The events described in this story could have occurred in any small town in the South. The story is compelling. I learned a little about the policital climate in the south during this time period. The characters are believeable, complex and easy to love. I enjoyed reading this book and did not want to say goodbye to any of the characters when I got to the end. I was happy to find the second book, "Carley's Song".
Delightful book based on the family memories of two cousins and the childhood years they spent growing up together in a racially changing south. Follow Abby & Carley around and get a peek into a world long changed.
After the death of her Uncle, Carley receives a box from him containing all kind of scraps and mementos and happenings from her early life during such events as stuggles for civil rights, coal striked and hysterial over Communism. With the dawning of a new decade, Carley learns to face her own family secrets.