Fremont’s Promise

Family Saga

Historical Novel
Editions:Kindle
ISBN: 9781946887129
Pages: 271

Every time Sibyl visits her mother, she’s criticized, shamed, and leaves in tears. The only thing that can calm her is Fremont’s assurance to move them to a place they can share their faith more freely. While her emotions bounce from frustration to despair, she holds on to the belief that God can help her family.

Fremont, a former hobo, promises to find a better-paying job and spirit his wife away from this unstable family. But only God can work that miracle.

If you love family sagas and drama based on true stories, you will love this book. The 1930s and 40s were a time of difficulty but hope carried them through.

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A Promise Child

Faith, Loss, and Hope in the 1930s

A historical novel
Part of the THE PROMISE SERIES series:

 
A Family Saga: Book 2
 
Sibyl Trimble Pope, a banker's daughter, marries a handsome hobo. Will they survive the failing economy and the Dust Bowl?
 
The Depression rips through Shawnee, Oklahoma, leaving dying stores, repossessed farms, and countless men and women out of work. Now living in poverty, she suffers the burdens of a changing world and troubled economy.
 
Based on a true story, Sibyl Pope wants to make the world a better place. Since her youth, she has followed her papa, a respected, clever-minded banker. Interested in socialist politics and asking the hard questions of life, she struggles to find her purpose. She does her best to listen to God, even when her father refuses to help. Blessings come. A new baby, a job with the PWA, and a promise of a brighter future. Concerned for her children, she struggles to keep food on her table and love alive in her heart.

Many people head west to save their families. Will Sibyl and Fremont abandon Oklahoma and their hopes and dreams for the promises in California? Or will they find a way to survive in Shawnee?

Reviews:Jeri Williams, Teacher wrote:

You really made the book vivid and emotional. I cried.


A Promise to Break ebook

Love, Faith, and Politics in the 1930s

A Promise to Break
Part of the THE PROMISE SERIES eBooks series:

 
A head-strong, wealthy banker’s daughter. A penniless hobo.
 
Sparks fly when they meet, but how will he fit into the world-changing socialistic dreams instilled by her father? Will their relationship survive the perils of the Great Depression, and the birth of an unwanted child?
 
Sibyl Trimble never expected her world to change so drastically. Waiting at the train station for her banker father in 1932, she witnesses a destitute hobo being beaten by a train conductor. The handsome young man’s clear blue eyes haunt her.

As a child, Sibyl promised to support a socialistic political movement to change the world. As an adult, she dresses in fashionable clothes, cruises in a new Chrysler, and dances at the local speakeasy. Even the Great Depression can’t dampen her comfortable lifestyle—until Fremont Pope, the muscular man with solemn blue eyes, turns her world upside down. &nbs;
The more she gets to know Fremont, the more she learns about God and a purpose for life. He opens her eyes to a world she never imagined. Can she dare to break from her father’s beliefs and find godly love?

 
Inspired by true events, this novel follows Sibyl through some difficult choices. She must dig deep within herself to find the strength to face her upbringing and determine which, if any, of her past beliefs can be salvaged. She must decide which is more important, love or duty.  

An historical novel
Sibyl Trimble

Reviews:James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review and October Reviewer's Choice on Midwest Book Review wrote:

One of those rare stories that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished.


A Promise to Break

Love, Faith, and Politics in the 1930s

A family saga
Part of the THE PROMISE SERIES series:

 

An inspirational Novel: Book1
Based on a true story
 
Sibyl, a head-strong, wealthy banker’s daughter, and Fremont, a penniless hobo coming back from California, meet. Sparks fly, but will she be happy giving up the dreams instilled by her father? Will their marriage survive the perils of the 1930s, the Great Depression?

Reviews:James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review on Small Press Bookwatch wrote:

One of those rare stories that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished.

Regina Jennings, Author wrote:

I generally stay away from true, family histories because they are rarely handled well, but Ms. Spurgeon made this story leap off the page.


Fremont’s Promise

Faith, Prospects, and Dreams of the 1930s

Promise Series Book 3
Part of the THE PROMISE SERIES series:

 
A Family Saga: BOOK 3  
It’s a drama never told before.
Whenever Sibyl visits her mother, she’s criticized and shamed, leaving in tears each time. Only Fremont’s assurance to move her away from the toxic family can calm her spirit. Not only does Sibyl’s family reject her for marrying a penniless hobo, but they demean her for wanting another child, for her untidy house, and her faith. They criticize everything she believes in. 

Fremont determines to find a better-paying job and spirit his wife away from this unkind family. He wants a stable family, not a dysfunctional one. But will Sibyl agree to move? Her relationship with her family bounces from frustration to despair. Perhaps God wants them to stay in Shawnee. Perhaps not. 

If you love family sagas and drama based on true stories, you will love this book.  

This family saga will be remembered long after you finish the last page.
 
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Inspirational historical fiction based on the true story of the Pope family during the 1930s.

Reviews:Penny Tucker Davis wrote:

It's delightful, warm, funny, shows true love, historical, thought-provoking for those times of woman and men which parallel what is happening in today's times. (Book 1 A Promise to Break)  

Wenona Journeycake wrote:

This book is so well-written and as the reader, I felt every emotion and sense that was being expressed. (Book 1 A Promise to Break)

Betti Mace on Celebrate Lit wrote:

I could almost feel the grit in my teeth as I read about the dust bowl and the incredible drought. It must have been very difficult to believe that God had everything in control and had not abandoned them. (Book 1 A Promise to Break)