The Secret Sense of Wildflower – Southern Historical Fiction, Best Book of 2012
Named a Best Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews.
Small southern towns have few secrets. But when a grieving daughter confronts the local bad boy, she exposes a dark history.
Appalachia, 1941. Thirteen-year-old Louisa May “Wildflower” McAllister’s heart still aches for her father. A year after her dad’s tragic sawmill accident, she relies on her strength of spirit and her heightened intuition to deal with a critical mother and cope with the aftermath.
But when she’s targeted by the town’s teenage bully, she may need more than her “secret sense” to survive.
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. But after an affront to her father’s memory, she lets her anger get the better of her and unwittingly triggers a series of traumatic events that will change her life forever.
Will Wildflower fall to another tragedy or will her faith in her family and herself be enough to carry her through?
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.
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