A traveling librarian journeys into the mining towns of Kentucky on horseback, and learns to trust in the One who truly pens her story, in this powerful novel from the bestselling author of A Silken Thread.
During the Great Depression, city-dweller Addie Cowherd dreamed of becoming a novelist and giving readers the same kind of escape that books had given her during her tragic childhood. When her father lost his job, she was forced to take the only employment she could find, delivering books on horseback to poor coal-mining families in the hills of Kentucky.
Turning a new page is a difficult task in Boone's Hollow, where residents are steeped in superstitions and deeply suspicious of outsiders. Even local Emmett Tharp senses the pain of rejection after returning to the tiny mountain hamlet as the first in his family to graduate college. As the crippling economy forces many men to lose their jobs, he fears his degree won't be worth much in a place where most men either work the coal mine or run moonshine.
As Addie is struggling to find her place, she will uncover a truth about a decades-old rivalry. When someone sets out to sabotage the town's library program, will the culprit chase Addie away, or straight into the arms of the only person who can help her put a broken community back together?