'Some women barter their bodies like whores with wedding bands. Some use sex like a sword. But some women can touch a man and heal like Jesus. The man who sees sunrise from a Belle woman's bed will swear he's been born again.'
So begins Paula Wall's funny, poignant and sexy novel.
Musette Belle could lay her hand on a baby's heart and see his life as if he'd already lived it. Even in death, she continues to shock the good citizens of Leaper's Fork, Tennessee, and her descendents are doing their best to carry on her legacy. Angela Belle, a haunting and beautiful siren, lures every man she meets into greatness, while her daughter, Dixie, serves tea to the statue of the Confederate soldier she believes is her father. But when Charlotte Belle, a woman who would rather spend the night with Jack Daniels than any man she knows, seduces a stranger in the cemetery, it not only transforms the two people involved, but the entire town.
'The most unlikely things grow in THE ROCK ORCHARD - prosperity, love, faith and friendship...and some deep southern characters whose turns of phrase and approach to life will have you laughing out loud' JODI PICOULTshow more