Dove, Molly, Little Ellis and Crystal are runaways with nowhere to turn and no one they can trust until they arrive at a secret sanctuary called Swan Place, where they are taken under wing by a remarkable group of women.
©2012 Augusta Trobaugh (P)2013 Bell Bridge Books
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.
I've found another wonderful southern author! The story of Dove and her family, their losses and triumphs, is one I will not soon forget. Losing her mama to illness, and left with her two younger siblings and her step-daddy, Dove, just a teenager is left to care for them all and go to school, as well. Dove's Aunt Bett (her mother's sister) steps in to help, offering a string of Bible verses as a reminder to Dove to stay on the "straight and narrow". Roy Ellis, Dove's step-daddy, a "mostly good man" loves his three kids, but he's grieving awful bad . . . and it's not long before he goes back to the honky tonk and finds himself a young bride. Crystal, just seventeen, loves Roy Ellis, and the family accepts her, even Aunt Bett. And then the unthinkable happens. Again. It's been a long, long time since a story has impacted me like this one. Don't miss it . . .
The first 2 hours of this book are pretty bleak, but stick with it! It is a wonderful story with an upbeat ending. If you enjoyed Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt, you will love this too! This was my first book by Augusta Trobaugh and I can't wait to 'read' another.
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