The only remaining female in the George Nash family, Ociee chooses to view herself as more brother than sister. Her favorite outfit is soft, worn dungarees and her brother Ben's old shirt that Mama made. Ociee's hair is a wispy web of curls and, dreadfully, it usually falls in her face when her self-tied ribbons slide down her back. Her gray eyes sparkle as she delights in jumping on moving boxcars and chasing strangers who dare to wander upon her frontier Mississippi farm.
Those who enjoyed A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street have been anxious to hear more of the darling Ociee Nash, an imaginative and charming girl who lived at the beginning of the twentieth century. Having moved to Asheville, North Carolina, following the death of her mother, Ociee now returns to her father's new residence and to life as it was before. Only things are very different now. The farm is gone, her brothers are growing up, her father's life has changed, and she must leave her Aunt Mamie, Mr. Lynch, and her friend Elizabeth.