A Thousand Voices - Tending Roses, Bk 5 Author:Lisa Wingate Once trapped in a world of poverty and neglect, Dell Jordan knows she was lucky. Adopted at thirteen, she was loved, mentored, and encouraged to pursue her passion for music. Now that she's twenty, her future is expanding in exciting new directions - a year abroad with a traveling symphony, a scholarship to Juilliard, a reunion w... more »ith her adopted family.
But underneath Dell's smoothly polished surface lurk mysteries from the past. Why did her mother abandon her? Who was her father? Are there faces somewhere that look like hers - blood relatives she's never met?
Determined to find answers and unable to share her emotional uncertainty with her adoptive family, Dell sets off on a secret journey into Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains. Drawn by the only remaining link to her origins -a father's Native American name on her birth certificate- she travels into quiet wooded valleys in the heart of the modern Choctaw Nation. There she will find connections to a long and proud heritage and begin to answer the questions of her heart. In the voices of her ancestors, she'll discover the keys to a future unlike anything she could have imagined.« less
This is a very worthy conclusion to the "Tending Roses" series. I can't rave enough about this book and the others in the series -- insightful, heart-warming, inspirational, the kind of books and characters that linger with you long after you finish the book. Wonderful, sympathetic handling of the history and culture of the Choctaw Nation, I certainly learned so much amidst my enjoyment of this wonderful book.