Award-winning children’s book author, Ruth White, bases her first novel for adults on her own mother’s early years in the Virginia mountains. Emerging from a heartbreaking childhood, Lorelei leaves Starr Mountain. Coming of age in the roaring twenties, she is dazzled by the carefree world of flappers and bobbed hair, the Charleston and the IT girl, Prohibition, and the notorious speakeasies. Most important she finds men who are handsome, well-bred, well-educated, and reek of old money. As a mere wildflower, she doubts she can ever compete with the exotic orchids in this new world. But after a visit back home she comes to realize her own power, which will help her break the cycle of hopelessness among the women of her family.
As a kid you loved Belle Prater’s Boy. As a teen you loved Weeping Willow. Now, as an adult, you will love Diary of a Wildflower.