My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge (Paperback)

Laurel's Dream

By Pepper Basham

Barbour Books, 9781683227793, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2019

List Price: 12.99*
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Journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains of 1918 where Laurel McAdams endures the challenges of a hard life while dreaming things can eventually improve. But trouble arrives in the form of an outsider. Having failed his British father again, Jonathan Taylor joins is uncle’s missionary endeavors as a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse. Laurel feels compelled to protect the tenderhearted teacher from the harsh realities of Appalachian life, even while his stories of life outside the mountains pull at Laurel’s imagination. Faced with angry parents over teaching methods, Laurel’s father’s drunken rages, and bad news from England, will Jonathan leave and never return, or will he stay and let love bloom?

Praise For My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream

"This story shows both the beauty and the brokenness of the Appalachian people, and it not only entertains but also encourages the heart."

— Andi Tubbs