To Kill A Mockingbird meets The Secret Life of Bees
"Lisa Belmont transports her readers to the Deep South of the 1940s with her spectacular descriptions, lively and spot-on dialogue, and characters that could only exist in that time and place. This compelling story will keep readers riveted as young Chloe navigates a morass of fear, superstition, and racism to become a young woman who must face the most difficult choices. Don’t miss this beautiful, memorable story."
— Rosi Hollinbeck, Manhattan Book Review
“Belmont is clearly knowledgeable about her setting, and her strong prose vividly describes the rural atmosphere, with references to ceaseless humidity, veneration of Confederate-era ancestors, and local folk songs…the novel’s resolution is largely satisfying.” – Kirkus Reviews
"This is a riveting tale with many twists and turns…friendships will be betrayed, secrets will be exposed. I loved every moment of the story, and I couldn’t have hoped for a better ending." 5/5 Star Review - Esther Wairimu, San Francisco Book Review