From the Author
This is one of my favorite books ... namely because it begins with a scene based on truth. It snowed the day we buried my Uncle Jimmy. The snow wasn't blinding. Not a snow-storm. Just flakes of snow floating from heaven. The thought of the day and its moments caused me to jump up, run down the hall to my home office, and write the opening words of "Things Left Unspoken."
The rest of the book was based on truth. What if, I asked. And then the story told itself.
From the Back Cover
Every family--and every house--has its secrets.
Jo-Lynn Hunter is at a crossroads in life when her great-aunt Stella insists that she return home to restore the old family manse in sleepy Cottonwood, Georgia. Jo-Lynn longs to get her teeth into a noteworthy and satisfying project. And it's the perfect excuse for some therapeutic time away from her husband.
Beneath the dust and the peeling wallpaper, things are not what they seem, and what Jo-Lynn doesn't know about her family holds just as many surprises. Was her great-grandfather the pillar of the community she thought he was? What is Aunt Stella hiding? And will her own marriage survive the renovation?
Jo-Lynn isn't sure she wants to know the truth--but sometimes the truth has a way of making itself known.
"A lovely and deeply moving story. I didn't just read this story, I lived it!"--Ann Tatlock, award-winning author of The Returning
"Eva Marie takes her readers on a delightful ride of rediscovery, remodeling, and re-evaluating."--Denise Hildreth, author of the Savannah series, Flies on the Butter
, and The Will of Wisteria
Eva Marie Everson is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a popular radio personality. She is coauthor of the Potluck Club series and the Potluck Catering Club series. Things Left Unspoken
was inspired by her own Southern family history.