A heartbreaking tale lies amidst the brilliance and inspiring story in Orchids for Billie (Finding Maria)of Little Jack, his father’s son in many ways but still his own person.
Weaved throughout this novel of Little Jack is the story of his father who left the family of 7 kids at the worst and still best time. Hatt tells this story through the eyes and mind of an 8 year old boy as he finds his place within his family and through life.
There may have been many comparisons to human’s and flowers before but none that I’ve found so poetic with depth and simplicity as this one. Specific to orchids, the rare lady slipper found in a field of dandelions and grass, compliments the idea of a fairy tale true to life.
The second in a series, I read Orchids for Billie first and it made perfect sense while making me crave the rest of this family’s story.
A must read in my opinion.
Thanks for reading,
author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm