I am thrilled to bring you my review for The Moonshiner’s Daughter by Donna Everhart on Book Tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours.
Release Date: 12/31/2019 — Kensington Books
About The Book:
Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother’s death a dozen years ago.
Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the “monster” inside Jessie.
Resenting her father’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs, old and new, Jessie’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.
Miss W’s Review:
5 Amazing Stars from Miss W!!!!
The Moonshiner’s Daughter is an incredible, poignant heartfelt novel that hooked me from page one.
The time period is the 1950’s and 1960’s which takes place up in the Mountains of South Carolina.
The research that the author put into this novel is extraordinary and I learned about the history of moonshine in this area.
The characters are complicated, complex and well fleshed out. The story will break your heart and give you faith in the human spirit all at the same time. I appreciate the themes of grief, eating disorders, love and forgiveness .
I cried like a baby and laughed equally as much.
The plot is wonderfully crafted with incredible descriptive writings in which I felt immersed right in the story.
This book was so emotional for me, and I absolutely LOVED it.
I highly recommend this book .
About the Author:
Donna Everhart is the USA Today bestselling author of The Road to Bittersweet, winner of the Southeastern Library Association Outstanding Authors Award, The Education of Dixie Dupree, which was a 2016 Indie Next List selection, The Road to Bitter- sweet, The Forgiving Kind and The Moonshiner’s Daughter. She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and has lived close to her hometown for most of her life. She now lives in Dunn, North Carolina with her husband, and a tiny, heart stealing Yorkshire terrier, named Mister.
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