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Two eleven-year-old girls, Sarah Sue, white, and Princetta, black, live in a South Alabama town, during in 1944.

Two eleven-year-old girls, Sarah Sue, white, and Princetta, black, live in a South Alabama town in 1944.

Pine Cones and Magnolia Blossoms

Two eleven-year-old girls, Sarah Sue, white, and Princetta, black, live in a South Alabama town, during in 1944. Sarah Sue becomes friends with Princetta, the daughter of their black cook. Sarah Sue knows it is not suitable to have a colored girl for a friend, but for the first time, she begins to notice the difficulties of being black.

Sarah Sue dares anything for fun, instigating escapades that get both girls into trouble. She questions the wrongs of Princetta’s life and thinks customs can change. Eventually she comes to know, “Not as much separates blacks and whites as we thought.”

Lillie Kate moves into the funeral home to live and discovers a lady ghost.

Lillie Kate moves into the funeral home to live and discovers a lady ghost.

Goodnight, Mrs. Dinglewall.  Sleep Tight!

Lillie Kate, turning eleven, has just moved into the town’s only funeral home to live. She is rebellious and unhappy to leave her home in the country, to have to make new friends. When strange happenings occur, she determines to investigate.

Chloe's life is a disaster until she learns to trust the meaning of friendship.

Chloe’s life is a disaster until she learns to trust the meaning of friendship.

Inventing Chloe

Chloe has issues. She hates her life.  Her mother dies. She has no money. She finds a baby in the airport restr

oom. What more could happen to this sixteen-year-old girl from Houston?  Life takes a turn for the better once she learns to trust and understand the meaning of friendship. And through it all, she may just realize that God really is looking out for her

 

AnnaMarie determines to be her own person and renew her friendship with a high school friend.

AnnaMarie determines to be her own person and renew her friendship with a high school friend.

Retrieving Morning

An adult novel

AnnaMarie Whitson, a widow in her twilight years, has spent five years caring for her ill husband.  Now she is determined to become an independent woman. Her adult children expect her to serve as their babysitter and

maintain their childhood home. She attends her high school reunion and becomes re-acquainted with Jay, a boyfriend from the past. Can AnnaMarie and Jay overcome their family’s objections and retrieve the morning of their lives?

To order, please contact me directly at JoAn@josbooks.com

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