The Secret Sense of Wildflower by Susan Gabriel
For Book Beginnings:
There are two things I am afraid of. One is dying young. The other is Johnny Monroe.
- p. 1, The Secret Sense of Wildflower by Susan Gabriel
For Friday 56:
"Come by here when you're ready to go back," Daniel says. "Johnny Monroe won't do anything while I'm around."
- p. 56, The Secret Sense of Wildflower by Susan Gabriel
Who is this Johnny Monroe? Be on the watch for the giveaway of this one next week!
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.I'm looking forward to find out what you're reading! Happy Friday!
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.