on: February 18, 2008, 3:16 pm
Release Author: Frances Bennett / Bookstand Publishing
Release Summary: The Journey is a historical fiction novel that
decribes a way of life for settlers that few of us can gather in.
Release Body: The Journey ISBN: 978-1-58909-454-3
historical fiction novel by Frances Bennett and
Bennett never dreamed that the articles she began writing
for a Union Parish, Louisiana paper in 2004 would lead the way to
a book publisher. For the weekly article, she searched her memory
and wrote of nostalgic things such as school days in the 40’s,
and how things were done when two grades occupied the same room
in the little sawmill town of Urbana, Arkansas. But Bennett soon
realized that her memories wouldn’t sustain the column for
long, so she began a serialized story from her mother’s bible
records and things her maternal grandmother told as they sat in
front of a crackling fire on cold winter nights. As a nine year
old, Bennett tucked it away in her heart and relived it all before
she fell asleep.
continued story was an instant success, and through questions to
Bennett and her editor as to whether she was writing a book, the
seed was planted. From this came, The Journey.
story begins in 1899 when newly weds, Lona and Charlie Stegall,
along with two of Charlie’s brothers, leave North Carolina
on a wagon train headed for Union County, Arkansas, where another
brother has settled. They cross rivers and bury the dead to finally
arrive at their destination. Frighteningly beautiful descriptions
of happenings fill the pages of The Journey during
Lona and Charlie’s lifetime on a homestead that was carved
from a wilderness.
about it at: http://www.bookstandpublishing.com/m/francesbennett
Details: Frances Bennett
1359 Hwy. 3121
Spearsville, LA 71277
phone: 318 778 3896
fax: 318 778 4197
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