When local leaders in McCord, South Carolina plan to cut down dozens of historic oak trees and widen Main Street for a new manufacturing plant, they don't realize the danger they are bringing to the town. Against their family's better judgment, fourteen-year-old Maggie Gordon and her feminist grandmother, Laney, pledge to save the trees. But Laney fails to consider that an important lesson in civic responsibility and leadership might have unexpected consequences--like the criticism she'll endure in her own hometown or the peril her entire family will ultimately face.
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"The South is known for strong women who infuse God's spirit into children to heal their troubled minds and encourage their talents. Mary Eaddy has given us two enormously memorable characters in Laney Gordon and her granddaughter, Maggie--a child I vow to love forever!"
--Ronda Rich, Author, WHAT SOUTHERN WOMEN KNOW ABOUT FAITH
"The Oaks of McCord paints a vivid picture of both the joys and generations-old conflicts in a small Southern town. The troubles of young Maggie Gordon should resonate, particularly, with young adult readers."
--Marcia Preston, Author, THE WIND COMES SWEEPING and THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE