The Amethyst Heart Author:Penelope J. Stokes The only possession Miss Amethyst Noble loves as much as the antique brooch she wears at her throat is Noble House-a symbol of freedom, faith, and a family history proudly and inextricably entwined with the history of a nation. For a hundred and forty years, Noble House has been a place of shelter, hope, and healing in Cambridge, Mississippi. A ... more »place of miracles.When she discovers her dissolute son has designs to sell the ancestral home out from under her, Miss Amethyst-ninety-three years old and as sharp as eve- isn't about to let that legacy go. If her son is lost to her, there's still her granddaughter. Little Am, who had once held such sweet promise, but the gentle, good-natured child has mutated in her teenage years into something else altogether. But whatever it takes, Little Am is going to know that the Noble family heritage is worth fighting for.« less
I really loved this book, the southern charm was very apparant in this book and I loved the names in this book she gave to her characters. Made me want to name my daughters after the characters whenever I have children. =) Wonderful storyline, looking forward to reading more by Penelope Stokes.
I loved this book. The story was captivating and the characters were marvelous. Over 150 years of history from before the civil war until today. Through slavery to freedom, including some very famous and historical figures. Generations of God fearing people. Life and death shown as it really is.
I couldn't put it down until the last page. I highly recommend reading it.
I absolutly loved this book!!! I was really suprized bcause I had not read any of her books. This book made me a fan and I have read all the other Penolope Stokes books that I have found. Great religious/historical fiction:)