Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre - ESSENTIAL

Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre, 212 pages. Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin), 2018. $17.

Content: G



When Wavie’s mom died she left Wavie with a list of instructions and lots of good advice. Wavie’s mom hardly ever talked about her family and where she came from. Things have not gone as planned and after her mother’s funeral, Wavie is sent home with an aunt she had never heard of in the Holler. The relatives are awful and her aunt takes all of Wavie’s money and she is not nice to her. But there are many interesting characters living in the Holler and Wavie makes some friends..

Wavie’s story is wonderful and a good read. Wavie has spunk and she stands up for what she knows to be right. I found myself rooting for Wavie through the whole book. Wavie is a believable and delightful heroine. She spreads kindness and love all the while cleaning up her surroundings, weeding, planting flowers and taking care of the old cemetery in Conley Holler. I couldn’t but help love Wavie and her brave soul, in the face of tragedy and hardship.


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