In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe's life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier, all but completely buried in the heavy red-clay soil on her family's farm in North Carolina. When Evelyn rescues the stranger, it quickly becomes clear he is not a simple man. As innocent as a newborn, he recovers at an unnatural speed, and then begins to change—first into Evelyn's mirror image, and then into her complement, a man she comes to know as Adam.
Evelyn and Adam fall in love, sharing a connection that reaches to the essence of Evelyn's being. But the small town where they live is not ready to accept the likes of Adam, and his unusual origin becomes the secret at the center of their seemingly normal marriage.
Adam proves gifted with horses, and together he and Evelyn establish a horse-training business. They raise five daughters, each of whom possesses something of Adam's supernatural gifts. Then a tragic accident strikes the family, and Adam, in his grief, reveals his extraordinary character to the local community. Evelyn and Adam must flee to Florida with their daughters to avoid ostracism and prying doctors. Adrift in their new surroundings, they soon realize that the difference between Adam and other men is greater than they ever imagined.
Intensely moving and unforgettable, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope captures the beauty of the natural world, and explores the power of abiding love and otherness in all its guises. It illuminates the magic in ordinary life and makes us believe in the extraordinary.
I don't usually like fantasy, but this one captured me from the beginning to the last word.Published 13 days ago by Alana
I just couldn't get int the characters-and never understood why she didn't discuss it with her children. Lots of lies and feeling bad about being different instead of celebrating. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Irene Meehan
Very strange premise. But the characters were well developed, unusual but interestingPublished 1 month ago by Karen Dunne
I could hardly put it down read it in 2 nights. I hope she writes more book i would definitely read them.Published 1 month ago by Margaret
This book made me cry, made me hope, made me think. Sympathetic characters drew me in to a story that, while beginning with an unlikely premise, by the end made me believe every... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dog Tired
i laughed, cried, hung on words, and fell in love right along with Evelyn. Loved this book. Strange, poetic, and richly full of lifePublished 3 months ago by Jinga Belle
I have never read a book like this one. It is truly original and magnificent. Its other-worldliness could be compared, I suppose, to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, as a love... Read morePublished 3 months ago by gypsygirl1925
I began this book not quite knowing if I was going to like it or not. But pretty quickly, I was hooked! Read morePublished 4 months ago by kindergarten cop