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At Home in Persimmon Hollow (Persimmon Hollow Legacy) Paperback – July 17, 2015
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About the Author
Gerri has a B.A. in English from Stetson University, where she has a day job in social media and online marketing. A former journalist who always wanted to write about local history instead of local government, she edited The Parce Letters: Voices from the Past, a collection of primary sources on Florida pioneers. She blogs about pioneer life at frontier-florida.blogspot.com/. And she shares her space-geek husband's enthusiasm for our final frontier, which helps her remember she doesn't live in the 19th century.
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The story was well written and enchanting and you really felt for the main character as she struggled through her young adulthood.
Looking forward to the author’s next book!
I also particularly enjoyed reading about Catholic characters, who are under-represented in Christian fiction. Agnes's faith and practices were well-integrated into her character (although she could spout more verses than about anyone I know).
At Home in Persimmon Hollow is a sweet and simple story. It reminded me of the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series. Community and faith are woven throughout the locals' lives. Kids are cute and spunky. The villains are somewhat bumbling. The outcome is predictable but enjoyable.
All in all, a well-written, light romantic read with a unique bit of history.
(I received a copy via NetGalley. Opinions expressed are my own.)
There is mystery about Agnes flight from the orphanage leaving young orphan Polly, whom she deeply loves and wants to adopt. Agnes’ mystery is eventually revealed as it now concerns Polly. Seth has his own mystery; what happened to make this handsome man lose his faith, become aloof, lonely, and unfriendly to his fellow neighbors and church. I found this very intriguing. As the mystery surrounding Seth is revealed, Agnes finds herself attracted to him. The extent evil surprised me, as the mysteries were of Seth and Agnes are revealed. The world is truly evil at times as Seth and Agnes discovered. Agnes has great faith in God; Seth avoids anything to do with God.
I think the author handles the religious aspect very well; I did not feel preached to but rather was feeling the faith of the character and the scripture from their point of view in the situation in the story. I watched the characters grow in their love of each other, for the community and achieve forgiveness for themselves and others.
The town of Persimmon Hallow is a very faith-based hard-working community that is very close. This small town sure has a lot going on; from Agnes and Seth’s mystery’s, shootings, fights, intrigue, engagements for propriety’s sake; the return of evil forces to Agnes and Seth, the plots just keep coming and coming. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I would recommend this book to any one.
I received this book from Barbour Publishing in return for an honest review.
As you can see, I have not determined how to post a copy of the book cover on my blog. I am working on it.
Series: Persimmon Hollow Legacy
Genre: historical fiction; romance; Christian fiction
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: July 17, 2015
Number of pages: 320
Other books in the series:
2-Stitching a Life in Persimmon Hollow (coming April 2016)
A review copy of this novel was provided by Franciscan Media.