Into this cloud of tense anticipation, the Hearndons move their family from Chicago to plant an orchard outside of town.
Fresh off the Freedom Train, Myra Hearndon is sensitive to what the color of her skin may mean in a Southern town.
Let this riveting novel take you along to experience unexpected love, new life, and renewed faith amid life - 's trials.
Let this riveting novel take you along to experience unexpected love, new life, and renewed faith amid life - 's trials. Gabhart has published a number of adult and young adult novels with several publishers.
The author of The Scent of Lilacs and Orchard of Hope, Ann lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
It is 1964, and 14-year-old Jocie Brooke is about to have an unforgettable summer.
Her father has found a new love, her hippie sister is about to have a baby, and her aunt is finally pleasureable to live with.
But, when a black family from Chicago moves into the quiet hamlet of Holly County, Kentucky, Jocie finds herself befriending a boy that some townspeople shun.
Due to the unspoken racial lines in this southern town, the presence of these newcomers sparks a smoldering fire of unrest that will change Holly County--and Jocie--forever.
Orchard of Hope, the riveting sequel to The Scent of Lilacs, takes readers along to experience unexpected love, fear, forgiveness, new life, and a deeper understanding of the value of each individual's story. Drought has gripped the quiet Kentucky town of Hollyhill, and the town seems as if it is holding its breath - ? Jocie Brooke is nervous about starting high school.
Her sister Tabitha is experiencing the weariness of waiting for a new baby.
Her father David is feeling the timidity of those first steps toward true love.
All of these pivotal steps in life are awaiting the Brooke family.