Solomon's Oak

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

Solomon's Oak Publisher's Summary

Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm. She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their 200-year-old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon's Oak.

Fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire is the lone survivor of a family decimated by her sister's disappearance. She arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry, and homeless. When Glory's husband, Dan, was alive, they took in foster children, but Juniper may be more than she can handle alone.

Joseph Vigil is a former Albuquerque police officer and crime-lab photographer who was shot during a meth lab bust that took the life of his best friend. Now disabled and in constant pain, he arrives in California to fulfill his dream of photographing the state's giant trees, including Solomon's Oak.

In Jo-Ann Mapson's deeply felt, wise, and gritty novel, these three broken souls will find in each other an unexpected comfort, the bond of friendship, and a second chance to see the miracles of everyday life.

©2010 Jo-Ann Mapson (P)2010 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Solomon's Oak

    • A Novel
    • By: Jo-Ann Mapson
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm. She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their 200-year-old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon's Oak. Fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire is the lone survivor of a family decimated by her sister's disappearance. She arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry, and homeless.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Formula writing

    • By L.W. on 04-28-12

    Regular price: $20.28

  • Book 2

    • Finding Casey

    • By: Jo-Ann Mapson
    • Narrated by: Suzie Venable
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Glory Vigil, newly married, unexpectedly pregnant at 41, is nesting in the home she and her husband, Joseph, have just moved to in Santa Fe, a house that unbeknownst to them is rumored to have a resident ghost. Their adopted daughter, Juniper, is home from college for Thanksgiving and in love for the very first time, quickly learning how a relationship changes everything. But Juniper has a tiny arrow lodged in her heart, a leftover shard from the day eight years earlier when her sister, Casey, disappeared - in a time before she'd ever met Glory and Joseph.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening and entertaining.

    • By Sheryl Story on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $18.19