Rising above the drudgery of cotton mill life and aspiring to something greater, Selena leaves Gastonia with her best friend's family and struggles to gain acceptance into the lives of the Rosemary villagers. Could one person be the catalyst that changes a whole neighborhood?
Set in the years between the Great War and the Great Depression, the townsfolk of Rosemary, North Carolina didn't make it very easy for this "mountain hooger" girl. Join Flora Ann Scearce in her captivating book, The Village, as she unveils the colorful journey of her mother, Selena, amidst the industrial revolution of the twenties and the societal pressures of her newfound life.
"The Roanoke Rapids of today is vastly different from the mill village of Rosemary, but Flora Ann Scearce has taken us on a fascinating journey to that earlier culture, and that life...Enjoy her story, it's well worth your time."
- Reverend Tom Bodkin, Retired, Raleigh, NC
"Once I started The Village, I could not put it down. Flora Ann Scearce has a great talent for making the reader feel a part of the story...I think (she) has another winner in this book."
- Lucy Penegar, Gastonia, NC,
Vice Chairman of Gaston County Historic Preservation Commission