Joan Medlicott. The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Amelia, Hannah, and Grace have a lot in common: they are all in their 60s, disconnected from their remaining family members, and living unhappily in a gloomy Pennsylvania boardinghouse. When Amelia inherits a North Carolina farmhouse and its surrounding land, the three women pile into Hannah’s station wagon and drive to the fictional mountain town of Covington. This short visit to see the property is just the start of their adventure. After renovating the house and moving to N.C., the women begin to discover new interests and start to reconnect with their families. A Publisher’s Weekly reviewer has compared Medlicott’s Covington (which is located near Mars Hill and Asheville) with Jan Karon’s town of Mitford.

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