Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book)
Book 1, The Edenville Series
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Remembering the past can be like buying a return ticket for a train you aren't sure you want to board.
Rocking away on her peaceful front porch, Betty Grafton receives sad news which forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life. Surrounded by her family, a captive audience hanging onto her every word, she weaves the tale of how an unlikely and controversial friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her own mistakes, fears, and soul deep heartbreak, Betty shares the hard truth about growing up in the South in the 1960's.
Though the years have blown by with hurricane force, the ache in her heart feels fresh. The threat of harm still chills her to the core. But the joy of friendship continues to sustain her.
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I’ve read every Danielle Stewart book. This is the best yet. What an amazing story.
A story of how an improbable friendship forever changed a young girl into the woman she is today.
Danielle Stewart’s newest book, Flowers in the Snow, reveals the ugliness of racism and the beauty of rising above it. It’s a story told in easy conversational style from the viewpoint of Betty as she recounts her story of how an improbable friendship forever changed her into the woman she is today.
We are taken back to the beginning and see the story develop from the eyes of a child into the voice of the woman who not only lived but also survived growing up in the South during the 1960’s with a heart that wasn’t built to hate based on color, sex, or social standing.
Flowers in the Snow is a story that deals with tough subjects that unfortunately are still an issue today and Danielle Stewart tells it with grace and heart.
You’ll find yourself pausing to wonder if things were really that bad and the answer is yes and for some it still is. I admire the courage it takes for anyone to take a stand for injustice and this book does it beautifully. It’s a great story and an amazing lesson in the power of love and acceptance.
P.S. Don’t let anyone tell you the ending. There is a twist that I didn’t see coming and I’m looking forward to reading more in book 2. Oh…and this book is a complete story the twist at the end is just a peak at what will be tackled in book 2.
My suggestion…. Read Flowers in the Snow with an open mind and an open heart. It’s a beautiful story.
Best book ever.
Wow, a couldn't put down book! It is a "Betty" story that's so believable. So hard to realize these things did happen.