Transplanted to Red Clay

by Janice Cole Hopkins

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620205730

304 pages

Price: $15.99

Love is God’s greatest gift, and sometimes what you’re looking for has been yours all along. When her Aunt Ivy invites Rachel Moretz to come to the family’s Stanly County farm, she jumps at the chance. Though Rachel loves her parents’ mountain farm, she feels isolated there. There are no other teenagers at home, and at sixteen she’d like to finally have some friends her age. She barely remembers her half-cousin, Patrick, though he seems to have intriguing memories of her. He soon becomes Rachel’s best friend, helping her navigate many uncertainties while introducing her to Stanly County society. The trip down the mountain will bring unexpected friendships, suitors, and dangers. Rachel will have to rely on family for support as she faces unexpected trials and prejudices. Through her circumstances, Rachel must come to realize that the best plan for her life is God’s plan, and that forgiveness comes in many forms. In Transplanted to Red Clay, the final book in the Appalachian Roots series, the Moretz family’s story comes full circle in love.


Janice Cole Hopkins grew up in the Appalachian culture she writes about in the Appalachian Roots series, and she still has her home place there, as well as a house in Stanly County, where much of Transplanted in Red Clay is set. Janice learned to love language and stories at an early age and began writing in third grade. She taught English, history, and writing until she took an early retirement. Janice sees her writing as a gift from God and wants to use it to serve Him and give Him the glory.