Mailbox Monday (3)

  • Sunday, July 29, 2012


Mailbox Monday time! This month is hosted by Mrs. Q: Book Addict and this is my third post. And here's what was in the mail this week. The author offered it up for review and with that gorgeous cover, interesting synopsis, and already some good reviews, I decided to go for it. 

Synopsis: Set in 1940s Appalachia, The Secret Sense of Wildflower tells the story of Louisa May "Wildflower" McAllister whose life has been shaped around the recent death of her beloved father in a sawmill accident. While her mother hardens in her grief, Wildflower and her three sisters must cope with their loss themselves, as well as with the demands of daily survival. Despite these hardships, Wildflower has a resilience that is forged with humor, a love of the land, and an endless supply of questions to God. When Johnny Monroe, the town's teenage ne'er-do-well, sets his sights on Wildflower, she must draw on the strength of her relations, both living and dead, to deal with his threat.

With prose as lush and colorful as the American South, The Secret Sense of Wildflower is powerful and poignant, brimming with energy and angst, humor and hope. In its ability to create a truly original Southern voice, The Secret Sense of Wildflower establishes Gabriel as a thoughtful and powerful Southern writer.

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3 comments

  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. Thanks for checking out my MM post I just tried to follow you by email but it says you don't have email follow enabled weird anyway just fyi Cool book too and pretty cover

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  3. I'm always a fan of historical fiction, so this sounds like one I'd probably really enjoy.

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