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Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser's daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she's concerned, moonshine caused her mother's death a dozen years ago.

Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth - one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school's gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the "monster" inside Jessie.

Resenting her father's insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie's loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strength - and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.

©2020 Donna Everhart (P)2019 Tantor

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Excellent Story!

Excellent story about the Between what we perceive and what is reality. I would highly recommend this for any age group.

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Story with potential, fell short.

I wanted to like this story. The story line had great potential, but it focused too much on her eating disorder, used entirely too many cuss words and seemed to end too suddenly. Was not worth sending my credit on... disappointed.

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Kept my attention and I wanted more

I liked the story and the narrator. I was compelled to keep listening. It gives examples of what may happen if families keep secrets or don’t talk with each other about their family history. Not knowing makes a mind “create” its own story. Children deserve questions answered and the truth. Parents must know or at least be interested in their children’s issues. Pay attention. It matters. Loved the example of a person from school seeing a problem and extending a hand. Great example of relatives that are no so helpful and feeling entitled. The ending was abrupt. More meaningful writing is needed to wrap the story up.

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on the edge of my seat

loved it, I gasp, shrieked, laughed and yes, cried. As a moonshiners granddaughter, I felt close to my roots.

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Intriguing from start to finish! Well done, great narration . I really enjoyed getting to know the characters

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Loved it

A hidden Gem. I’m still confused about the dates at the end but well worth the listen.

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Shocking end.

I struggled to finish this book, but for some reason I felt like I needed to keep listening. The ending confused me, they named her Daddy as Easton Murray instead of Sasser and I feel like that should have been explained more.

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Good story

Although completely unfamiliar with the subject matte of this book, I was just looking for something to read. I must say that i thoroughly enjoyed it. The narration was very good and the story line became quite interesting after the firs several chapters. Well written