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Historical novel

Are you a reader?

Readers—those who love the smell and feel of books, words strewn together in enticing ways, and a plot that thickens toward midnight—might be kinfolk. Someday, someone will probably discover a gene we have in common.  A reader gene, so to speak.

I love books, and the book signing for Fremont’s Promise, my new historical novel, was loads of fun, primarily because I got to chat with so many interesting people (readers are always interesting). This signing was in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and I can’t thank The Arts at 317 enough. Beth was so helpful. If you missed it, more book signing events will be coming up!

I was overjoyed that my co-writer and book mentor dropped by. Margaret Pope Akin, at 88 years old, signed her first book! It’s been a few tough years for my beautiful mother, but she’s hanging in there. Please keep her in your prayers.

Thank you all for your amazing support and if you’re a reader and especially love family sagas based on true events and about the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the 1930s and 40s, you’ll love this book series.

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Historical novel

A New Book Release! Mary Bobbie

I’m excited to announce my new book!

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Mary Bobbie

The First Thomas Sister

The oldest and most jovial of the sisters keeps a terrible secret for eight years. Will her husband be devastated if he finds out she had a part in their child’s death? Will he still love her?

Each of the five sisters face extreme circumstances that tests their faith. Living in Hollis, Oklahoma, during the 1930s Dust Bowl makes these issues more challenging. Based on true stories, I hope you’ll love the tales of these sisters as I release them – one every few weeks.

Order Mary Bobbie, the first story, now at https://books2read.com/u/bppPxJ

 

 

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Historical novel

My book, A Promise Child, is now on Kindle!

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If you are an eBook reader, my second Christian historical novel, A Promise Child, is now ready to read on kindle! Writing about the 1930s has been fun. But then, I like the research even if I tend to get sidetracked into bits of fascinating history.

The first book in the series, A Promise to Break, shows Sibyl Trimble Pope struggling with her identity and the promises she made to her father. Sibyl, groomed for a future in the political arena, falls in love Fremont, a penniless hobo. Their story encompasses many aspects of the 1930’s, representing life for people who remained in Oklahoma during thirties.

A Promise Child, the second book in the series continues with Sibyl, abandoned by her wealthy father, struggling through the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. A new child promises hope for the end of the disastrous decade.

Sibyl’s story has farm losses, bank foreclosure and illegal activity, PWA work, failures, divorce, wealth, and poverty. Each book of the Shawnee, Oklahoma,series deals with a different phase of Sibyl’s life and growth, from breaking away from her demanding father to seeking value in home life and material goods, to trying to please God through her many good works.

Will Sibyl ever find peace and the happy home life she craves?

I’m now working on the third book in the series! Hope to have it ready by early 2018!

May you enjoy the journey into the thirties! A review of the book would be greatly appreciated! Here’s the Amazon link to the book: http://amzn.to/2szydtf