"Scent of Lilacs," by Ann H. Gabhart

"Scent of Lilacs," by Ann H. Gabhart

After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will never be the same.

Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet Hollyhill, Kentucky, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for young Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once during the humid summer of 1964. Though on the surface things are just fine, it seems like everyone in Jocie’s life has something they’re not saying, something they’re hiding from her-and from themselves. As Jocie digs into her family’s past, she stirs up a whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers everyone so desperately needs? Or will her questions lead to truths better left hidden?

Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story from bestselling author Ann Gabhart explores the very essence of new life and love.

The more I read Ann Gabhart's books the more I like her as an author.  This book was really good, as the way she wrote it, it was a story inside a story, inside a story.  There were many layers to it and some out comes you could predict, other's came as a surprise.

It took me a few chapters to get to the stage where I HAD to know what was going to happen next and the lead character Jocie was an absolute delight in getting to know.  

This is the first in a series of three books and were first published back in 2007 (I think that's the date) So I am looking forward to reading more about Jocie's life.

Stars out of 5 : 5 great book and the more you get into the story the more hooked you will be.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


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