plane. I want to say that there was something about a mountain and a light that acts as a beacon for the reporter and the guy to get back together.

Could you please help me find this book? I've been looking for months, searching the internet and googling, but can't find it. Please help me out so I can find this book…

This sounds like the type of book that would have very angsty faces on the cover, and also some teal, perhaps also fuchsia. Do you recognize this book? 

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  1. 1

    I believe this is A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith.

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    Faellie says:

    Deborah Smith, A Place to Call Home

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    Vasha says:

    None of the cover designs are angsty, but you were right about the fuchsia, paired with violent peach!

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    Jennifer says:

    OMG!!! You guys nailed it! THANK YOU!!!!!! I can’t wait to read it again! I knew the bitchery would come through for me! As soon as I saw the cover I knew it was it! Hugs to you guys!

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    Kelly says:

    Oh, I love when the HABO is named immediately! Hooray!

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    Nicola R. White says:

    I’m a little late to the party here, but I love this book! If you liked A Place to Call Home, I also recommend When Venus Fell by the same author. So, so good.

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