About the Book
Always remember, you are perfectly loved.
Bertie Jenkins has spent forty years serving as a midwife for her community in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Out of all the mothers she’s tended, none affects her more than the young teenager who shows up on her doorstep, injured, afraid, and expecting, one warm June day in 1943. As Bertie and her four sisters tenderly nurture Songbird back to health, the bond between the childless midwife and the motherless teen grows strong. But soon Songbird is forced to make a heartbreaking decision that will tear this little family apart.
Thirty years later, the day after his father’s funeral, Walker Wylie is stunned to learn he was adopted as an infant. The famous country singer enlists the help of adoption advocate Reese Chandler in the hopes of learning why he was abandoned by his birth parents. With the only clue he has in hand, Walker and Reese head deep into the Appalachian Mountains to track down Bertie Jenkins, the midwife who holds the secrets to Walker’s past.
In My Opinion
In Appalachian Song, Michelle Shocklee takes readers to life in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to Nashville and even to California while connecting two time periods (the 1940s and 1970s).
I loved so much about this book. The settings, the characters, the adoption arc, the small romance, and the found family. Shocklee’s ability to pull readers into a story and keep them there is top-notch and with each book she writes, I become more of a fan.
Appalachian Song takes a look at how kindness and caring can change a life and how sacrifice—no matter how hard—is sometimes the best option. Step back in time to a simpler way of life where faith is a firm foundation for many of the characters in this book.
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