The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier Cove became famous when they bravely stood up to the government, fighting to keep their home and land as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was being established. When The Saturday Evening Post ran a story about their lives, Margaret Jane, Mary Elizabeth, Martha Ann, Nancy Melinda, Louisa Susan, Sarah Caroline, and Hettie Rebecca became instant celebrities as they became symbols of American freedom and self-sufficiency.
They had a hard life to be sure, but a good one, surrounded by God, family, and their beloved land. Their land wasn't just a tract, a farm, or a piece of territory to them - it was a lifestyle, their very essence.
Exhaustively researched and expertly written, all people and major events are true, with historical facts and exact quotes taken from some of the best sources, some from the memoirs of the people themselves.
Join the Walker Sisters as they face mountain mishaps, hardship, tragedy, family traditions, hopes, and finally, the fight with their very own government, to remain in their home of the soul.