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Return to Tobacco Road [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Fiveash , Denise Stern , Tamian Wood
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Investment banker Will Jordan has decided to leave his life in Boston and purchase the family's farm in his native state of North Carolina after his uncle's recent death. However, a family secret could derail his plans to start a new career in eastern North Carolina, where his family has owned a sprawling tobacco farm for three generations.

In an effort to reconnect with the favorable memories of his youth, Will finds that skeletons from his own past might complicate his efforts to reestablish his roots in North Carolina. The road he follows and decisions he makes could lead to disruption on the farm and destruction in his new life in Carolina.

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About the Author

Charlie Fiveash is a native of Coastal Georgia and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in finance. Return to Tobacco Road is his first book. He is also the author of Moonlight Through the Pine and Reach Them - Teach Them. Charlie currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children and has worked in the commercial real estate business since 1987.

Product Details

  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 548 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490995447
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (January 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F7OBS46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,878 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet story October 14, 2013
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The book held my interest throughout. A wonderful story of a man returning to his roots and family. I gave it 4 stars because I am tired of typical divorce stories where people just give up and quit trying. This story puts the blame on the wife but I think the man could have done way more to try to save his marriage. So the man leaves and starts his life over again - but minus his children and his wife. That part is bothersome. But the rest of the story is lovely and the author does a great job of making me visualize the scenes in my mind and picturing the beauty of the land that he so loves, and it plays out like a good movie. The story a little twist to it that you won't be expecting so enjoy the read! Does the man get what he deserves in the end? Hmmmmmm, you be the judge!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story May 28, 2014
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This was a very good story. Some people approaching middle age want to do something entirely different for the rest of their lives. Most are unable to do so. Will got the opportunity to change his life and he jumped at the chance---quitting his investment job in Boston and bought the family farm and returned to his roots.

He was happy while he was working at the farm, but he had too much time away from his family. That IMO was why he got into trouble. I can't say I agree with everything he did, but I understand why he did what he did. He was just not thinking clearly at the time. Even so, I think the punishment was way too harsh.

I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. I did not enjoy some of the language and there were LOTS of errors that a good editor should have caught. And I wanted a more conclusive ending. It was left kind of hanging in midair.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Charmer October 28, 2013
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Great story line of a man coming home to his roots after living in the North East. Very entertaining book that really makes you feel a part of the story with great descriptions of life in the South both past and present. The main character had some family issues, and I think he could have tried a little harder in his relationship. The book also has a few twists and turns that I did not see coming. Looking forward to this authors next book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.7 stars February 28, 2014
Middle age is known for a lot of being retrospection. Another being making life changes. And that is exactly what the main character in Return to Tobacco Road is in the process of doing. Some of his decisions may not have been for the best...kinda makes the reader wonder if they were done subconsciously perhaps?

Will Jordan spent over 20 years in Boston, far from his family home in North Carolina. Burnt out yet successful at work. Burnt out with marriage yet devoted to his 2 daughters. He makes the huge leap of quitting and literally buying the farm...the family homestead filled with incredible memories in NC.
This book is about that journey and its consequences. One thing in particular that i really appreciated was that this wasn't just a nice feel good story with a happy ending. It was realistic, with actual possiblitlies, filled with human foibles and human goodness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just a good story! November 2, 2013
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Simply a good story. Any married guy in his 40's or 50's engages in "what-ifs". What if I had gone to this school or taken that job? What if I had asked out that girl instead of going out with the guys? Another common question we all face deals with general career path. In the modern corporatist world traditional careers such as farming can be appealing. Anyways I liked the story line. A few edits here and there are needed but I read the book in just over a week so it must have been good!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Would not recommend this book. June 21, 2014
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The story really doesn't start until you are halfway through the book. Before that, I thought I was reading a history book. Almost quit reading it because it took forever to get interesting.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing. I was hoping to hear a story ... November 6, 2014
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Very disappointing. I was hoping to hear a story of a successful businessman going home to manage a farm. What I got was a long winded tale of a womanizer who foolishly is involved in a murder. Point to author, the murdered guy would be the legal owner , and his estate is still an owner, no matter what the other family members did. Study farming, and estate law.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a well written tale of growing up on Tobacco Road June 12, 2014
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Characters that pull you in to their lives, I didn't want to put the book down. I couldn't wait for what happened next. I'd love to see part two of this read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Story with Good Characters
I gave this book a five star rating because I LOVED it. There were a few things that I was not as satisfied with but those would not have made me dislike the book even less and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Theresa M. Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
This was a Very good book that kept me turning the pages .I highly recommend this book. Very well written!
Published 8 months ago by burrusbaby
4.0 out of 5 stars Brought back childhood memories
Author is friend of my nephew and I read this book on his recommendation. Lots of good descriptions which brought childhood days in neighboring East Tenn. Read more
Published 8 months ago by PB
5.0 out of 5 stars Tobacco Road is a great read
Loved this book! The beginning seemed craggy because the author went into great deal to establish the time, setting and background. Felt so much empathy for the main character. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Karen Pollard
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
this book defiantly makes one think about the type of wealthy and the people who think they are better than others
Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars return to Tobacco Road
While some of the story was boring, being a Bladen County native made it intenresting and more fun to read.
Published 9 months ago by Beverly Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent narrative of growing up in the south.
Charlie did a wonderful job weaving a complex tale about Will's (the main character) childhood in eastern North Carolina, his next phase in the northeast, and then his tumultuous... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rob Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Good book. Awesome story. Way to go Charlie! I was especially glad to meet Bart the potted meat salesman. Made me think of my own life and childhood.
Published 13 months ago by Edwin W. Copeland, III
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More About the Author

Charlie Fiveash is a native Georgian, raised in the coastal city of Brunswick. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in finance, he has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1987. Currently, he lives with his wife and three children in Atlanta.

He is active in the community as a youth sports coach, a Sunday School teacher, and as a board member of his neighborhood association and the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.

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