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.
Very interesting characters and plot. Had the pleasure of meeting the author and enjoyed hearing her talk about how she came up with the ideas for this story. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Susan McCoy
I wanted to like this book. It is beautifully written and the author uses Adam's mysterious origin effectively as a way to examine society, sex and relationships with a fresh... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Tracy Crook
I was so moved by the beautiful story told in this unexpected book. Surprising twists and turns, with gorgeous and expressive phrases.Published 8 days ago by Karen
Oh my. I just loved this book and couldn't put it down. Simply loved it. I didn't want it to end.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is an enchanting story about an especially unique life. The characters will move into your heart and will stay there. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Marjorie Cunningham