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At Home in Persimmon Hollow (Persimmon Hollow Legacy Book 1)

By Gerri Bauer


***This is a 2022 reprint of the 2015 book, with new cover and publisher. Same great book!***

At Home in Persimmon Hollow is the first book in a series chronicling the world of Agnes Foster and the people of frontier-era Florida. In 1886, Agnes is forced to leave the Catholic orphanage in New York where she grew up to start a new life as a teacher in Persimmon Hollow, a small Florida town she has seen only in a newspaper ad. With nothing but her strong Catholic faith to sustain her, she leaves behind the only home she's ever known and the little girl she hopes to adopt, and encounters a wild and beautiful new landscape, and a town full of hardworking, faith-filled people. She also meets the difficult, yet handsome and hard-to-ignore Seth Taylor, a man whose heart has been hardened to God after a terrible loss. Just as Agnes starts to feel Persimmon Hollow could be a good home for her and her daughter, and that Seth could be her love, tragedy strikes in the form of a trio of evil men from both their pasts, intent on doing them more harm. Will their fragile new love survive? Will Seth return to his faith? Can Agnes finally escape her dark past and find a bright future? 

Book Takeaway:

The ties of love, family, faith, and community are the essence of life.

Why the author wrote this book:

I wished to write a Christian historical romance that had a Roman Catholic perspective, and that showed people of different faiths working together to carve a new settlement in the 19th century Florida wilderness. My research into local history shows that was very much the truth when many area towns in Florida were founded.


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