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Summary

Three audiobooks in one volume. This family saga follows three generations of 13-year-old girls and their families from 1941 to 1982 Appalachia.

The Secret Sense of Wildflower

Named a Best Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. Over 250 reviews!

Small southern towns have few secrets. But when a grieving daughter confronts the local bad boy, she exposes a dark history. 

Appalachia, 1941. Thirteen-year-old Louisa May "Wildflower" McAllister's heart still aches for her father. A year after her dad's tragic sawmill accident, she relies on her strength of spirit and her heightened intuition to deal with a critical mother and cope with the aftermath.

But when she's targeted by the town's teenage bully, she may need more than her "secret sense" to survive. With prose as lush and colorful as the American south, The Secret Sense of Wildflower is powerful and poignant, brimming with energy and angst, humor and hope.

Lily’s Song

A mother’s secrets, a daughter’s dream, and a family’s loyalty are masterfully interwoven in this much-anticipated sequel. With her signature metaphors, Gabriel weaves a compelling tale that captures the resilience and strength of both mother and daughter, as secrets revealed test their strong bond and ultimately change their lives forever.

Daisy’s Fortune

She must return to the place that twice brought her shame. She’ll have one final chance to save someone else. 

Tennessee, 1982. Wildflower McAllister thought she’d put the past behind her. But when she learns her mother is dying, she digs deep and returns to the small mountain town that stole her innocence and cast her out. And she has no choice but to pull her 13-year-old granddaughter Daisy right back into the ghosts of her painful history.

Daisy’s Fortune is the emotional conclusion to the Wildflower Trilogy. If you like strong women, generational tales, and the power of family and the land to heal, then you’ll adore Susan Gabriel’s compelling finale.

©2019 Susan Gabriel (P)2020 Susan Gabriel

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  • Alene L Wesner
  • 20-05-21

1st book was wonderful... but...

...I didn't make it through the second book and no longer care to read the third. Being a Conservative Christian, I had great hopes for this trilogy. I get so sick of having alternative values being forced down my throat by the media so much so that I really don't even want to see TV shows or movies (unless they are really Christian in nature). I really wish that these books had ratings attached to them like movies have to have. I also know that the opposition wants ratings as well as I have seen even more of them complain about coming across one of ours because they were too "preachy." <sigh> Another credit wasted!!! 🙄😒😔

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  • Heather M.
  • 23-01-21

My heart broke, mended, and grew❤️

Although my grandmother grew up in Arkansas, this Appalachian tale spoke to my very soul. The women on that side of my family have all died in their fifties, after hard lives and being unlucky in love. This story started to fill a void in me that few things can. The few mathematical errors that the author makes are easy to overcome, and are not enough to take away a star. Be ready with tissues, and beware of triggers, but also be ready to be blessed.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-04-21

CAPTIVATING!!

I was captivated from the opening of book 1 to the final words in book 3. Susan Gabriel’s ability to walk the reader right into the story was amazing. I could smell the honey suckle, hear the floor creak in the old house, and every character was as familiar as if I grew up on the ridge.
Thank you for a wonderful escape!! I was CAPTIVATED!!

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  • Sheila M.
  • 09-04-21

Loved this series!

A series of love, family and what it means to be a family. And the way time heals!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-04-20

loved these books

Loved this set of books I've found my new favorite author. Gteat Author, Great narrator!

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  • Linda Stevens
  • 01-03-21

Very engaging!

At first I did not like the story at all - took the 2nd book in the series and by then I was hooked and did not want to stop listening! Author’s descriptions of emotion and feelings were amazing! Best I have ever heard in the MANY audio books I have listened to. The narrator was excellent as well! I highly recommend this book.

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  • MsJD2u
  • 10-06-21

Historical trilogy in Appalachian mountains

From the beginning of book one, I was totally transfixed by the story. I love the Appalachian area and the historical culture. The story totally engaged me, and I was sorry to see it end.

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  • Tina
  • 22-02-21

Love this series!

Great story. Loved every bit of it. I would like to read more from this author.

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  • 17-12-20

Poor

poor story, might be better in a condensed version, I might try another of her books

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  • Bryan Haslam
  • 30-07-21

Awful

The bad accent, and bad story make this a bad purchase. Do not bitter with this one.