Rhonda Riley presents her debut novel The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, which bestselling author Lauren Groff (The Monsters of Templeton) calls "the most resonant and touching love story I've read in a very long time."
During World War II, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina. There, her life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man, and not one of us. He recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and the man she comes to know as Adam fall in love. But the small town where they live is not ready to accept Adam, his unusual origin, and the supernatural powers of their five daughters. When tragedy strikes, the family must flee to Florida to avoid ostracism and prying doctors. Adrift in their new surroundings, they soon realize that the difference between Adam and other men is greater than they ever imagined. In The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
, Riley captures the beauty of the natural world and explores the power of abiding love and otherness in all its guises. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RHONDA RILEY is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Florida. This is her first novel. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.