As a daughter of modern Appalachia, I felt a bond with the Granger girls as they played in the hills, woods, and creeks of East Tennessee. As an only child, I enjoyed seeing what it might be like to live with six sisters. As an author, I believe that Pardue does a masterful job of illustrating each character and keeping the girls' unique personalities true and consistent throughout the novel. I laughed, teared up, and related to the characters' experiences and emotions. This book is a fantastic study of one man's struggle to raise six girls in tough economic and personal conditions. Through his kind-hearted, loving, and dedicated character Ben Granger, author Don Pardue teaches readers about goals, hard work, sacrifice, loss, survival, and the hardest job of all: parenting.
By Jody Cantrell Dyer
Author of The Eye of Adoption, the true story of my turbulent wait for a baby