2015 Texas Authors Best Historical Fiction Book
The names and decade have been changed, but many of you will
remember the story, at least what the newspapers had to say.
Young Isabel escapes to her uncleâ€™s idyllic Ranch of the Fig
Trees in South Texas, expecting a safe and luxurious haven after the heartbreak
of her parentsâ€™ breakup. But there is an insidious little rumor about the
family that the whole county is talking aboutâ€“â€“how Lyndon Johnson won the
senate election that launched him into power. Isabel struggles to believe her uncle is innocent of voter
fraud, but how can she know what to believe when gossip lays a heavy
film of guilt over the people she loves?