The Foster Girls

The Foster Girls

by Lin Stepp

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The deep secrets – that restrict us and limit our lives – are at the heart of this first, engaging novel in the new Smoky Mountain series.
Vivian Delaney – in The Foster Girls – arrives in the quiet Wear’s Valley, on the backside of the Smoky Mountains, carrying a heavy load of hidden problems – and eager to find a quiet place to escape the recent troubles of her past. However, secrets are hard to keep, and right away Vivian encounters unexpected challenges with her landlord, Scott Jamison. From Vivian’s first meeting with Scott – at the end of a rifle barrel – Scott seems purposed to push past all Vivian’s defenses and to find a way into her heart.
Just as Vivian begins to trust Scott – and is able to share her secrets with him and new friends in the valley – love for a little foster girl, Sarah Taylor, challenges Vivian and Scott’s new relationship. When Sarah is lost in the mountains, the suspense and conflict build – with the lives of several characters caught tantalizingly in the balance.

Readers will quickly become wrapped up in the magic of this heartwarming story set against the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park. They will heartily enjoy the likable cast of main and secondary characters along with the sprinkling of Appalachian flavor that generously enhances this inspirational regional story.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011174520
Publisher: Canterbury House Publishing
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Series: Smoky Mountain Novels
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 450,007
File size: 323 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Lin Stepp is a native Tennessean, a businesswoman, and an educator. She is on faculty part-time at Tusculum College and her business background includes over 20 years in marketing, sales, production art, and regional publishing. She has editorial and writing experience in regional magazines and in the academic field. For Six Good Reasons, the third book in her Smoky Mountains series will be released Spring 2011. Visit her website at:

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Foster Girls: A Smoky Mountain Novel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have vacationed often in the Smoky Mtns & love the rivers, trails,, animals & especially Cades Cove. Great setting for a series of stories. There are some glaring grammar problems in the books by this author but all in all the characters are interesting & the story is good. I feel like the author is holding back or afraid to fully let go & add a little more depth & realization to her writing. The characters feel a bit stiff but I am by no means saying go too far with the story as so many do now. Good clean story & I liked it & will probably read the other books by this author.
parker7 More than 1 year ago
I live in Gatlinburg and it was wonderful reading such a heartwarming story that was written with the settings being around my hometown!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent story and a down home storyteller, highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible dumb and srupid