Eleven-year-old Grace Ann Brewer lives a normal
life until her father joins the army in 1944 during World War II. When her
family moves from Hazard to Ashland, Grace faces challenges entirely new to
her—life without her father, fitting in at a new school and living in a new
house are only a few. But a closer relationship with her grandmother, her spunky
dog Spot and the letters she writes to her father overseas give her the courage
she needs and the amazing strength to fight her own battles on the homefront.
Author Nancy Kelly Allen tells the triumphant story of Grace’s coming of age.