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The Moonshiner's Daughter

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Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner's Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family's past . . .

Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser's daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she's concerned, moonshine caused her mother's death a dozen years ago.

Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth - one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school's gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the "monster" inside Jessie.

Resenting her father's insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals
long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie's loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths - and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Moonshiner's Daughter
Author(s): Donna Everhart
ISBN: 1-4967-1702-3 / 978-1-4967-1702-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

January 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Moonshiner's Daughter
Author(s): Donna Everhart
Publisher: Kensington Books
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