Scent of Lilacs is the first book in the Hollyhill Series of books by Ann H. Gabhart, and I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series set in Hollyhill, Kentucky. Since this book is a re-release (it was originally released in 2005), I won’t have to wait too long to read the other books in the series!!
Jocie Brooke is 13 years old in the early 1960s, and she is being raised by her single father who desires to be a pastor. Jocie’s mother and sister left when she was very young, but during the summer of 1964 her sister, Tabitha, returns home, pregnant and divorced. The summer of 1964 turns out to be a very eventful one for Joci her family. Jocie’s family is hiding a secret, and she begins to uncover the past.
I liked the way that this book was written, switching from the voice of Jocie and her father, David. Allowing the reader to see the perspective from different characters differentiated this book from others in this same genre. Joci was a great main character, and it was great to read about her strong faith at such a young age. Like I said, I cannot wait to read more books in the Hollyhill Series!
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