The Moonshiner's Daughter


      The Moonshiner's Daughter
Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner s Daughterevokes the singular life of sixteen year old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family s past.Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina Their history is recorded in a leather bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it As far as she s concerned, moonshine caused her mother s death a dozen years ago.Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth one that compels her to seek comfort in food Yet all her self destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the monster inside Jessie.Resenting her father s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long held grudges As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for. Best Download The Moonshiner's Daughter Author Donna Everhart For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Donna Everhart is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories of family hardship and troubled times in a bygone south Her debut, THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE was an IndieNext Pick, Business Insider s Pick, Library Journal Top Pick, and long listed for the Southern Book Prize Her second novel, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET was a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick She is the Southeastern Library Association s SELA Author of the Year in Fiction for 2018.A native of North Carolina, she resides in her home state with her husband and their tiny heart stealing Yorkshire terrier, Mister Readers can also visit her at www.donnaeverhart.com.

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Moonshiner's Daughter
  • Donna Everhart
  • 14 June 2017
  • 1496717023

10 thoughts on “ The Moonshiner's Daughter

  1. says:

    North Carolina, 1959 61 Jessie Sasser, a teen girl, struggles to feel accepted by her family who runs an illicit moonshining business For a number of reasons, young Jessie refuses to support her family s occupation moonshining Unpopular, self conscious, and motherless, she feels shame about her family s reputation for moonshining and worthlessness about herself But when harm comes her family s way, Jessie feels...

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    Hello readers,In a few weeks THE MOONSHINER S DAUGHTER will populate the shelves of bookstores I am eager to share this story of a young woman destined to follow her family s tradition, a bootlegging, moonshining clan of individuals who have made their product on Shine Mountain for generations, but when she decides she wants a different life, she unwittingly stirs up old rivalries, and finds herself on a path filled with unlikely discoveries.Jessie Sasser was truly an interesting character to Hello readers,In a few weeks THE MOONSHINER S DAUGHTER will populate the shelves of bookstores I am eager to share this story of a young woman destined to follow her family s tradition, a bootlegging, moonshining clan of individuals who have made their product on Shine Mountain for generations, but when she decides she wants a different life, she unwittingly stirs up old rivalries, and finds herself on a path filled with unlikely discoveries.Jessie Sasser was truly an interesting character to write, and quite different from my others Her dissatisfaction and inner turmoil which inadvertently sparks an eating dis...

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    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina Resenting her father s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long held grudges I liked this story and recommend it to lovers of Southern historical fiction This would make for a great group or book club I received this...

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    This novel is set in 1960 in N Wilksboro, NC, the leading area for the making of moonshine in the south The Sasser family was a major producer and distributor of moonshine during this time The secrets for making good shine had been passed down from generation and the current family is made up of Easton, his daughter Jessie and son Merritt Lydia, the wife and mother, had died in an accident while making moonshine twelve years earlier This is Jessie s story.Jessie really resonated with me as This novel is set in 1960 in N Wilksboro, NC, the leading area for the making of moonshine in the south The Sasser family was a major producer and distributor of moonshine during this time The secrets for making good shine had been passed down from generation and the current family is made up of Easton, his daughter Jessie and son Merritt Lydia, the wife and mother, had died in an accident while making moonshine twelve years earlier This is Jessie s story.Jessie r...

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    I didn t want to be known as the moonshiner s daughter How does a young girl reconcile the hate she feels for her family s business, which she blames for the death of her mother, with the knowledge that it s the thing that puts food on their table, clothes on their backs and is her family s legacy And what does she do when she realizes that she s been wrong Jessie Sasser is only 4 years old when she witnesses her mother s death Years later, when she is sixteen, she ...

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    I was fortunate to win this ARC, that said go buy it or borrow it as soon as available I highly reccommend it Was a great book.Set in North Carolina, early 60 s 16 y.o Jessie Sasser is the main character She grows up in a moonshine family Her mother dies in a fire when she is 4 and her brother is two Her memories of that day color her preception of the family business Her father refuses to speak about h...

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    The Moonshiner s Daughter by Donna Everhart is an all encompassing Southern Historical Fiction novel that is one of those once in a blue moon novels that only comes around once in a while that makes one stop and think, like actually contemplate life This novel is amazing We see Jessie Sasser a 16 y o misunderstood teenager growing up in the rural foothills of NC in 1960 with her collection of outcast family members whom all work in the family business of moonshine and her life over the next The Moonshiner s Daughter by Donna Everhart is an all encompassing Souther...

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    Southern fiction at its finest This was my initial thought when I picked up Donna Everhart s new novel, The Moonshiner s Daughter from cover Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina Their history is recorded in a leather bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it As far as she s concerned, moonshine caused her mother s death a dozen years ago Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or Southern fiction at its finest This was my initial thought when I picked up Donna Everhart s new novel, The Moonshiner s Daughter from cover Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina Their history is recorded in a leather bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it As far as she s concerned, moonshine caused her mother s death a dozen years ago Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth one that compels her to seek comfort in food Yet all her self destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her ...

  9. says:

    First I would like to think Donna Everhart and Kensington Publishing Corp for allowing me to read this book as it was a Goodreads giveaway I have to say I feel like Jessie in this book as in not liking being a part of a Moonshining family because I live in what I feel like a moonshining town Everywhere you turn there is moonshine in your face if not in stores, restaurants, downtown shine making and it just keeps popping up everywhere so sick of seeing it and hearing about it What North First I would like to think Donna Everhart and Kensington Publishing Corp for allowing me to read this book as it was a Goodreads giveaway I have to say I feel like Jessie in this book as in not liking being a part of a Moonshining family because I live in what I feel like a moonshining town Everywhere you turn there is moonshine in your face if not in stores, restaurants, downtown shine making and it just keeps popping up everywhere so sick of seeing it and hearing about it What North Caroline had in Sasser and Murry families of moonshining we had the Suttons here in TN Sad to say that a 70 something year old man who did shining took is own life after he was arrested and going to jail for the rest of his life The folks in town fought teeth and nail for him only to have it legalized a year or so later This book deals with family, legacy, and the struggle of body images Jessie lost her mom at ...

  10. says:

    It s 1960 and Jesse Sasser is a 16 year old teenager who doesn t fit in Jesse s family has been running a moonshine business in the Brushy Mountains in North Carolina for years When Jesse was 4, she witnessed an accident where her Mom was burnt alive after one of the moonshine stills exploded And that s one of the reasons why Jesse doesn t approve of her family s illegal activities and is thinking of reporting her father and brother to the Revenue.I ve read Donna Everhart s novel The It s 1960 and Jesse Sasser is a 16 year old teenager who doesn t fit in Jesse s family has been running a moonshine business in the Brushy Mountains in North Carolina for years When Jesse was 4, she witnessed an accident where her Mom was burnt alive after one of the moonshine stills exploded And that s one of the reasons why Jesse doesn t approve of her family s illegal activities and is thinking of reporting her father and brother to the Revenue.I ve read Donna Everhar...

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