Book Spotlight: That Summer (Caney Creek Series Book 1)
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.
Jo Huddleston is an Amazon
Bestselling Author who writes sweet Southern historical romance novels
in her West Virginia Mountains series; her endearing Caney Creek series;
her novella, Donna's Detour; and her recent release, Tidewater Summer.
nonfiction published books are: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of
Morning Prayers, Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers,
His Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for
the Future. She coauthored two published nonfiction books with Vickie
Phelps: Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips and Encouragement for Writers
and Simply Christmas: Memories, Traditions, and Stories of the Season.
likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite
vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals
being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite
being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of
Her more than 200 articles and short stories have
appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications,
including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing
writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (http://www.ChristianDevotions.us).
career has spanned a variety of work. She was a high school teacher and
guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time
small business owner, and a real estate agent.
Huddleston holds a
B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and is a
member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned an M.Ed. degree from
Mississippi State University. Jo is a member of American Christian
Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Visit Jo's website at www.johuddleston.com
where you can read first chapters of her novels and novellas and sign
up for her mailing lis to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as
well as timely updates and announcements.
Email Jo at email@example.com
That Summer (Caney Creek Series Book 1) Have read other works by the author and enjoyed the reads. This one starts out with Jim and he's had enough of his father's treatment and leaves to go to the city for a job and a place to stay. He hopes his father won't take it out on the younger kids still at home. His mother understands but is torn from his leaving. He is introduced to not only the plant owners daughter, Caroline but the ways of the city life,drinking with the guys and life at the boarding house. Events and people break them apart and the only thing he can rely on is to go back to the church and follow his Bible and God. Story follows each of them over the years...such heart aches and struggles during the depression and deaths... So strong through to the end. I was given the book from the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review