SCENT OF LILACS
Before Ann H. Gabhart became well-known for her much-loved Shaker novels, she wrote three poignant novels centered on the loveable Jocie Brooke and her family, who lived in 1960s small-town Kentucky. Once named as one of Booklist's Top Ten Christian Novels and now featuring a brand new cover, Scent of Lilacs is poised to capture the hearts of new readers everywhere. Life-changing events rarely happen here, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once. Jocie has questions that need answers. As she digs into her family's past, she finds a whirlwind of discoveries, and everything begins to change. In the end, will Jocie find the answers everyone so desperately needs, or will her questions lead to truths that were better left uncovered?
Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story takes readers through the universal experiences of true love, new life, and renewed faith. With a beautiful new cover, Scent of Lilacs is poised to capture the hearts of readers everywhere.
Simply stunning! Gabhart has a gift for transplanting her readers into another time and place. I was captivated with Jocie's story from the very first page and intrigued at the way the book piggybacks chapters from father and daughter's viewpoint. Both speak to us in first person and the author has done such an incredible job that I felt I had become a part of the Brooke family.
Jocie is engaging and funny and vulnerable -- a real ingenue. She stole my heart and messed with my emotions until I felt like I was riddled with those confusing teenage hormones all over again. She is brilliantly portrayed, as is her father. David Brooke's struggle to provide for his family while trying to come to terms with his past makes for a fascinating read.
Gabhart's writing is smooth and fluid and will melt in your mouth. You'll definitely want to savor every blessed word!
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