Sunday, April 7, 2013

"That Summer" by Jo Huddleston~

THAT SUMMER An Inspirational Southern historical novel The Great Depression brings devastation to The Southern Appalachians but love’s triangle survives. To escape his poppa’s physical abuse and their dirt-poor farm life, Jim flees to an imagined prosperous city life where he can make his own choices, ignoring God patiently knocking on his heart’s door. Settled in town, Jim strays from God and the way of faith his momma taught him. He meets a girl and loses his heart … and meets another girl and loses his willpower. Jim wrestles with social and moral dilemmas as he makes a choice beside Caney Creek that will alter the lives of five people. That Summer is Book #1 in the Caney Creek Series. Book #2 and book #3 are scheduled to release in April 2013 and September 2013, respectively. Follow the Callaway family through all three books. Live their triumphs, sorrows, achievements, and losses. Walk along with them as they meet faith challenges and fight to regain a rightful place in God's plan. ````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Author BIO: Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). She holds a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University.
 Follow Jo on her Website * Blog * facebook * Goodreads * Amazon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here is my review for the first book in the Caney Creek Series: It all begins in the Appalachians of Southern Tennessee in 1928. On page 122 the preacher read from the Bible,,, Revelation 2:5 (NIV) Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. This is only one of the Holy Scriptures the writer of this awesome novel has referred to in her book which is called "That Summer" I truly enjoyed reading this book! I am a Hillbilly,,,,but not as much as the people depicted in this story about family and friends in Sanford County, Tennessee. This story shows how the actions in our lives can effect not only our generation, but our children and extended family and friends. The Great Depression does bring a lot of hardships to many families, but love's triangle does survive the many problems. Another scripture was mentioned and it was my very favorite, well maybe one of my favorite ones. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. I am so anxious to read the second and third book in the Caney Creek Series trilogy. Book two, "Living Beyond the Past" coming in April of 2013. "Claiming Peace" is book three coming out in September.

 Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

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