Surprises—some good but mostly bad—always seemed to rush into Jinger Rose’s life. When she and her younger brother, Rustin, are sent South to live with relatives, she is uncertain, yet quietly excited. This story evolves into a trilogy of the lives of Jinger, her conflicted guardians, and her headstrong daughter.
A historical novel, it is a generational tale of the times, struggles, conflicts, colorism, pride, prejudice, and hope filled resolutions of two southern families. Vibrant daffodils periodically appear, emitting hope and quiet advocacy for the protagonists as they seek to live lives of prestige and dignity in the twentieth century, Jim Crow South.
A delightful read. Captures historical events through hearty, true to life characters.
J LADD JOHNSON, AUTHOR OF LOVED AS PROMISED
Warm, thoughtful and engaging. Explores the power of family, faith and perseverance with aplomb.
CLAYTEE WHITE, AUTHOR OF “EIGHT DOLLARS A DAY AND WORKING IN THE SHADE” AN ORAL HISTORY
An inspiration and a must read for all. Prolific writer who brings the Jim Crow Era to life with spirit.
HEARLEY V. SMITH, PH.D., AUTHOR OF THE ILLNESS