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J. Helen Elza, speaker, poet, author of women's novels and children's books, has completed the long anticipated *Hard Mountain*, book III of* The Appalachian Trilogy.* Writing from her home on Jacob's Pond in East Tennessee, the author invites readers and fans to discover *Miracle,* her debut book for children ages 6 to 12. jhelenelza.com.
Just because of where you live and how much money you or your family may have, it does next not show how decent you are and what you believe you are. It did my heart good to see the rich get skunked and so call poor win. I grew up in West Virginia in a coal field. Even back in the forties and fifty s there where the mine bosses, then the workers,, and n our community there those who did not have a job. So there were I guess you'd call.it.classes of social standing.in my family we were taught to respect all people in our community.
I just finished Rosemillion and I can say that I was well entertained while reading it. I loved the character descriptions and quickly identified with them. I was transported to the primitive Appalachian enclave by the author and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Most everyone knows that there are pockets of people living in Appalachia who live in abject poverty and this tale describes that very well. The genuine warmth and love that the residents of Widow's Hollow feel for each other is heartwarming. In this story a 16 year old girl suddenly has to step up and raise her siblings due to the deaths of her parents. She is an overcomer and has the grit and determination to see it through in spite of the odds being against her. This is a well written and tender love story sprinkled with surprises, and I will want to read more of the life and times of the heroine, Pick McKinley.
I don't know if it was the editing or what they do to make the book digital,or if even it was the work of the author but the writing did not flow. More than once there words missing or perhaps even entire phrases. I was left to my own imagination in more than one instance and this most definitely affected my appreciation of the story. I've enjoyed other books by this author so I will try the next book in this trilogy before I give up.
I just finished reading this book and couldn't put it down until finished. The felt sad as I'd felt like I knew each and every character in this well written book. Some folks you love and others you hate. The author does a wonderful job of making each character come to life. I highly recommend this book. I am just starting the second book in the trilogy.