En path to university in the summertime of 1975, brilliant seventeen-year-old Amy will get caught in smalltown Colorado while the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville activities Coupe pushed through her unbearable tiara-toting mother, Francie—former Queen of the Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Corn Festival—surrenders to a mortally wounded transmission.
It doesn’t take lengthy to achieve that thirty-three-year-old Francie is out of cash and in no hurry to enable cross of her daughter, so the 2 unpack indefinitely. Amy unearths paintings at a funeral domestic, a spot the place her not going Christian religion can paintings itself out one of the town’s old and young, geeks and jocks, hippies and clergy alike.
Trying to not pass judgement on her mom’s serial boyfriend escapades, Amy leads to a sad love triangle herself which provides either mom and daughter the opportunity to do a little genuine becoming up. yet in a shock twist, their street to therapeutic nonetheless has many miles to head in 2008 as they shuttle again to Sleepy Eye in that previous ’58 coupe.
“The Queen of Sleepy Eye is written with beautiful intensity of personality . . . a phenomenal story.”
—Hannah Alexander, writer of the Hideaway sequence
“Few tales may be able to stability either the crushing expense of sin and the remodeling energy of grace. The Queen of Sleepy Eye succeeds brilliantly. the writer invitations us on a trip with advanced characters so genuine that we cry once they fail and celebrate once they demonstrate wonderful glimpses of God at paintings of their hearts. Patti Hill crafts each one observe with attractiveness and artistry, bettering this poignant story of remorse and redemption.”
—Sharon Hinck, writer of Symphony of Secrets and Renovating Becky Miller
“This ebook captured me from the 1st web page! In each means, it’s a keeper—from the eloquent writing to the wealthy forged of characters that breathe lifestyles into this coming-of-age story. yet it’s greater than only a tale approximately growing to be up; it’s approximately lifestyles and loss, love and forgiveness, and researching that there's extra to the area than what we see. You’ll love The Queen of Sleepy Eye!”
—Susan may possibly Warren, writer of Taming Rafe
“Quirky but powerfully emotional. Amy’s mom is outrageous, however it can also be poignant how her daughter strives to appreciate her. This novel is a gem for all women's fiction lovers!”
—Camy Tang, writer of Only Uni and Single Sashimi