Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Review:That Summer by:Jo Huddleston

About the Book:
An Inspirational Southern historical novel

The Great Depression brings devastation to
The Southern Appalachians but love’s triangle survives.

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.

That Summer is Book #1 in the Caney Creek Series. Book #2 and book #3 are scheduled to release in April 2013 and September 2013, respectively. Follow the Callaway family through all three books. Live their triumphs, sorrows, achievements, and losses. Walk along with them as they meet faith challenges and fight to regain a rightful place in God's plan.

About the Author:
Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). She holds a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University.

My Review:
 As a child I would hear my parents talk all too often about The Great Depression and hard it was for my parents families to survive such a devastating time. My parents had me late in life, my dad was born in 1929 and my mother in 1938. I found that era in time and history to be fasinating especially as we embark on what I feel are uncertain times. The author Jo Huddleston gives an excellent account of the triumphs and struggles of Appilachian families during the Great Depression. To keep up to date on this author and her writings you can visit her at this link

 She shares with us that even though those times were so hard on all of our family members that there was one true, constant and that was our Father. This book introduces you to two teenagers that grow up in the same general area and show how their lives intertwine to create a very good and strong backdrop to the life and times of those days. I really enjoyed the first in the series and look forward to what comes next!

If you are interested in purchasing this book you can at this link. It is available in paperback or kindle editions.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.