Rose Allen McCauley
I think we all like new beginnings, especially if they are ones we have been hoping for and working toward. BUT, they can still involve a lot of work and patience and perseverance to help make our dreams come true.
My past year has been a lot like that and also for my character in Pressing On, my novella in my latest book from Barbour, The Erie Canal Brides Collection.
Short blurb for Pressing On, my novella in the collection:
As a child, Amanda Mack loved her life in Zoar, Ohio where she was born to Separatist parents who had helped build the Erie/Ohio canal. Now an adult (1857), she starts to chafe at its many restrictions. After meeting riverboat captain Daniel Jeremiah, they both must make decisions about their futures.
But, by the end of the novella, she is beginning to see some of her dreams come true, giving her courage to take the final steps to leave all she has ever known.
The back cover blurb for the whole collection is:
Seven romance stories take you back to the building of the Erie Canal and the opening of the Midwest to greater development.
Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes to the Hudson River, and soon other states like Ohio created canals linking Lake Erie to the Ohio River. Suddenly the Midwest was open to migration, the harvesting of resources, and even tourism. Join seven couples who live through the rise of the canals and the problems the waterways brought to each community, including land grabs, disease, tourists, racism, and competition. Can these couples hang on to their faith and develop love during times of intense change?
This book covers many of the big inventions and innovations that rocked the world. There are so many things going on, everyone should be able to find a story that is their favorite. I hope you enjoy this collection.
You can find it at: http://bit.ly/NUG-1903
To win a copy of this book (print or e-book) you must have a US mailing address and tell me something you would like to read a book about.
Thank you, Rose, for being my guest today. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, March 20th, at 1 PM EST. Good luck, readers! Make sure you leave the comment about what you’d like to read in order to enter.
Rose Allen McCauley has been writing since she retired from teaching school and joined American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She is thrilled for this to be her third collection with Barbour and her seventh published work. She and her spouse just celebrated their golden anniversary with their three children and their spouses and now six grandchildren! She loves to hear from her readers. You can connect with her at:
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