There was a time, not so long ago, when people were guided by southern manners and expectations of others and Jesus was respected.

This novel takes you back to that time. It begins in the spring of 1934 and weaves you through the community until 1948. The times were not simpler, but the world let you find your own way. Boys were allowed to fight and play practical jokes. Girls huddled in clusters like chickens, whispering and giggling. On a beautiful spring day, it was fine for a teacher to let her students spend the morning outside. It was a time when prayers were expected to be heard, secrets were expected to be overheard and sex was beautiful and private. The novel takes you into secret hearts and behind closed doors.

People who have read the manuscript are left anxious, wondering what will happen next in the community.

This is an excellent novel for book clubs and conversations.