Looking back can seem daunting. Moving forward can seem impossible.
With an old friend back in her life, will Betty hold on to yesterday even if it tears her apart?
The past can't be rewritten, but the world can be changed - especially if Betty and her family in Edenville have anything to do with it.
©2015 Danielle Stewart (P)2016 Danielle Stewart
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
The second in the Edenville series, Kiss in the Wind, is told from Simpson's point of view . . . thought to have died in the fire that night long ago when the KKK attacked . . . not even mourned by his family. his father a leader in the Klan, Simpson had secretly left town with Alma and her family . . . on the run . . . eventually changing his name, marrying Alma, joining the army . . . and by the grace of God, living a life far from the treacherous roots of their southern homeland . . . having kept his true identity from even their children, Alma now passed and gone to her maker, Simpson, now an old man, has to face the demons of his childhood . . . keeping his last promise to Alma, he returns to Edenville . . . to find peace . . . but it is anything but peaceful, as he comes to Betty's house, Alma's best friend's, to try and sort things out . . . and wouldn't you know it? Out of the mouth of a child comes the questions that both stir up the hornet's nest . . . and eventually force Simpson . . . and the whole town to look clearly into the past, and own up to their parts in it . . . Feisty Frankie . . . This is a sobering, clear eyed look at the horrific things that we humans have done to one another . . . and the measures that CAN take place when we only but TRY . . . BRAVO! Great Book! Can't wait for the next in the series!
As my husband tour this great country, we listened to the first 2 books in the series. At our age we can relate and sympathize. All efforts to enlighten readers to that time are appreciated. I pray history never repeats itself.
I love the characters in this story. This series is full of amazing characters and an emotionally charged story line that is extremely touching and a pleasure to experience.
My favorite Character is a tough question as it is a tie between Simpson who is an old soul who has been through so much and tries so hard to do what is right, and Franky (His best friends granddaughter) who has such a unique point of view and a very special relationship with Simpson.
My favorite scene in the book has to be when the town unanimously stands behind Simpson and shows their support after he reveals his secret identity. What a humbling feeling that must be and the book and narration really brought out how special that was for him.
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