The Sweetest Thing

Anne “Perri” Singleton’s world is defined by the security of family, the camaraderie of friends at an exclusive Atlanta girls’ school, and an enviable social life. She isn’t looking for new friends when Mary Dobbs Dillard arrives from Chicago. Besides, “Dobb,” the passionate and fiercely individualistic daughter of an itinerant minister, is her opposite in every way.

But just as the Great Depression collides disastrously with Perri’s well-ordered life, friendship blossoms–a friendship that will be tested by jealously, betrayal, and family secrets. . .





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Author’s Note

When we moved my dear grandmother, Allene Massey Goldsmith, Washington Seminary, ’32, from her apartment to a full-care floor at Canterbury Court, my parents found Grandmom’s diaries from 1928-1932. I was, of course, eager to take a look.

The diaries sealed the fate of my next novel: I’d write about 1930’s Atlanta and specifically the life of two girls attending Washington Seminary during the Great Depression.

The Sweetest Thing tells the story of two remarkable young women–opposites in every way–fighting for the same goal: surviving tumultuous change.

The Sweetest Thing is a touching story of friendship and faith. Musser’s characters are as real and as unforgettable as the friends I grew up with. – Lynn Austin, bestselling author


Review by Pam Depoyan on her blog, Apples of Gold.

Finding Hope Through Fiction interview.

World Magazine 2011 BOOK issue.

Review from Reviews of the Heart.

Artist Amy Crews’ painting titled “The Sweetest Thing.”

My guest blog on RT Reviews Inspirational Fiction page.

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