In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the
madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing
mama”, she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.

For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each
spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key which unlocks generations of
shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents
of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s
longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.

Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to
trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of
forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free? 

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About The Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Cantrell has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. She has received multiple awards, including Christy Awards for Best Debut Novel and 2013 Book of the Year, the Mississippi Library Association’s Fiction Award, and the 2014 Carol Award for Historical Fiction.

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