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Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn't thrilled that he's hired a young 18 year old boy who's caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be forever trapped in the darkness of the loss in her family.

©2012 Jennifer McMurrain (P)2014 Jennifer McMurrain

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 10-31-15

The Depression, Dust Bowl, Loss and Love

In Knollwood, Texas in the 1930s, Dovie Grant, living on the farm with her father and mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, has closed herself off to others. So when James, her father hires a young 18 year old boy who is caring for his three younger siblings to help on the farm, Dovie wants nothing to do with it. The youngest, Alice befriends the ornery goose, Norman, and from the time they meet, Alice and "Mr. Norman" are inseparable. While Bill, the oldest, Elmer, and Alice work hard and adjust to life on the farm, Evie, the oldest girl, tries to make trouble and wants to go on a search for their parents . . . who abandoned them. When Alice begins to call Dovie "Mama Dovie", Evie comes unglued. Quail Crossings is a good story of a different time, a time of pulling together, working hard on the family farm, of discipline and of faith in God . . . hardship was a way of life . . . many Americans cannot fathom such a time as this . . . Quail Crossings will restore your hope and faith . . . don't miss it . . .

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  • Daniel
  • PFLUGERVILLE, TX, United States
  • 04-15-15

Great listen.

I usually listen to business books on road trips. This was a nice change of pace. Draws you in quickly, doesn't disappoint.