The summer of 1964 certainly was eventful, but it's nothing compared to what's coming to the Brooke family and to Hollyhill, Kentucky. David finally gets up the nerve to pop the question to Leigh, and wedding plans are in the making. But the past is coming to call on many in Hollyhill, threatening to destroy the relationships that everyone thought were so strong. Two people - one David thought was gone for good and the other no one's ever heard of - are making their way to the small town and promise trouble. This complex and well-written story is the perfect conclusion to the Hollyhill story. With true-to-life family drama, refreshing humor, and lovable characters, Summer of Joy will delight readers.
Â©2008 Ann H. Gabhart (P)2008 Ann H. Gabhart
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 pleasurable 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 whom some townspeople shun.Â 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.Â Orchard of Hope, the riveting sequel to The Scent of Lilacs, takes listeners along to experience unexpected love, fear, forgiveness, new life, and a deeper understanding of the value of each individual's story.
Â©2007 Ann H. Gabhart (P)2020 Ann H. Gabhart