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Cottonwood Whispers

2 Ratings: 1.5
book by Jennifer Erin Valent

In this sequel to Jennifer’s award-winning debut novel Fireflies in December, Jessilyn Lassiter and her best friend Gemma Teague have survived prejudice and heartache in their lifelong friendship, but the summer of 1936 threatens to tear … see full wiki

Author: Jennifer Erin Valent
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Date Published: August 17, 2009
1 review about Cottonwood Whispers

Top notch follow up to Fireflies in December

  • Sep 18, 2009
Cottonwood Whispers by Jennifer Erin Valent is the haunting follow-up to Fireflies in December. Jessie Lassiter has been "sister" to Gemma Teague since Gemma's parents died four years ago, but Gemma's feelings for her employer's scoundrel son come between the two young women. Tragedy strikes the small town of Calloway once again with the hit and run killing of a little girl for whom Jessie babysat, and the town is split in two when a mentally handicapped man is accused in her death. Jessie is the kind of character I just can't get enough of reading about. She wears her heart on her sleeve and isn't afraid to speak her mind, even though the consequences aren't always what she expects. She's matured quite a bit to seventeen in this novel, but her feelings for neighbor Luke Talley remain and have grown into something that catches her whole family by surprise. Valent has a wonderful talent for writing striking dialogue using dialect without making it unreadable. Every word rings true. The story is another compelling trip to 1930s Virginia with its suffocating small town feel and prejudices and triumphs.

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