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Riassunto: It was 1895 and time for a change, or so Rebecca thought. For thirteen years Rebecca Rice had suffocated under the social restraints of widowhood, soaking up the leftovers of other people's lives. Armed with a knowledge of nursing and faith- healing that she learned from a visiting missionary group, she heads for the hill country of southeastern Oklahoma, Indian Territory, to share her new vocation. The clannish folk of the hill country, reared and groomed in suspicion and superstition, resent Rebecca. Faced with hate, distrust, and ignorance, she must also struggle with the destructive forces of nature. But the circuit-riding preacher, Zake Daniels, fears Rebecca's teachings will threaten his hold on his flock. Is her faith strong enough to sustain her through the most trying battles and help her stand strong in the midst of her adversities?
L'autore: A hopeless romantic, Priscilla A. Maine has spent the best forty-two years of her life married to her hero, Russell. While raising their two children, she put aside her dream of writing. Yet through those years, characters, plots, and dialogue filled her nightly dreams. She promised herself someday she would transfer those images to paper, breathe life into them, and let their stories unfolded. When the fourth grandchild arrived, she knew her someday had arrived. Since that momentous day she has written three manuscripts and is currently working on the fourth. Born and raised in Atoka County, Oklahoma instilled a love for its rich history in her. It is no accident that this area provides the setting for her historians. She lives near Ten Mile Creek in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains. Both the Texas Military Road and the Butterfield Stage route run through the area. She has trekked the wilds of Bugaboo Canyon, walked in the past surrounded by the whispered voices of Captain Atoka and Eliza Flack. She has also visited with moonshiners, and the now-abandoned sites of their stills. This firs-hand knowledge allows her to deliver a strong, distinctive sense of place, giving readers a unique view of this region and its history. She is an active member of Women Writing the West, EPIC, EPPRO, EQUILD, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc., McWriters and a graduate of Writer?s Digest School. One of her short stories, To Hell and Back, was published in a collection of works by native writers, funded by the Lannan Foundation, for the Chickasaw National Library. She has published in Better Homes and Gardens, Calico Trails, Trends for Victims, Women Writing the West, and ReadTheWest.com. ANGELS UNAWARE, her first book-length publication, was a 2000 Frankfurt Award nominee. ?My great-grandmothers came west with a wagon load of dreams. They birthed and buried their infants alone, plowed fields, outlived husbands, survived dust-bowls and the Great Depression. It is their hardships, tragedies and triumphs that inspire my writing.? Priscilla A. Maine Fans may contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her web site at:
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Descrizione libro Write Words, Inc., 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1594312869