Authors: Bodie and Brock Thoene
In the autumn of 1931, Birch and Trudy Tucker are proud of what they’ve
built with their love and labor in Shiloh, Arkansas. The farm produces
fine cotton. The pantry and cellar are full of food for the winter. Tom
and Bobby are old enough to help with the family chores but young enough
to get into mischief. Little Joey is the joy of his mother’s heart.
To the Canfield family—once sharecroppers—Shiloh is a dream come
true. Jefferson and Lily, their babies, and his parents, Hock and
Willa-Mae, are reunited, and Jefferson farms his own land. Then, on
October 1, 1931, disaster strikes. The cotton market collapses in
Memphis, and the little town of Shiloh is hit hard. It will take a
miracle to save what Birch and Trudy and so many others have labored to
build. Yet even the forces of nature seem to conspire against them. . . .
Based on the lives of Bodie's grandparents, Shiloh Autumn is an
inspiring story of courage, faith, love, and the healing strength of
forgiveness in the face of loss and betrayal.
I love this book! It gives a good history lesson of the great depression-and the events surrounding that time-without actually seeming to be a "history" book. The characters will stay with you for a long time after you've finished the book. What more can I say??? It's a book I highly recommend! :D