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.
This is a wonderful book!! Hated for it to end. Hope to read more from Rhonda Riley in the future.Published 16 days ago by Catherine Breitfeller
I absolutely loved this book. Did not realize until the end that this was a Gainesville author and I live in Gainesville, Florida. The book was incredible. A must read!Published 22 days ago by Lisa Schiavoni
I mentioned happenings in this book as if they were friends. Certainly not something I expected. I can't say what I will read next.Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
Uncommon story with deep life meaning. Recommend to those who seek to get a good read that is not chick lit or for young adults!Published 24 days ago by Daphné Allanore-de Baritault
On page 90 and give up. Just too strange for my tastes. And poor writing - not worth the time. This was a book selected by our Book Club. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K Gibson
This was an amazing book, from the very first paragraph. I could not put it down. It is some science fiction, plus a wonderful romance, but not sappy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by fiduh3
I'll simply say that I loved this book. It was completely original and engaging.Published 1 month ago by AvidReader
This is outside the genre of book that I typically read and I must say that I loved it! The storyline is so enjoyable albeit other-worldly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by thinkdammit
The first part of the story was fascinating, and well done. But I suspect the author was told to turn a short story into a novel... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ann Marie Moriarty