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 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 18 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 months ago by kindergarten cop
Very strange novel, had it not been for book club I would not have finished it.Published 2 months ago by Rachel
This is a tender and beautifully written novel. The ending was heartbreaking, not what I expected or wanted, but I did not find a false note anywhere in this story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lotusland Lady
Prince Charming does not come on a white horse; he / she is out there in the rain! Take this puzzle apart as you enjoy the writing and fit the pieces in your heart and mind back... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Landlady