The Rock Orchard

The Rock Orchard

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'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, THE ROCK ORCHARD. Musette Belle could lay her hand on a baby's heart and see his life as he'd already lived it. Even in death, she continues to shock the good citizens of Leaper's Fork, Tenessee 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 illegitimate and very independent daughter, Dixie, serves tea and vanilla wafers to the statue of the Confederate soldier she believes is her father. But when Charlotte Belle, a woman who would rather spend a 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. A truly unique love story, THE ROCK ORCHARD is about the strength of community, the might of God, and the ultimate power of extraordinary women.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055277247X
  • 9780552772471
  • 2,136,236

Review quote

"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 Picoult "Paula Wall has written a delicious tale about quintessential southern belles with family ties so strong you could lace a corset with them. Authentic, romantic and beautifully told, this is a story to treasure" -- Adriana Trigianishow more

About Paula Wall

Paula Wall is the author of two collections of short pieces, My Love Is Free...but the Rest of Me Don't Come Cheap and If I Were a Man, I'd Marry Me. She lives in Nashville, Tennesseeshow more

Review Text

"Paula Wall has written a delicious tale about quintessential southern belles with family ties so strong you could lace a corset with them. Authentic, romantic and beautifully told, this is a story to treasure"show more

Back cover copy

'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

Rating details

1,003 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 30% (299)
4 36% (359)
3 26% (262)
2 7% (70)
1 1% (13)
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