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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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Top customer reviews
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.)
What a stunning cover! It definitely drew me to the book. I enjoyed reading a Catholic romance novel, my first, and the unique setting of 19th century Florida. The Christianity in this novel is a bit stronger than other novels, which will appeal to some and discourage others. For me, it was pure enjoyment. A nice story indeed!
Thank you to the author and publisher. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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.
The hero, Seth Taylor starts out a rather grumpy man who has turned his back on God and wants nothing to do with Him. He is rather rude to Agnes when they meet, but begins to warm up to her. Agnes is determined to get Seth's nephew, who arrived on the train with Agnes, in school instead of out on the grove working for his Seth.
Agnes is anxious to get her adopted daughter from the orphanage and down to Persimmon Hollow, Florida as soon as possible, so she is saving up her teacher's pay to send to the orphanage to get Polly to Florida. Not to mention, helping the orphanage she grew up in. The need to get Polly to Persimmon Hollow as quickly as possible becomes a necessity when the child's life is in danger. Seth steps up and wires the money to the orphanage to get Polly to Agnes as soon as possible.
This is a story that will touch your heart and keep you wanting to read until the very end. You will also hate to see it end and hope for a second book to follow up on Polly's progress as a young lady. Let's hope there will be one. Enjoy!
This book was given to me for my honest review. The opinions stated are my own and no monetary compensation was received for this review.