Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees

by Beverly Varnado



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/20/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781449723590
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781449723606
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781449723613

About the Book

When an accident causes the loss of a treasured vintage pen, Mary Helen Reynolds relives the summer of 1988 …

Fourteen-year-old Mary Helen wants life to stay the same—small, safe, and protected—but her world starts to unravel when cancer strikes her mother. Mary Helen is sent from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to live with her eccentric artist aunt. The island, Mary Helen soon discovers, is surrounded by the marshes made famous by poet Sidney Lanier.

Surprised by her aunt’s ways and island culture, all Mary Helen wants to do is return home, but then she meets Ben, whose passion for the island opens her mind to new possibilities. What happens next sends her on a challenging journey of self-discovery. Will Mary Helen embrace the changes in her life, which may lead to something greater than she’s ever dreamed, or will she continue to cling to all that’s familiar?

Whichever she chooses, one thing’s for sure—she’ll never forget the summer she first saw the Marshes of Glynn.

About the Author

Beverly Varnado is a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger. Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees was one of ten semifinalists in Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel. Varnado’s screenplay for this story placed in the top twelve for the 2009 Kairos Prize and was a finalist at the 2008 and 2009 Gideon Film Festival. The script is now optioned by Elevating Entertainment. Find out more at or