~Sometimes you have to read a book a second time to find out more about the character~
The Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a wonderful story of plain country folks that lived day to day . Jocie is a preachers daughter and she is growing up and learning about things in the family and adjusting to life after her Mother did not want her and literaly gave her to her daddy to raise then left them taking one daughter with her, story has many secrets that will be let out of the bag...
There was a constant in her life of a man that thinks he is from Jupiter and she loves to hear his stories, I think he keeps her grounded with his craziness.
HollyHill has a terrible tornado they go through and this is a harrowing experience that Ann writes well about and you will feel as you were there when you read how Jocie gets through this...
A young girl that is a preachers kid has a LOT of learning to do because he usually tries to keep things from her,(protect her).
Jocie grows up with her Dad and a housekeeper but always yearns for her mama and the sister that left.
You will enjoy reading Ann's account of small town USA and a teen growing up..a lot different then how one lives today.
I re-read this book and saw things I had missed the first time, I grew up similar to Jocie so book had lot of meaning for me..
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