about the book
Title: Where I Was Planted
Author: Heather Norman Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: July 16, 2019
In the spring of 1961, ten-year-old Nate “Weenie” Dooley has a revelation-his father is not a good one.
Inspired by National Geographic, his favorite thing next to the Bible storybook his mother gave him before she died, Nate plans to leave his father and their home in the Smokies to set out on an adventure.
When he discovers that his father has left him first, it will take the help of a stray dog, some kind neighbors, a one-man-band, letters from a long-lost-aunt, and a new understanding of God to figure out he isn’t really alone.
Will he find that Copper Creek is where he’s always belonged? Or will his wanderlust keep him from ever coming back?
In her second novel, Heather Norman Smith demonstrates that love makes a family, and that while fathers may leave, our Heavenly Father is faithful, and He has a plan for all of us.
Where I Was Planted excerpt
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about weeds. Not just the dandelion and chickweed that pops up uninvited in people’s vegetable gardens. I’m talking about the kind of weeds that squeeze themselves up through the tiniest of cracks in sidewalks, and in roads and parking lots, and in little crevices in rocks. They’re unattractive to most people, but I think these plants are remarkable. Shallow soil, short roots, and trampled on by every pair of feet that happens their way—not to mention tires. But still they manage to keep growing, or at the very least, sprout up a little and stay green. I reckon most people have never even thought about it, how special they are. But I’ve thought about it a lot…because I’m one of them.
I figured it out on a Saturday afternoon, in the early spring of my fifth-grade year, at Susie Pennywell’s eleventh birthday party. I hadn’t laid eyes on Bert in three days, as he came and went mostly while I was at school or asleep, so it seemed okay to go without asking his permission.
about the author
Heather Norman Smith is a Christian Fiction and devotions author. Her goal is to use the written word to entertain and encourage while illuminating the redemptive love of God. Heather is proud to be a life-long North Carolinian and aims to present the beauty of the Tar Heel State in her fiction. Her home is just outside Winston-Salem, NC, where she lives with her husband and their four children, two cats, two dogs, and some fish.
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This book is on my tbr, be sure to add it to yours!