Saturday, November 10, 2012
Quails Crossings by Jennifer McMurrain
Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter in the already trying times of The Great Depression. She knows her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings, but isn’t thrilled that he’s hired a young 18 year old boy who’s caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be lost forever in the darkness of the loss of her family.
I wanna give this more than five stars! Brilliant!
What an awesome story,sucked me in right from the start!You can't help but feel love for these characters.
Bill the oldest brother of three younger siblings is left to care for and raise.They're parents just up leave them one day while they are at school.Bill takes charge by moving around and looking for work.Sleeping in the truck and eating from soup kitchens.Some times going days without food.Bill needed to find a good job and a place to stay for the younger ones and fast.
By chance meeting, he lands a job with boarding for his brood.Working on a farm at Quail Crossings.James and his daughter take the family in to help them on the farm.Then the fun starts as Evie the oldest girl starts her plan to get Bill fired so they can go to California to look for the missing parents.When things don't go her way,she plans a bigger lie....And she just keeps diggin' herself in deeper trouble.
**I Highly Recommend You Read This!!! Such a touching story!!
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