“A masterful portrayal of twisted lives ... Dionne Peart has penned an authentic novel that oozes with existentialism and the vicissitudes that fate throws our way. Peart is gifted, unquestionably.” — Dr. Glenville Ashby, Critic, The Jamaica Gleaner and Kaieteur News
Three generations of the women in the Wright family all dream of leaving their home in a small Jamaican town, but each woman encounters obstacles that keep her from living the life she wants.
Angelique, strong-willed and adventurous, chooses between her daughter and opportunity as she contemplates leaving her behind to move to Canada. After experiencing heartbreak, proud matriarch Ruby is determined to see that no one ever has a reason to look down on her or her family, even if it means alienating the ones she loves. Granddaughter Carmen is torn between her feelings of resentment and longing, as she strives to be independent while trying to build a relationship with her distant mother.
Traveling between the tropical heat of their Jamaican homeland and the cold promise of Canada, the women struggle to resolve the conflict within themselves and between each other.
". . . a really good book . . . the story of struggle, wanting to find yourself, looking for acceptance and so much more can be found in this story." — Tiffany Williams, AAMBC Reviewer
"The three spellbinding women — Ruby, Angelique and Carmen in Somerset Grove will tug at your heartstrings, as you recognize some of the truths in them and can compare them to some truths and facts in your own family history." — Beverley East, Bestselling Author of Finding Mr. Write: A New Slant on Finding the Perfect Mate