When the small, Southern town of Simpsonville, Alabama, loses its favorite doctor, the ladies in town give little thought to his ailing widow, Miss Adie, who also served as his trusted nurse and knew all too well the longtime secrets these women have kept hidden. When Miss Adie’s faithful... more
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When the small, Southern town of Simpsonville, Alabama, loses its favorite doctor, the ladies in town give little thought to his ailing widow, Miss Adie, who also served as his trusted nurse and knew all too well the longtime secrets these women have kept hidden. When Miss Adie’s faithful caretaker, Eula, has an idea for keeping her devoted Miss Adie's dwindling health and memory active again—writing a book about the history of the town and its people—the local Ladies Mission Society, believing Miss Adie is writing about their secrets to get revenge on them for rejecting her, starts to take action before their lives are destroyed.
With unique and engaging voices, each woman of the Society personally recounts her deepest secret she fears will be exposed in the book. Together, these stories are vignettes of the past that touch on difficult subjects, recalling pain and betrayal as well as moving scenes of rekindled relationships and the importance of friends, family, and faith in the women’s lives, past and present.
Filled with poignancy, charm, and a bit of mystery—not to mention some fine Southern cooking—Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society will have readers cheering through tears as it comes to its extraordinary conclusion.
Laurie Rothrock Dick, author of _Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society, is a former magazine editor, public relations/marketing manager, newspaper feature writer, and ad copywriter currently...more
Laurie Rothrock Dick's book, Secret of the Ladies Mission Society, is a delightfully engaging book, enthralling and mysterious. This novel will not only grab your heart, but also keep you intrigued as it weaves through the lives of the characters' lives and the multiple secrets they carefully harbor. This is a wonderful book that portrays beautifully a small Southern town's community and its culture. I highly recommend it.Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini