Carolina Harmony

Carolina Harmony

by Marilyn Taylor McDowell

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Carolina’s a runaway hiding out at Harmony Farm. Mr. Ray and Miss Latah treat Carolina as their own. For 10 years she lived easy with her parents in the North Carolina mountains. But it feels risky speaking about the accident that claimed them and her baby brother. And Carolina won’t reveal the year of living with Auntie Shen, her surrogate grandma who took ill and was taken away or how she, Carolina, had to live in foster homes. Then Russell, a troublemaker from the foster home Carolina ran away from, secretly comes to Harmony Farm. Believing he’s a friend, Carolina sneaks him food and takes the blame for his pranks, until one night, when something so terrible happens that Carolina runs away again.

Marilyn Taylor McDowell has been bringing children and books together for over 25 years as librarian, storyteller, teacher, and proprietor of a children’s bookshop. This is her first novel. She lives in North Chittenden, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375891991
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/10/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marilyn Taylor McDowell has been bringing children and books together for over 30 years as librarian, storyteller, teacher, and proprietor of a children's bookshop. She lives in Vermont, where she enjoys volunteering and gardening. Carolina Harmony is her first novel.

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Carolina Harmony 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carolina Harmony lost her parents and baby brother in a terrible accident when she was only nine. She went to live with her Aunt Shen. Aunt Shen had raised her father but was not his biological mother. His mother had been her best friend. Carolina lives in the mountains and loves its simple ways. When Aunt Shen has a stroke some well meaning women from the church step in and she is shipped of to a foster home. She promptly runs away and then is taken to a second foster home. It seems to be worse than the first. She runs away from that one as well and end up at Harmony Farms. She is loved by the whole family. When she tries to help a kid from her former foster home disaster strikes and Carolina finds out what jealousy can do. Once again she runs away only to learn that you can¿t keep running. Sometimes the only way you find peace is by telling the truth. This had a great ending. It reminded me a lot of the book ¿Pictures of Hollis woods¿. I have read a lot of books recently with a setting of mountains in them and it makes me hurt. I have not been back to Tennessee since shortly before my Father-in-law passed away and I miss it. I hope to go back this summer. Like Carolina Harmony, that is where I find peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have ever read i love it
Lakin Luoma More than 1 year ago
I have a lot of history in the North Carolina moutians so I can't wait to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written, especially for this author's first published book. Can't wait to read her next one.