An Appalachian granny woman. A daughter on a crusade. A granddaughter caught between the two.
Maggie McCoury, a generational healer woman, relies on family traditions, folklore, and beliefs gleaned from a local Cherokee tribe. Her daughter, Carrie Ann, believes her university training holds the answers. As they clash over the use of roots, herbs, and a dash of mountain magic versus the medicine available in the town’s apothecary, Josie Mae doesn’t know whom to follow. But what happens when neither family traditions nor science can save the ones you love most?
Daughters of Green Mountain Gap weaves a compelling tale of Maggie, Carrie Ann, and Josie Mae, three generations of remarkable North Carolina women living at the turn of the twentieth century, shedding light on racism, fear of change, loss of traditions, and the intricate dynamics within a family. Author Teri M. Brown skillfully navigates the complexities of their lives, revealing that some questions are not as easy to answer as one might think.
Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is a sensational, thought-provoking, and captivating novel written by the exceptional and talented author Teri M. Brown, and what a stellar and beautiful story! Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it as I love reading moving historical tales that provoke your thoughts. I admit however that my expectations going in were high, maybe too high! Especially as I loved Teri M. Brown’s previous novel An Enemy Like Me. However now that I have finished Daughters of Green Mountain Gap I can happily write that my expectations were exceeded! Thanks to the fantastic story and that is why Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is a novel that should be read and loved.
Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is a poignant, thoughtful, and brilliant tale that will take its readers on a stellar and memorable journey from start to finish. The reader in Daughters of Green Mountain Gap will be taken on a sweeping journey in which we meet three women living in North Carolina at the end of the 19th century and follow them all on their journeys. The reader will meet Maggie McCoury, her daughter Carrie Ann, and her granddaughter Josie Mae in their town of Green Mountain Gap. Maggie is a healer woman who relies heavily on the beliefs of a local Cherokee tribe to heal the sick and wounded.
Carrie Ann however believes in science and actual medicine and studied to become a nurse to heal the people in her town. After all, she doesn’t believe in her mother’s abilities and blames her mother for being unable to save her sick father. Carrie’s daughter however, Josie Mae, believes in her grandmother’s power and wants to be a healing woman just like her and here our story begins. What follows is a beautiful, touching, and unforgettable tale in which we follow three women as they navigate life, their beliefs, and their family ties and it makes for a poignant tale that shouldn’t be missed! And this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Daughters of Green Mountain Gap!
Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is a phenomenal novel thanks to the charming and moving moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. I love books that involve a journey, and the reader has just this in Daughters of Green Mountain Gap as the reader is taken on a brilliant journey from start to finish. What I loved most about Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is that the reader is taken on a journey that is continuously evolving and changing which in turn kept me hooked from beginning to end.
Daughters of Green Mountain Gap managed to entertain me for many hours on end thanks to the unique premise of the story as well as the excellent literature courtesy of Teri M. Brown. Very rarely do I discover a book that captivates me as fast as Daughters of Green Mountain Gap has so the fact that I am so taken with this book shows you, readers, that this book indeed is incredible and not to be missed!
Teri M. Brown is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Brown is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining readers with her literature as well as moving and even educating them! From the start of Daughters of Green Mountain Gap, I found myself hooked and this is a testament to how incredible Brown‘s literature is.
To conclude my thoughts on the exciting novel that is Daughters of Green Mountain Gap, I would say Daughters of Green Mountain Gap is a marvelous, stellar, and supreme book that will entertain and delight readers from start to finish and so I, of course, have to award this book five stars!
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