"Leaf of Freedom" is the vibrant and inspirational story of Carol Emmons, a young, thoughtful, and sensitive Midwestern country girl. Against a backdrop of 1920's rural life, the reader will experience, along with Carol, her dreams, adventures, challenges, romance, and much more. Carol is an only child who lives with her mother and Civil War veteran grandfather on a small farm. Though her family is poor and of little formal education, Carol is rich in spirit and thought. Her colorful descriptions of her everyday life, anecdotes, and adventures are filled with right-on human insight. The reader will share many fun times and exiting adventures as Carol grows, chapter-by-chapter, from a little barefoot girl of 10 into an able young woman of 16. So too will the reader share her challenges, and a couple of heart-wrenching conflicts which Carol must face along her way.