Dutch Peyton has spent all of her fourteen years in the small farming town of Marston, Virginia, and life is pretty good. It seems so, at least, until that blazing hot drought-plagued summer when Dutch's sophisticated and apparently flawless cousin, Norma arrives. Norma knows all about life, all about love, all about how to get what she wantsand she's ready to teach Dutch everything she knows.
But even with Norma's advice, Dutch can't seem to decipher the feelings of red-haired Ethan Cole. And she feels helpless against the drought crippling both the tobacco crop and her family's morale. Dutch's troubles build like summer rain clouds as she uncovers family secrets that threaten to bring changes as powerful as the Dixie storm so desparately needed by the parched land.
Includes an interview with the author.
About the Author
BARBARA HALL is the author of several books for young people and adults as well as the creator and writer of many successful television shows. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book!! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good problem book with some romance and about a farm girls life.
When Dutch Peyton finds out that her cousin that she never met, is comong for a visit. But Dutch's ideas are far from true as she discovers the real cousin that stays with her. She also discovers the truth about teenagers and is not happy with the results. She does find out even if she isn't the best cousin in the world she is still happy that she has met her and has her as a cousin