3/22/2013

Scent of Lilacs


My thoughts:
 I am going to preface this by saying as a book reviewer I read LOTS and lots of books, often book titles run together for me, but stories don't.  So imagine my surprise when I started reading this book and realized I have read this book before.  Flipping quickly to the front of the book I realized it was copyrighted in 2005.  As I read on, I remember reading this story years ago after it was released.  I re-read to refresh my mind.  I love the story of Jocie, her relationship with Aunt Love is hilarious to me.  And Aunt Love, bless her heart, her scripture quoting ways are often amusing.  This is a coming of age book, you see Jocie grow up in ways that sometimes will sadden you, because you know it was hard for her.  I loved this story, then and now!  I think I related to this book so much, because my daddy was also a preacher, and I grew up in a small town like Jocie did where everyone knows your business.  This book will delight you, you will love Jocie. A wonderful story.  346 pages US 14.99 4 stars
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
Available March 2013 from your favorite seller of Revell Books a division of Baker Publishing.
About the Book:
After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will never be the same.
Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet Hollyhill, Kentucky, and when they do, they are few and far
between. But for young Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once during the humid summer of
1964. Though on the surface things are just fine, it seems like everyone in Jocie’s life has something
they’re not saying, something they’re hiding from her-and from themselves. As Jocie digs into her family’s
past, she stirs up a whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers everyone so desperately needs? Or
will her questions lead to truths better left hidden?

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister, Words Spoken True,
The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile
from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Find out more at www.annhgabhart.com.

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