by Lisa Wingate
Book 5 in the Tending Roses series (2007)
Publisher: Penguin Random House
The New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours explores the connection between our hearts and our pasts in this emotional novel in the Tending Roses series…
Once trapped in a world of poverty and neglect, Dell Jordan knows she was one of the lucky ones. Adopted at thirteen, Dell Jordan was loved, mentored, and encouraged to pursue her passion for music. Now, at twenty, after a year abroad with a traveling symphony, a scholarship to Julliard is within reach. But underneath Dell’s smoothly polished surface lurk mysteries from the past. Why did her mother abandon her? Who was her father? Are there faces somewhere that look like hers-blood relatives she’s never met?
Determined to find answers, Dell sets off on a secret journey into Oklahoma’s Kiamichi Mountains, drawn by the only remaining link to her origins- a father’s Native American name on her birth certificate. In the voices of her Choctaw ancestors, she’ll discover the keys to a future unlike anything she could have imagined.