Mama Jewell brings with her some secrets from the past, including the story of Lou's mother, a revelation that sends Lou in search of her ne'er-do-well father. For Imo, Mama Jewell's temperamental nature stirs up long-buried memories of a difficult childhood. And much to everyone's surprise, wild Jeanette is so determined to find a husband that she joins the church choir to be closer to a handsome and enigmatic young reverend.
'Mater Biscuit is a wonderful evocation of small town life in the South, a world where hard work and prayers unite the caring, close-knit community. Life isn't always easy for Imo and her girls, but they have each other to get through tough times and enjoy the good times--and the garden to remind them that life, too, changes with the seasons.