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The Forgiving Kind

Donna Everhart

ISBN 9781496717009
Publish Date 1/29/2019
Format Trade Paperback
Categories General, Women's Fiction, Kensington, Between the Chapters
List Price: $15.95

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In this masterful new novel, set in 1950s North Carolina, the acclaimed author of The Road to Bittersweet and The Education of Dixie Dupree brings to life an unforgettable young heroine and a moving story of family love tested to its limits.

For twelve-year-old Martha “Sonny” Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family’s cotton farm. She, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their land—hoeing, planting, picking—but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way her father does. When a tragic accident claims his life, her stricken family struggles to fend off ruin—until their rich, reclusive neighbor offers to help finance that year’s cotton crop.

Sonny is dismayed when her mama accepts Frank Fowler’s offer; even more so when Sonny’s best friend, Daniel, points out that the man has ulterior motives. Sonny has a talent for divining water—an ability she shared with her father and earns her the hated nickname “water witch” in school. But uncanny as that skill may be, it won’t be enough to offset Mr. Fowler’s disturbing influence in her world. Even her bond with Daniel begins to collapse under the weight of Mr. Fowler’s bigoted taunts. Though she tries to bury her misgivings for the sake of her mama’s happiness, Sonny doesn’t need a willow branch to divine that a reckoning is coming, bringing with it heartache, violence—and perhaps, a fitting and surprising measure of justice.

Praise For The Novels Of Donna Everhart
The Road To Bittersweet
A Winter 2018 Okra Pick!

“You will fall in love with Wallis Ann Stamper as she meets the bitter challenges of her hardscrabble life, inspired by her sweet love for her family. Her grit and unfailing faith in herself will melt your heart, as it did mine.” --Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author

“Everhart is a good storyteller and makes her characters and their experiences come alive.” --Booklist

“The book is Southern fiction at its finest.” --Historical Novels Society

The Education Of Dixie Dupree
An Indie Next List Selection!

“Please open your heart to Dixie Dupree. With unflinching honesty and a voice that rings with authenticity, she survives the unthinkable. Her story celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit and the triumph of the imagination. An important novel, beautifully written, this is a story to cherish.” Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Young Dixie Dupree is an indomitable spirit in this coming-of-age novel that is a heartbreaking and honest witness to the resilience of human nature and the fighting spirit and courage residing in all of us.” –The Huffington Post

“In a powerful coming of age story that pitches southern charm against dark family secrets, the voice of 11 year old Dixie Dupree captivates from the first page to the last.” Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son

About Donna Everhart:

Donna Everhart is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories of family hardship and troubled times in a bygone South. A native of North Carolina, she resides in her home state with her husband and their tiny heart-stealing Yorkshire terrier, Mister. Readers can visit her at

Photo Credit: Gina Warren Photography


Book Launch
February 5th @ 7pm
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Trio 2019 event
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Litchfield Books, Pawley’s Island, SC
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February 20th, @ 12:00 p.m.
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February 23 @ 2:00 p.m.,
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Trio 2019 event
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March 9th @ 2:00 p.m.
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May 21, Trio 2019,
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Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

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