Mr. Ashby has come home from WW I in a wheelchair, and he is bitter.
Emie’s life is certainly not a royal experience, living through the 1920s, with her desperately poor mother and father and many siblings raising pigs in an Appalachian holler.
Friends and foes accompany her through a year of discovery, learning what sets women apart from their male companions.
A Five-Star Readers’ Favorite, The Whispering of the Willows is an American Gothic novel, redemptive in surprising ways, a story that exemplifies how a few Christian people may accomplish great things together in a setting full of superstition, poverty, and abuse.
Follow up this epic story with The Melody of the Mulberries, and another of the Ashby Children coming soon!