Lisa Wingate

1 Before We Were Yours

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-06-06
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,&#xa0;a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Before We Were Yours</i></b><br /><br />“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.”<b>—<i>Parade<br /></i></b><br />“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><br />“Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”<b>—Paula McLain, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Circling the Sun</i></b>

2 The Prayer Box

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-08-16
Description :  <b>ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist!</b><br /> When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house.<br /><br /> Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

3 Talk of the Town

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Religious 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2008-02-01
Description :  Between Hollywood glamour and small-town secrets, what is the truth? The show American Superstars is the hottest thing on television, but its associate producer, Mandalay Florentino, is worried. She's just arrived in the tiny town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise "reunion concert" for hometown finalist Amber Amberson. Only it turns out everyone in town seems to know the secret. And paparazzi are arriving. And word from Hollywood is that Amber has disappeared with a "bad boy" actor. Can anything go right in this tumbleweed town?<br /> Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonelier without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life's not the least bit boring as Imagene--and the rest of Daily--find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom...with a young girl's future on the line.

4 The Sea Glass Sisters

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2013-07-15
Description :  Elizabeth Gallagher has been balancing on the ragged edge for a while now. Then a rough case on the boards of her 911 operator’s job collides with a family conflict at home, and Elizabeth finds herself finally coming apart at the seams. A four-state road trip—trapped in a car with her mother—is the last thing she needs. Their destination may be beautiful Hatteras Island, but the reason for going is anything by pleasant. After one disastrous hurricane, and with a second one working its way up the coast, it’s time to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her little seaside store on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and return to the family fold in Michigan. But when the storm sweeps through, the three women will discover that sisterhood and the sea can change hearts, lives, and futures . . . often in the most unpredictable of ways.

5 Larkspur Cove (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #1)

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2011-02-01
Description :  Adventure is the last thing on Andrea Henderson's mind when she moves to Moses Lake. After surviving the worst year of her life, she's struggling to build a new life for herself and her son as a social worker. Perhaps in doing a job that makes a difference, she can find some sense of purpose and solace in her shattered faith.<br /><br />For new Moses Lake game warden Mart McClendon, finding a sense of purpose in life isn't an issue. He took the job to get out of southwest Texas and the constant reminders of a tragedy for which he can't forgive himself. <br /><br />But when a little girl is seen with the town recluse, Mart and Andrea are drawn together in the search for her identity. The little girl offers them both a new chance at redemption and hope--and may bring them closer than either ever planned.

6 The Story Keeper

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-08-22
Description :  When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen’s suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.

7 The Tidewater Sisters

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-06-30
Description :  Tandi Reese and her sister, Gina, have always been bound by complicated ties. Amid the rubble of a difficult childhood lie memories of huddling beneath beds and behind sofas while parental wars raged. Sisterhood was safety . . . once. But now? Faced with legal papers for a fraud she didn’t commit, Tandi suspects that her sister has done something unthinkable. With Tandi’s wedding just around the corner, a trip to the North Carolina Tidewater for a reckoning with Gina was not part of the plan. But unraveling lies from truth will require confronting strained sibling bonds and uncovering a dark family secret that could free Tandi from her past or stain her future forever.

8 Tending Roses

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-06-01
Description :  The lessons that most enrich our lives often come at unexpected moments and from unlikely places. That’s what Katie Benson learns when she moves temporarily—with her husband Ben and baby son—to her grandmother’s Missouri farm. She arrives at a time of crisis and indecision—struggling with the demands of being a new mother, a not-so-new wife, and a well-meaning but often impatient granddaughter. The family has assigned her and Ben the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off the land that means so much to her and into a nursing home. Katie knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. But what is right for her grandmother? And what is right for herself and her family?<br />Just when Katie despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandmother’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of heartwarming stories that celebrate the virtue of patience, the power of love, and the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Katie see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way…and lead her toward a new, more meaningful future…

9 The Sea Keeper's Daughters

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-09-08
Description :  <b>2016 Christy Award Winner! (Contemporary novel category)</b><br /> From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.<br /><br /> Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

10 The Sandcastle Sister

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-05-29
Description :  <i>I want to be like this stretch of freshly cleared shore. At times I think, I’m ready. Let the waves wash over me. But then I catch myself running from the tide just before it happens . . .</i><br /><br /> New York editor Jen Gibbs knew when she bought Evan Hall’s next blockbuster book, it would change her career. She didn’t know it would change her life. But after being sent along on the European book tour, at Evan’s request, she has made a promise she’s not sure she can keep—she’s crossed professional lines and accepted Evan’s surprising engagement proposal. Now she’s scared to death. In Jen’s family, marriage represents the death of every dream a woman holds for herself.<br /><br /> Can the revelation of her mother’s long-held secret open the doors to Jen’s future and change her beliefs about life and love?

11 Firefly Island (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #3)

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-02-01
Description :  Lisa Wingate Is a Top Name in Inspirational Contemporary Romance <br /><br />At thirty-four, congressional staffer Mallory Hale is about to embark on an adventure completely off the map. After a whirlwind romance, she is hopelessly in love with two men--fortunately, they're related. Daniel Everson and his little boy, Nick, are a package deal, and Mallory suddenly can't imagine her future without them.<br /><br />Mallory couldn't be more shocked when Daniel asks her to marry him, move to Texas, and form a family with him and motherless Nick. The idea is both thrilling and terrifying. <br /><br />Mallory takes a leap of faith and begins a sweet, mishap-filled journey into ranch living, Moses Lake society, and a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories. But despite the wild adventure of her new life, she discovers secrets and questions beneath her rosy new life. Can she find answers on Firefly Island, a little chunk of property just off the lakeshore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?

12 Dandelion Summer

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-07-05
Description :  <b>The latest in the inspirational and heartwarming Blue Sky Hill series from Lisa Wingate. </b><br /><br />All her life, Epiphany Salerno has been tossed like a dandelion seed on the wind. Now, at sixteen, she must move to the low-rent side of Blue Sky Hill and work where she's not wanted: in an upscale home on The Hill. <br /><br />J. Norman Alvord's daughter has hired a teenager to stay with him in the afternoons. Widowed and suffering from heart trouble, Norman wants to be left alone. But in Epie's presence, Norman discovers a mystery- memories of another life and a woman who saved him. As he and Epie take an unexpected road trip through sleepy Southern towns, they form a life-changing friendship-and uncover long-held family secrets.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the 2012 Carol Award for Women's Fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers</b>

13 Blue Moon Bay (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #2)

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-02-01
Description :  "Lisa Wingate writes with depth and warmth, joy and wit."--Debbie Macomber<br /><br />Heather Hampton returns to Moses Lake, Texas, to help facilitate the sale of a family farm as part of a planned industrial plant that will provide the area with much-needed jobs. Heather's future fiance has brokered the deal, and Heather is in line to do her first large-scale architectural design--if the deal goes through. <br /><br />But the currents of Moses Lake have a way of taking visitors on unexpected journeys. What was intended to be a quick trip suddenly morphs into Valentine's week--with Blaine Underhill, the handsome banker who just happens to be opposing Heather's project. Spending the holiday in an ex-funeral parlor seems like a nightmare, but Heather slowly finds herself being drawn into the area's history, hope, and heart.

14 Wildwood Creek (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #4)

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-02-04
Description :  <i>With love and loss tangled together, how was she to know where her life would lead?<br /></i><b><br /></b>Allie Kirkland has always heard the call of her father's unfinished destiny. When she's offered a production assistant's job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father's footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. A summer on set in the wilderness is a small price to pay for a dream.&#xa0;<br /><br />But in 1861, the real Wildwood held dangerous realities. Town founder Harland Delavan held helpless residents, including young Irish schoolteacher Bonnie Rose, in an iron grip. Mysterious disappearances led to myths and legends still retold in the region's folk songs. Eventually, the entire site was found abandoned.<br />&#xa0;<br />When filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and the teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood--including Blake Fulton, Allie's handsome neighbor on the film set--seems to be hiding secrets. Allie doesn't know whom she can trust.&#xa0;If she can't find the answers in time, history may repeat itself...with the most unthinkable results.

15 Good Hope Road

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2003-05-06
Description :  Twenty-year-old Jenilee Lane whose dreams are as narrow as the sky is wide, is the last person to expect anything good to come out of the tornado that rips across the Missouri farmland surrounding her home.&#xa0; But some inner spark compels her to rescue her elderly neighbor, Eudora Gibson, from the cellar in which she's been trapped.&#xa0; To make her way to the nearby town of Poetry, where the townspeople have begun to gather.&#xa0; To collect from the landscape letters, photographs, and mementos that might mean something to people who have lost everything.&#xa0; Brought close by tragedy, Jenilee and Eudora will learn lessons about the resilience of the human spirit and the ties that make a community strong.&#xa0; They will travel to a place they never would have imagined.

16 A Month of Summer

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-07-01
Description :  <b>First in a new series from a national bestselling author whose ?novels [are] like those of Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans.?<b>(<i>Bryan-College Station Eagle</i>)<br /><br /> For Rebecca Macklin, an ordinary summer brings about an extraordinary change of heart when she discovers that her aging father has been wandering the Dallas streets alone, and his wife, Hanna Beth, has landed in a nursing home. Now Rebecca must put aside old resentments and return to her childhood home. In this moving story of separation and forgiveness, two women will unravel the betrayals of the past and discover the true meaning of family.<br /><br /></b></b>

17 Word Gets Around (Welcome to Daily, Texas Book #2)

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2009-02-01
Description :  Lauren Eldridge had avoided returning home to Daily, Texas, until her father confesses to being in over his head. Paying back an old favor, he's invested in a horse that's supposed to be the star of a new Hollywood movie. Only the horse won't behave. And Lauren is the best trainer in the state. Convinced to return, she soon finds more than she bargained for when the movie's screenwriter turns out to be leading-man handsome. <br /><br />This movie may be Nate Heath's last shot at turning his career around. He didn't have high hopes at first, but the town of Daily may be just what everyone needs to find hope and healing. And maybe even a little romance.

18 Never Say Never (Welcome to Daily, Texas Book #3)

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2010-02-01
Description :  Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's never put down roots in any one place--and she doesn't plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily--until she discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a place of refuge for those the wind blows in, but for Kai, it looks like it will be just another place to leave behind. Then again, Daily always has a few surprises in store--especially when Aunt Donetta has cooked up a scheme.

19 Shores of Moses Lake Collection

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  In these contemporary romances from Lisa Wingate, four women find love, hope, and unexpected adventures on the shores of Moses Lake, Texas.<br /><br /> Includes four novels in one volume:<br /><br /> 1 <i>Larkspur Cove</i><br /> 2 <i>Blue Moon Bay</i><br /> 3<i> Firefly Island</i><br /> 4<i> Wildwood Creek</i>

20 The Carolina Heirlooms Collection: The Prayer Box / The Story Keeper / The Sea Keeper's Daughters

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $21.99
Release Date :  2016-09-02
Description :  <b>This collection bundles 3 of Lisa Wingate’s contemporary/historical Carolina Heirlooms series together in one e-book, for a great value!</b><br /> <b></b><br /> <b>The Prayer Box (ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist!)</b><br /> When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house.<br /><br /> Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.<br /><br /> <b>The Story Keeper (2015 Christy Award winner! 2015 Carol award winner!)</b><br /> When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen’s suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.<br /><br /> <b>The Sea Keeper’s Daughters (2016 Christy Award Winner!)</b><br /> From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.<br /><br /> Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

21 Sisters

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Religious  Family 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-04-29
Description :  <b>Experience three novellas about the joys and trials of sisterhood!</b><br /> <b></b><br /> <b>The Sea Glass Sisters</b><br /> A mother-daughter road trip is the last thing Elizabeth Gallagher needs. But with an impending hurricane, they are determined to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her seaside store and return home. Instead, they discover that sisterhood can change hearts, lives, and futures . . . often in unpredictable ways.<br /><br /> <b>The Tidewater Sisters</b><br /> Tandi Reese and her sister, Gina, have complicated ties. Faced with legal papers for a fraud she didn’t commit, Tandi heads to the North Carolina Tidewater for a reckoning. But to unravel lies from truth, she must first confront strained sibling bonds and uncover a dark family secret.<br /><br /> <b>The Sandcastle Sister</b><br /> New York editor Jen Gibbs has not only acquired Evan Hall’s blockbuster book deal—she’s also accepted his engagement proposal. Now she’s scared to death. In Jen’s family history, marriage represents the death of every dream a woman holds. Will her mother’s long-held secret change Jen’s belief’s about life and love?

22 Non camminerai più sola

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-11-14
Description :  La levigata esistenza di Avery Stafford, procuratore federale nella Carolina del Sud, si circonda da sempre dei privilegi che appartengono alla ricchezza economica, alle eccellenti relazioni, alla soddisfazione che dà una professione prestigiosa. Il suo fidanzato presto le chiederà, per come sono messe le cose, di sposarla. Niente male. Ma l'incontro inatteso con una donna ricoverata, come la nonna, in un istituto, un incontro che una persona più superficiale di lei avrebbe relegato nel quaderno delle situazioni spiacevoli (da dimenticare prima possibile), le punge il cuore. Un piccolo dettaglio, un perturbamento che le rimane incollato addosso. Chi era quella donna? cosa voleva dirle? Perché ora Avery non riesce a togliersi quella sensazione di un mondo parallelo che lei non ha, o forse non ha voluto mai intuire. E qui è necessario fare un passo indietro.<br /><br />Memphis, 1939. La dodicenne Rill Foss e i suoi quattro fratelli più piccoli vengono strappati alla loro vita magica a bordo di un battello sul Mississippi. È bastato che i genitori si allontanassero per una notte. Rapiti e condotti in un orfanotrofio del Tennessee, i bambini Foss sperano che i genitori vengano a salvarli ma la realtà è ben più cruda. La prospettiva è quella di essere venduti a ricche famiglie che non hanno figli e, tramite la crudele direttrice, così accadrà.<br /><br />Come potrà succedere che questa drammatica vicenda trovi dolorosamente la sua strada verso la coscienza di Avery e, dopo più di mezzo secolo, le apra gli occhi su un segreto che la sua famiglia ha nascosto da lungo tempo? Il cuore non dimentica mai il luogo a cui apparteniamo e per trovare il coraggio di amare occorre intraprendere quel viaggio.

23 Libellenschwestern

Author : Lisa Wingate
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Release Date :  2018-03-05
Description :  Ein bewegender Roman über das kraftvolle Band, das Geschwister verbindet, über verborgene Geheimnisse und ihre heilende Wirkung, wenn man sie endlich lüften darf …<br /><br />Ihre Geschichte beginnt an einem schwül-heißen Sommerabend im Jahr 1939, doch erst über 70 Jahre später wird sie erzählt werden können — aber davon weiß Avery Stafford noch nichts. Für sie hat das Leben keine Geheimnisse. Bis sie eines Tages auf die 90-jährige May Crandall trifft. Die Fremde erkennt ihr Libellenarmband, ein Familienerbstück, und sie besitzt ein Foto von ihrer Großmutter. Was hat May mit ihrer Familie zu tun? Avery stößt schon bald auf ein unglaubliches Geheimnis, das sie zurück in ein dunkles Kapitel ihrer Familiengeschichte führt …<br />Memphis, Tennessee, 1939: Die zwölfjährige Rill Foss und ihre vier Geschwister leben mit ihren Eltern in einem Hausboot auf dem Mississippi. Als die Kinder eines Tages allein sind, werden sie von angeblichen Beamten in ein Waisenaus gebracht. Rill hat ihren Eltern versprochen, auf ihre Geschwister aufzupassen. Ein Versprechen, das sie auf keinen Fall brechen will, aber es wird ihr alles abverlangen, vielleicht mehr als sie geben kann …<br />



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