A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street: A Novel

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Mercer University Press, 2004 - Fiction - 170 pages
The only remaining female in the George Nash family, Ociee chooses to view herself as more brother than sister. Her favorite outfit is soft, worn dungarees and her brother Ben's old shirt that Mama made. Ociee's hair is a wispy web of curls and, dreadfully, it usually falls in her face when her self-tied ribbons slide down her back. Her gray eyes sparkle as she delights in jumping on moving boxcars and chasing strangers who dare to wander upon her Mississippi farm.
This same little tomboy also goes to great pains to cook and clean and make a home for her beloved Papa and brothers Fred and Ben. She tries valiantly to fill the hole her Mama's death has left in the family. She fingers Mama's locket and hopes the touch of it will make things better.
Ociee endears herself to all while she struggles through the trauma of her mother's funeral to finally celebrate her young life. Her eyes learn to see beyond stereotypes and traditional viewpoints as she looks into the hearts of people and finds only what is strong and joyful within them. Ociee giggles as only an innocent child can giggle; yet her youthful spirit carries what would seem to be the wisdom of an older soul.
Ociee triumphs over the sadness, fear, and anxiety of the painful occurrences of her early life. In doing just that, she will bloom in a new garden and sow seeds of love in the lives of those who come to know her in a new home on Charlotte Street.

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Review: A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street (Ociee Nash #1)

User Review  - Kathi Olsen - Goodreads

This is a series that would probably be fun for girls about 10 years old. It is actually more of historical fiction as the stories are based on the life of the author's grandmother. Read full review

Review: A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street (Ociee Nash #1)

User Review  - Adele Clagett - Goodreads

This was a cute little story. It was not fast paced and exciting, just a nice story about a period of time in the life of a young girl in the late 1800's. She was an exceptional young lady, very brave ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Milam McGraw Propst is a freelance writer. Her first novel, "A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street", was awarded the Parent's Choice Award, & Propst was named Georgia Author of the Year. She has published numerous articles published in "Georgia Journal", "Caring Magazine", "Birmingham Magazine", & "The Birmingham News".

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