Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart

Scent of Lilacs



Jocie Brook and her father live in the small community of Hollyhill, Kentucky, along with her Aunt Love. Jocie’s dad David hopes to be called as part time pastor to the little church there. Though David is loved my most everyone there, he still struggles with a marriage that didn’t work. Aunt Love lives with him to help take care of his daughter, but her memory is failing, and she is getting so very forgetful that someone has to watch behind her to make sure she doesn’t burn food, or burn the house down.

Jocie has so many questions about her life. Why did her mother leave her, and never contact her? Did she really love her? Why did no one want to answer her questions about her mom? And what about Aunt Love, why didn’t she ever marry? Why did her scripture quoting Aunt always seem so sad?

As Jocie starts checking into the unanswered questions, she wonders if she really wants to find out what the real truth is.

Join Jocie and her family as they struggle through the truth that comes out, and as an unexpected visitor shows up at their door. Or is it a visitor?

This is a wonderfully told story by Ann Gabhart. I love the way she makes you fall in love with the characters, and you begin thinking about them as real people.  This book was published a few years before, but is now back with a new beautiful cover. I highly recommend this wonderful read if you enjoy a good, nice, clean fiction. I know you will love is as much as I did!


Ann H. GabhartPhoto Credit: © Scott Campbell Photography

Ann H. Gabhart

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister, Words Spoken True, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Find out more at

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