Friday, April 19, 2013

Scent of Lilacs by Ann Gabhart

This Book was supplied to me by Revell Publishers for a review in return. Book Description After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will never be the same. Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet Hollyhill, Kentucky, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for young Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once during the humid summer of 1964. Though on the surface things are just fine, it seems like everyone in Jocie’s life has something they’re not saying, something they’re hiding from her–and from themselves. As Jocie digs into her family’s past, she stirs up a whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers everyone so desperately needs? Or will her questions lead to truths better left hidden? Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story from bestselling author Ann Gabhart explores the very essence of new life and love. My Review This book is the first book of Ann Gabhart’s I have ever read. It was a pretty good book and I say that because it was just too slow moving for me. I like fast moving stories and this one just wasn’t that way for me. But, it did turn out to be a really good book. This book is about Jocie and her father who is trying to be an aspiring preacher. The characters in this book were great once you got past the first half of the book. I laughed and cried while reading the book. Jocie is mother less, since her mother left with Jocie’s sister when Jocie was really small. Jocie and her father have not heard from them and then they have surprises and discoveries start to happen in the book. I was truly glad when all of this information about the story starting picking up speed. Ann is truly a GREAT author. I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends, even though it was slow. Thank you Revell Publishers, for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.