The Whispering of the Willows

Tonya Jewel Blessing
Capture Books
394 pp.
Historical Fiction

Faith-the-Appalachian-way is draped in the camouflage of a small West Virginia community. There, a blossoming young woman has been traded into marriage by her superstitious parents who are desperately poor. When key individuals begin carving out a rescue plan, Emerald Ashby grows strong despite grievous wrongs committed against her. If you liked Running on Red Dog Road: And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood, by Drema Berkheimer, you’ll love the Whispering of the Willows. Inside the Willows’ saga, life in the 1920’s world of Big Creek West Virginia, is discovered through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Emerald Ashby.

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