On Tour 5/1/19- 5/31/19 “The Forgiving Kind” by Donna Everhart


About The Book:

Paperback, 352 pages

Published: January 29th 2019 by Kensington


 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.

Book Blurbs:

Reminiscent of the novels of Lee Smith, Kaye Gibbons, and Sandra Dallas, Everhart builds a firm sense of place, portraying the tiredness and hope of a dry southern summer and voicing strong southern women.”  Booklist

“With a diverse cast and layered themes, The Forgiving Kind may be Everhart’s best yet.” Historical Novel Society

“It was a slow burn until this story that I thought would be predictable, wasn’t, and until this wasn’t a run of the mill coming of age story, but one depicting serious issues of bigotry and racism. It is also about a mother whose decisions are blinded by the need to provide for her children. It’s about friendship and grief and an unforgettable character named Sonny Creech. The ending for me was unexpected, but made for a very satisfying read. Recommended!”  Goodreads /NetGalley Reviewer, Angela M.

“Donna Everhart has outdone herself with her most recent effort. The Forgiving Kind is important and emotional, and I was left feeling that even though we think we’ve come a long way since the 1950s, we still have a long way to go.  Jennifer, Tar Heel Reader

About The Author:

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 also visit her at www.donnaeverhart.com.

Social Media:

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Instagram: https://instagram.com/donnaeve2

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