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Emily Sue Harvey


Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-003-8

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-009-0

Publication date: March 8, 2011

116 pages


“What an enchanting read! Harvey's ability to evoke not only emotion, but sensory delight is astounding! This is certainly a must read and would make a great book group endeavor as well. I absolutely loved this book, easily give it a FIVE, and can't wait to read more from this truly talented author and storyteller!”

— Sugar Creek Cottage

In 1950, twelve-year-old Sadie Ann Melton is gregarious, candid, curious, and yet innocent and trusting. She basks in the sheer excitement of exploring her grandparents’ farm and gallivanting with all the aunts and uncles peers. Next to her baby brother, Little Joe, Nellie Jane is her favorite kin there. Clarence Henry and Cousin Doodle Bug are her worst nightmares. But she wouldn’t trade it all for anything — except home with Mama and Daddy. With goulash emotions seasoned with innocence, Sadie Ann embarks on a life-altering odyssey at once heartbreakingly tender and crushingly brutal, one that changes everything for her. She admires the Melton women, who, by summer’s end, love, coax, and command her — all helping shape her into the woman she becomes.

Emily Sue Harvey’s first novel, Song of Renewal, was praised by New York Times bestselling author Jill Marie Landis as “an uplifting, heartwarming story,” by bestselling author Kay Allenbaugh as a work that will “linger in the memory long after readers put it aside,” and by Coffee Time Romance as “a must-read book for anyone doing a little soul searching.” New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry said, “It captures your attention, and whets your appetite for more,” while Peeking between the Pages called it “quite simply a beautiful book.”

Now, in Flavors, this master storyteller of the human heart sweeps us along with twelve-year-old Sadie Ann Melton as she enters a life-altering season. The summer of 1950 will change everything for her. For in that summer, she will embark on an odyssey at once heartbreakingly tender and crushingly brutal. At times, she will experience more darkness than she has ever witnessed before. At others, she will thrill to lightness and joy she never imagined. By summer’s end, the Melton women in Sadie’s journey – loving her, coaxing her, and commanding her – will help shape her into the woman she becomes. And they will expose Sadie to all of the flavors of life as she savors the world that she brings into being.

Filled with charm, wisdom, and the smorgasbord of emotions that comes with the first steps into adulthood, Flavors once again proves Emily Sue Harvey’s unique ability to touch our souls with her unforgettable stories.

About the Author...

Emily Sue Harvey

New York Times bestselling author Jill Marie Landis called Song of Renewal “An uplifting, heartwarming story of forgiveness, commitment, and love, and Kay Allenbaugh, bestselling author of Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul says “Emily Sue Harvey’s work will linger in the memory long after readers put it aside.” National bestselling author Harvey, who has written numerous inspiring works of nonfiction, writes intensely romantic novels that thrill the heart as they inspire the soul. Her stories have something to say to every family.


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