All the Little Hopes (Paperback)

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All the Little Hopes (Paperback)


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Leah’s debut novel If the Creek Don’t Rise (2017) blew me away with her wonderful writing and the astonishing story and voice of Sadie Blue! This is her second novel and is no less engaging and well written. Pure working-people’s south and heart and grit, with a dash of WW2 and Nancy Drew. I loved the two girls (especially Bert) and the Brown family, and several other characters pulled into the story. I didn’t want the story to end!

— Cathy

Everyone should have a little magic in their lives. This is a story of friendship between Bert and Lucy (and Lucy's hero from her favorite book Nancy Drew). There's a OUIJA board (the "spirit" board), a woman who sees into the future, and a missing body, all contributing to the lively imagination of these two best friends. Times are hard in 1943 North Carolina, but Bert and Lucy only see an opportunity to solve a great mystery. You will not want to stop reading once you begin this beautifully written story.

— Karen

A Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees, when the timeless troubles of growing up meet the murky shadows of World War II.

Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's been the same since the boys shipped off to war and worry took their place. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is precocious and itching for adventure. Then Allie Bert Tucker wanders into town, an outcast with a puzzling past, and Lucy figures the two of them can solve any curious crime they find--just like her hero, Nancy Drew.

Their chance comes when a man goes missing, a woman stops speaking, and an eccentric gives the girls a mystery to solve that takes them beyond the ordinary. Their quiet town, seasoned with honeybees and sweet tea, becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp. More men go missing. And together, the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is.

Lush with Southern atmosphere, All The Little Hopes is the story of two girls growing up as war creeps closer, blurring the difference between what's right, what's wrong, and what we know to be true.

Product Details ISBN: 9781728232744
ISBN-10: 1728232740
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 368
Language: English