The Swan House Series #1
Set in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, The Swan House finds Mary Swan Middleton part of a city wide tragedy when her mother and many others are killed in a plane crash. While each person has a different way of dealing with grief, the family’s maid shows Mary that the best way to deal with one’s own grief is to help others less fortunate. It is through this that Mary meets Carl, a young black teenager, who helps Mary through her grief, and through a challenge that she is given. Their time together teaches Mary more than she could ever have learned on her own, and more than she ever imagined.