The Promise of Jesse Woods

The Promise of Jesse Woods

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"1972. While the Vietnam War rages overseas and his beloved Pirates battle back-to-back World Series titles, Matt Plumley's family moves to Dogwood, West Virginia, where he quickly bonds with two unlikely friends for a preacher's kid: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails Appalachian girl. As the trio traipses the hills and hollers, Matt falls for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him deeper into her terrifying reality. One night, the river of Jesse's secrets overflows and Matt joins her in a rescue that saves one life and ends another and mysteriously severs the bond of their friendship. Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood, haunted by memories of the momentous summer and news of Jesse's upcoming wedding. He always suspected there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he's determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke."--Back cover.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781414387772
1414387776
Branch Call Number: FIC FABRY, CHRIS
Characteristics: 415 pages ; 21 cm

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Oct 22, 2016

Loved, loved, loved this book. Have read a few others by this author, but this is my favorite. I'm a sucker for a story with fierce friendship and loyalty among kids, especially where one is trying so hard to help another in a tough situation. Memorable characters, and the 70's was a perfect nostalgic setting. Had a kind of To Kill a Mockingbird/Stand by Me feel to it. Couldn't put it down.

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vpenrich
Aug 25, 2016

Christian Fiction - insidious.

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