Monday, June 12, 2023

This is Where It Ends


Award-Winning Author Pens a Unique Southern Tale

When Minerva Jane Jenkins was just 14 years old, she married a man who moved her to the mountains. He carried with him a small box, which he told her was filled with gold. And when he died 50 years later, he made her promise to keep his secret. She is to tell no one about the box or the treasure it contains.

Now 94, Minerva is nearing the end of what has sometimes been a lonely life. But she's kept that secret. Even so, rumors of hidden gold have a way of spreading, and Minerva is visited by a reporter, Del Rankin, who wants to know more of her story. His friend who joins him only wants to find the location of the gold. Neither of them knows quite who they're up against when it comes to the old woman on the mountain.

As an unlikely friendship develops, Minerva is tempted to reveal her secret to Del. After all, how long is one bound by a promise? But the truth of what's really buried in the box may be hidden even from her.

My Review: I enjoyed the setting of this story, with it being in the mountains of Kentucky. The main character is a spunky, 90+ year old who has held on to the secret of her husband's, which has lead to years of loneliness. I love how things come together when a journalist stumbles into her life. 

I received this book from the author. This is my honest review.


  1. Did you enjoy this one? I love spunky characters!

    1. I did enjoy it, though I felt like there could have been a bit more to the secret. It was still a good story with an interesting look at living in the mountains.