|About the Book|
The Con Man of Sweet Orchard by Maggie DAmato Goins, is my eighty-fifth book that I have received and read from Goodreads. You talk about a really great book to read, this is it. I felt that it was like living your own life, I graduated in 1972. The draft board was still here and about everybody new of, or had someone in their family that was in the Viet Nam war. Everybody it seemed, either had someone in their family, or new of someone that was wounded or killed in Viet Nam. It was a time where you turned on the television, you would see protesters protesting the war. It was a time of flower children and hippies. I had a father alot like Conners father in the story. Like I said this story brought back lots of old memories I hadnt thought about in a long time.In the story Connor wanted to grow up and be just like his father. His dad made the decisions and laid down the law, his mother nurtured and loved them. She was expected to stand by dad no matter what was going on. Connor molded himself after his father. He even dressed up with shirt and tie.. Connor left home to follow the road his dad had mapped out for himConnor ended up taking a turn in the opposite direction without intending to. You will have to read the story to find out what all happens to Connor to make him turn one hundred sixty degrees. If you lived during that time period you can visualize this story, and it could be you.