“What a story!” – Amazon reviewer
“Wow, when I first started reading the story, I thought this was charming “slice of life” of the southern, rural fifties. I was enjoying it and prepared to be charmed reading about a bygone era. Then, wham, the story took a whole other turn and just blew me away! I absolutely do not want to give anything away, so, by golly, I won’t! I will say, however, that I absolutely loved the story, despite a few tears, and think it was just brilliant. In fact, I love how it unfolded and Shirley Temple Johnson is now one of my favorite characters, although I really like mama and Cornpone…Five stars all the way!” – Patricia Ann Adams
After the Johnson family learns the youngest daughter is pregnant and unwed, they devise an elaborate plan to keep it a secret from the outside world. Part of that plan includes a lavish lie which is designed to make the scheme seem more believable. Once the child was born, however, this lie would not only come true, but change the lives of every member of the family.