Tough-guy adventurer David Mudfoot finds gold for the legendary Dawson and Alicia Wicks. He has survived bears and Alaskan storms. Professional killers are after him yet again. He would rather sit at a computer than go on a date. He is rich, but unable to say so. He dotes on his ugly monster dog named "Thug." And now God has sent this overly complicated man to small-town girl Victoria Winston.
Daniel feels his family slipping away while all he can do is watch helplessly. He knows the importance of heritage to survive a hard life in the Appalachian Mountains of the 1940’s. But his children are restless, dissatisfied with traditional ways, and want to make life in their own image. The Pittman family becomes the battleground for the conflict of a stable past against a vague future.
A wounded warrior, an Afghan émigré, and a Latino 'illegal' overcome distrust and discrimination through their common love of baseball. If you like this book, please consider contributing to one of the listed military friendly charities: Gary Sinise Foundation (https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/); DV Farm(http://www.dvfarm.org/); NVHS (http://www.nvhs.us/). Tell them Joe Gribble sent you :-)
All her life Lily has prepared herself for taking over the family farm. How is Lily going to convince her traditionally minded father that farming is the only thing she has ever wanted to do, and that she is the best of his offspring to take over when he is gone? And what do her dreams and hopes have to do with flying pigs?