It's 1949 in Tennessee Smoky Mountain-country, and everything in twelve-year-old Salina's life seems suddenly different. Her sister is engaged, her brother Paul is absorbed in caring for his foal, Sugar-Boy, and Salina feels she has nothing in common anymore with her best friend. This novel for young people captures the insular spirit of the mountain people, the breathtaking country itself, and a girl's struggle to accept the inevitability of change.
Alana White is the author of several books for young readers. The Missouri Association of School Librarians placed Come Next Spring on its Mark Twain Award Master List. Tennessee Librarians nominated it for the Volunteer State Children's Book Award. She is also the author of an adult historical mystery series set in Renaissance Italy. You can visit her online at www.alanawhite.com.