The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

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aIn the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe's life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier, all but completely buried in the heavy red-clay soil on her family's farm in North Carolina. When Evelyn rescues the stranger, it quickly becomes clear he is not a simple man. As innocent as a newborn, he recovers at an unnatural speed, and then begins to change--first into Evelyn's mirror image, and then into her complement, a man she comes to know as Adam.Evelyn and Adam fall in love, sharing a connection that reaches to the essence of Evelyn's being. But the small town where they live is not ready to accept the likes of Adam, and his unusual origin becomes the secret at the center of their seemingly normal marriage.Adam proves gifted with horses, and together he and Evelyn establish a horse-training business. They raise five daughters, each of whom possesses something of Adam's supernatural gifts. Then a tragic accident strikes the family, and Adam, in his grief, reveals his extraordinary character to the local community. Evelyn and Adam must flee to Florida with their daughters 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.Intensely moving and unforgettable, -- captures the beauty of the natural world, and explores the power of abiding love and otherness in all its guises. It illuminates the magic in ordinary life and makes us believe in the extraordinary.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2013
ISBN: 9780062099464
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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skippyone
Sep 29, 2017

Beautiful, lyrical story on what it means to love.

ChristchurchLib Jun 17, 2013

"In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe's life is transformed when she finds a strange being all but buried on her family's farm in North Carolina, a being that soon morphs into a man named Adam, with whom she falls in love. However their life together is overshadowed by Adam's supernatural origins and powers." June 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=645214

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beachcat2
Jun 11, 2013

I really liked it, and read it slowly to savour it. Quite a different book - hope the author will continue to write.

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DMRose
May 29, 2013

Magical! Lyrical writing, and a premise which made this book impossible to put down. I read it in 3 days.

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Commander30
May 14, 2013

Very thought-provoking and unique book. The ending was a bit too ambiguous for my liking (and I actually like ambiguous endings), but all in all it was a good read.

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