Swan Place A Novel Author:Augusta Trobaugh The author of Sophie and the Rising Sun "streamlines her rich Southern style and creates a narrative as delicate as a line drawing" (USA Today) — A series of family tragedies leaves fourteen-year-old Dove, her younger sister, Molly, and their baby brother, Little Ellis, in the care of their stepmother, seventeen-year-old Crystal. B... more »orn into a hardscrabble world of poverty and abandonment, Dove must take on much of the responsibility for her siblings after Crystal turns to their Bible-thumping Aunt Bett for help.
When Molly's deadbeat blood father threatens to bring a custody suit, Crystal and Dove flee with the children to a secret refuge called Swan Place, where they meet a group of devout Black women who transform their lives in unusual and profound ways.« less
You'll fall in love with the main character, Dove, a twelve-year-old girl who is resilient, strong, and tough but also endearing. She is thrust into a number of hard situations but tackles them all with her own inner strength. Wonderful story line and great characters.
I love Trobaugh's writing style. Get your cup of coffee, put your feet up and enjoy this book. The story is not earth shaking, it won't keep you up at night, but it will take you away for awhile. A bit of an insight into how we treat each other, but not preachy.