Bootleggers, Betrayal, & Barbecue
Darkwater Creek, 1930
Folks in this Nebraska town had little wealth to lose, thanks to Albert Hollingwood’s criminal enterprises, but the soup is thinner now and times are harder.
Paul and Gracie Kohlberg run an auction house café, bootleg elderberry wine, and struggle to keep their farm. Paul’s in trouble too deep to confess, and Gracie will soon deliver a baby who will change their lives. Then Gracie’s bodacious sister Hazel shakes up the town, while fierce competition could close the café.
At Gracie’s Café, Darkwater Creek locals meet for gossip and homestyle cooking, but most of the dirt dished concerns Gracie’s broken family. Then a mysterious man drifts in from Alabama, igniting hope and a fragrant offering to reconcile the town.
This story will lift your heart and encourage you in family love. Warning: it may also make you hungry.