Since the moment Casey Hansen learned her biological father and his adult children were living in Eminence, Kentucky, the 28-year-old had known she would one day make the journey south to meet this family of hers. Her knowledge of these relatives extends only to their names and addresses, which she has been able to locate online. As a child, born out of wedlock, her mother refused to say much about her father, other than he was a good man and their relationship had simply not worked out. Perhaps the most compelling reason for Casey’s trip now is the cancer diagnosis she has just been given.
Casey Hansen brings the reader along on a trip she could never have foreseen. Southern Ties is a saga filled with joy, with heartache, and the realization you don’t always get everything you want. Sometimes, though, what you get is even better.