Looking for John Steinbeck is the first novel in Ginna Gordon's multi-volume Lavandula Series, the story of the Wyman Family, of Carmel Valley, California.
Book One joins the family int he 1960s as the Wheel of Life turns at Sweet Farm, the Wyman Homestead. The focus is on three sisters: Rita, Nana and Fox, and their three daughters: Tate, Stevie and Jolene, cousins and friends, as they tell the story in their own words.
Sweet Farm is a colorful compound full of women, their men, children, elders and friends. They breathe the air of Carmel Valley, filled with the scent of their lavender growing on ten fertile acres.
The women are restless. The men are nervous. The girls are growing up in the 60s and tyheir generation will become known as Baby Boomers, Flower Children, Hippies, Yuppies, the ME generation; they will be affected by the Vietnam War, Rock & Roll, revolutions from sexual to political and other dramatic social changes.
But, mostly, they will be dealing with their loves, their children and their homes as they are touched by all the concerns mentioned above.