Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Review - "Scent of Lilacs"

"Scent of Lilacs" is book 1 in Ann H. Gabhart's The Heart of Hollyhill series and it will transport the reader back to the 1960's and in the midst of a young teenage girl uncovering family secrets. Jocie has a good life with her dad and aunt; however she is always missing her mom and sister who left the family years earlier.  During this summer of Jocie being thirteen, she uncovers secrets, prays for a dog and a dog finds her among other prayers being answered as well and grows and learns about herself.
I really enjoyed this book and do not want to give away too much!  Jocie is such a fun character to read about as are all of the others including Aunt Love, Zella and Leigh.  David, Jocie's dad, is a wonderful dad to her as he is trying to find his niche as a pastor and trying his best with raising Jocie. Jocie is inquisitive, fun-loving and honest and finding herself.  This book was first published in 2005 and it is being rereleased.  If you are a fan of Gabhart's work or contemporary fiction do not miss out on this book!
“Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

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