A girl named Patience. Can’t we all relate to not always living up to who we are called to be? I purchased this book because it was written by a fellow homeschool mom in our area. I related to so much more in this story; the strong desire to do things our own way; the overwhelming feeling that comes from all the hats we wear; and seeing someone we love be swallowed up by Alzheimer’s. Having just completed a study on the book of Esther, I was astonished when those scriptures were interwoven in the story. Some of my favorite stories tie the past to the present and that’s just what Amy did with Whitewashed. Burdens of the past (a Civil War era plantation), visions of the future (becoming a doctor). The mystery of this story kept me turning the pages – I couldn’t figure out who it was that wanted vengeance, but I enjoyed how it all came together. I have clear images in my mind of each of the characters and look forward to seeing how they develop in the rest of this series.