Return To Widows Hollow

Author: J. Helen Elza
ISBN: 9780615927541
Size: 29.76 MB
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Have you ever doubted God? They did. How much suffering will He allow-to redeem one soul? Prepare to fall in love with four year old Daniel Ruddy, the special needs child that will steal your heart as he joins your favorite characters from J. Helen Elza's unforgettable Rosemillion in this fairy tale-turned-nightmare for Kentuckians, Rose, Suzanne and Bennett who journey to the rural mountains of West Virginia to help a friend establish a medical clinic. While suffering with the survivors of the worst flood in West Virginia history Rose first learns that her fiance, Jan, is MIA, and then that he has been killed in Vietnam. Enter Quayle Johnson, the ruggedly handsome Train Man. Obsessed with Rose and tortured by his unspoken love for her, Quayle wants to be the reason that she will not return to Widows Hollow. Suzanne and Bennett must endure the cruelest hardship of their lives. The court that granted them custody of young Daniel has reversed its decision, condemning the little boy to a life of squalor and horror with the father who despises him. Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe in judge not lest ye be judged? Grab a hanky and discover the answer for yourself as you join Elza on a journey that lays bare the human heart, a journey that twists and winds through the best and worst of the human experience, a journey that will leave you soggy with tears, and desperate with hope, a journey whose final destination is to be determined. Will Rose and friends survive the challenges of Wolf Laurel Creek? Will they return to Widows Hollow?

Hard Mountain

Author: J. Helen Elza
ISBN: 9780982680544
Size: 69.44 MB
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¿Family is the most important thing in the world.¿ Diana, Princess of Wales Amazon¿s #1 best-selling author of Rosemillion, J. Helen Elza, has captivated hearts worldwide with her first romantic saga, The Appalachian Trilogy. In the author¿s own words, ¿I work to give my readers more than good books they can read, I work to give them unforgettable narratives they can feel.¿ To followers and newcomers alike, the author guarantees, ¿You will feel Hard Mountain.¿ This emotional epic of trials and tragedy will rip at your heartstrings. With more twists and turns than West Virginia's US Route 33, Hard Mountain keeps readers guessing beyond the shocking betrayals that rock Widows Hollow and that put the importance of family to the ultimate test. It is 1975, vandals plague Rose¿s S&S Ranch. While portents and nightmares add to the horrors, The Train Man returns. He knows trespassers have become a greater menace to Rose and Jan than the accident that has crippled them, a threat that possesses the power to steal their dreams-if not their lives. And to The Train Man, Quayle Johnson¿s, mind, Rose and Jan are more than friends. They are family.

Appalachian Daughter

Author: Mary Jane Salyers
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500681951
Size: 66.17 MB
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"Appalachian Daughter grabbed me Friday afternoon, and except for the time for sleeping and necessary duties, did not turn me loose until I finished it Saturday afternoon." Early Reader This coming-of-age novel depicts the trials, triumphs, and tragedies that befall Maggie Martin, the eldest of eight children whose family struggles to make ends meet on a hilly farm in Campbell Hollow, a narrow mountain valley in East Tennessee. On the last day of eighth grade, Maggie begins to dream of finding a way to escape the drudgery and confinement of life in the hollow and establish her independence. Her plan begins to fall in place when she enters high school and discovers she has a natural talent for excelling in shorthand, typing and other business classes. Meanwhile she spares no effort in helping her family continue to survive despite their poverty, a less than fertile few acres, and a family history of instability. She strives to fit in at high school in spite of the harsh limits placed on her by her hot-tempered, authoritarian mother, Corie Mae. She often turns for support to her easy-going father Ray, who sometimes intervenes to overrule Corie Mae's restrictions. As she goes about her life, doing her school work and helping out at home, she interacts with interesting, unforgettable, and sometimes dangerous characters, including a mentally challenged neighbor, an escaped convict, and a lecherous employer. She is forced to make decisions and take actions that would be difficult for a much older adult. Maggie meets each challenge with determination, imagination, and courage whether it's cutting a pitchfork from a mare's tail or helping to deliver her baby sister. The typical spoken language, folkways, and traditional beliefs and religious practices are skillfully woven into this portrait of Appalachian family life. The author's sympathetic insights into mountain culture combined with memorably etched characters and events create a realistic reflection of Tennessee mountain life during the decade following WWII. Maggie's life takes an unexpected turn when her cousin JD reveals a dark secret that could shatter the family. Maggie struggles to maintain her dreams of a better life amidst the many trials that will test the grit of this Appalachian Daughter. "I absolutely loved the story! I really think that the thoughtful approach to the main character's life situations will be meaningful to girls and boys who read the book." Early Reader

Mercy S Rain

Author: Cindy K. Sproles
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 082544361X
Size: 80.38 MB
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When your life is built around a father’s wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God? Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won’t stand her ground to save Mercy either. The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child. Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor’s unrestrained evil. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands. Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor. She just didn’t realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most. Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy’s path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple. Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it—and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter. . . and even love. Mercy’s Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith.

The Foxfire Book

Author: Eliot Wigginton
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780385073530
Size: 47.58 MB
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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Over The Misty Mountains Spirit Of Appalachia Book 1

Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441262326
Size: 51.32 MB
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A New Historical Fiction Series From an Exciting New Team! When Aaron McCarver met Gilbert Morris at the CBA convention in 1991, he never dreamed that those initial discussions would ultimately lead to his conceiving a historical fiction series that he would write with Gilbert Morris. THE SPRIT OF APPALACHIA chronicles the story of the settlers of America's first frontier--the lands over the Appalachian mountains--and of faith that carried them through the harshest of times. Over the Misty Mountains is the story of Hawk Spencer, a man whose bitterness over the loss of his wife drives him from his home in Virginia and causes him to seek the frontier to escape his pain. Becoming a skilled trapper, Hawk is persuaded to lead a wagon train over the mountains before the snows come, but the trail is marked by sabotage from an old enemy of Hawk's. When renegade Indians attack the wagon train and leave Elizabeth MacNeal and her children without a husband, how will Hawk respond to Elizabeth's resilient faith in God? And how will the MacNeals survive the frontier settlement.

The Russell House

Author: Donna Foley Mabry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536948240
Size: 51.91 MB
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When Roxanne Russell's mother dies, her father is away on a business trip. The young military widow leaves dozens of messages for her father but receives no response. Looking for a copy of her mother's obituary, Roxie reads an article in the newspaper and discovers her entire life is a web of lies, secrets, and deceit. The story sends her off in search of the truth about the man she idolized. She drives to her father's birthplace-Manhattan, Kansas-and moves into her grandmother's huge, three-story, hundred-and-fifty-year-old house. It's been vacant for decades, but Roxie begins to believe she's not the only occupant. She doesn't know if there's an intruder or if the spirit of her grandmother is watching over her. In only a matter of days, someone has made several attempts on her life. She calls in her best friend, Janice Tallchief-retired on a disability from the Kansas City Police Department-to act as her bodyguard. Can Jan and Roxie unravel the mystery before the killer succeeds?

Midwinter Sun

Author: Carol Ervin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502582836
Size: 26.45 MB
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Fifteen years have passed with only the exchange of letters among three families connected by love and misfortune. Now remnants of these families reunite when May Rose follows her reckless stepdaughter Wanda to a West Virginia ghost town. The town has not been kind to either woman, but Wanda is determined to go back and capture the heart of a man who rejected her. Barlow Townsend has come into May Rose's life again, yet like her, he is constrained by guilt. A town of three households offers little to sustain them, but a looming war in Europe promises prosperity in the form of black gold. To restore the town and remake their lives, all who return will have to break the chains of the past.