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Historical novel

Camping in the 1930s

Researching for my 1930s novels, The Promise Series, has revealed that life back then was just that—life. They loved, dreamed, despaired and hoped just like we do today. And they went camping!
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I found this picture among my family relics. It’s my grandfather, Fremont Pope and his two oldest children, Margaret and Judson. Isn’t Fremont a handsome man?

I can’t see the date clearly on the bottom of the picture but it looks like 1937. And apparently they figured out how to make a tent and bed with little of today’s conveniences. I wish I knew what kind of car they had in this picture but it must be from the 30s.

I’m ready to get your response from my new book, the second book in the series, A Promise Child. The book is based on a true story. The Depression ripped through Sibyl Trimble’s hometown of Shawnee, and left dying stores, repossessed farms, and countless men and women out of work and living in poverty, Many people headed west to save their families. Would Sibyl and Fremont abandon Oklahoma and their hopes and dreams for the promises in California? Or would they find a way to survive in Shawnee, Oklahoma?

You’re welcome to come to the book release on August 15th from 6 to 8 at the Aldridge Hotel in Shawnee, Oklahoma!

Categories
Historical novel

A Promise Child – second novel to be released!

My second historical novel, A Promise Child, is ready! The book release date is August 15th, 2017.

Here’s the back cover of the book:

Sibyl Trimble Pope, from a wealthy banking family, marries a handsome hobo from the wrong side of the tracks.

As the Depression rips through Sibyl’s hometown of Shawnee, Oklahoma, it leaves dying stores, repossessed farms, and countless men and women out of work. Now living in poverty, Sibyl 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 own 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 still 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?

Click here to order A Promise Child on Amazon.