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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
The year is 1936. It's a hot and humid summer. Jean Mooney is seventeen, going on eighteen when a new family, the Montgomery's, move into town, taking up lodge next to the Mooney's family farm. With their airs of wealth and comfort, Jean disregards them completely. That is, until Jean began to notice the looks Mr. Montgomery gives her. And, she doesn't quite abhor the idea of looking right back.

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The Seventh Day

Submitted: August 14, 2016

Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Genesis ... Read Chapter

The Dandelion

Submitted: August 14, 2016

Jean woke up that Tuesday and hopped out of bed. The day before was a wonderful day, and thinking back on it made her heart pitter. A bun... Read Chapter

The Visit

Submitted: August 14, 2016

Jean didn't know the Montgomery's were coming for dinner until they were already there. Maxine and Clementine were running around the yar... Read Chapter

The Tree

Submitted: August 14, 2016

The Montgomery's were beginning to turn out to be a blessing. Mr. James Montgomery would disappear for days at a time, leaving his wife a... Read Chapter

The Wink

Submitted: August 14, 2016

That Sunday, after entering the Church late, Mr. James Montgomery led his family to sit right behind Jean’s. The preacher and the rest ... Read Chapter

The Forbidden Fruit

Submitted: August 14, 2016

It was well into the afternoon the next time she saw Mr. James. The sun was just on the brim of beginning to set and the sky was beginnin... Read Chapter

The First

Submitted: August 14, 2016

“I need all of y’all to work real hard today.” Pa said, shoving boxes of fruit and greens into the back of a truck. “The big farm... Read Chapter

The Present

Submitted: August 14, 2016

Jean woke up at dawn. It was a groggy awakening to a quiet house, but she knew everybody was already up. On every birthday, Mama woke eve... Read Chapter

The Serpent

Submitted: August 14, 2016

It had been more than two weeks since she’d seen James. When he walked away, she assumed that he would be back. She’d waited for him ... Read Chapter