In The Midst of Innocence

In The Midst of Innocence

An endearing ballad of the struggle for existence and understanding.

An endearing ballad of the struggle for existence and understanding." –Booklist

Ten-year-old Pearl Wallace is living in the mountains of rural Tennessee in the depths of the Great Depression and several years into Prohibition.

Pearl struggles with her moral dilemmas: What can she do to protect her best friend Darlene from an abusive stepfather? And, especially, how much does she need to tithe on the money she has earned from stealing her daddy’s moonshine and selling it?

Meanwhile, Emily Weston, a missionary, has come to “lift the poor hillbillies of the region out of their ignorance and misery.” Coming from a place of affluence and privilege, she is quickly overwhelmed by the social and racial issues facing her students and their families.

When murder, fire, and heartbreak threaten those they love, Pearl and Emily must confront the hate and bigotry of their neighbors. Emily’s time in the mountains will be one not of saving souls, but of personal reckoning.

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An endearing ballad of the struggle for existence and understanding.” –Booklist

Ten-year-old Pearl Wallace is living in the mountains of rural Tennessee in the depths of the Great Depression and several years into Prohibition.

Pearl struggles with her moral dilemmas: What can she do to protect her best friend Darlene from an abusive stepfather? And, especially, how much does she need to tithe on the money she has earned from stealing her daddy’s moonshine and selling it?

Meanwhile, Emily Weston, a missionary, has come to “lift the poor hillbillies of the region out of their ignorance and misery.” Coming from a place of affluence and privilege, she is quickly overwhelmed by the social and racial issues facing her students and their families.

When murder, fire, and heartbreak threaten those they love, Pearl and Emily must confront the hate and bigotry of their neighbors. Emily’s time in the mountains will be one not of saving souls, but of personal reckoning.

Awards, Reviews, and Coverage

Amazon Bestseller

Foreword Indies Bronze Winner IndieFab Book of the Year Bronze Medal Winner in Relgious Fiction

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Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication Year: 2018
ASIN: B078MRGDFM
ISBN: 9781611532449
List Price: 16.99
eBook Price: 6.99
About the Author
Deborah Hining

Deborah Hining is a firm believer in adventure and following the winding, sometimes messy paths that unfold before us. Before becoming an author, she has followed those paths to be a wife, mother, grandmother, and also actress, award-winning playwright, theatrical director, college instructor, and Certified Financial Planner (or as she calls it, Financial Fairy Godmother.)

Today, Deborah lives at Corinne's Orchard, a small farm in Durham County, North Carolina, where she is surrounded by colorful, creative characters both real and fictitious. You can find her most days working in one of the gardens, writing, chasing her grandchildren, and generally giving thanks for her abundant life.

Deborah is the bestselling author of several books, including A Sinner in Paradise , A Saint in Graceland, and her latest In the Midst of Innocence, all three earning an Foreword Indie Bronze book of the year award.

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