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How about a sneak preview of A Balm in Gilead? The first chapter is below to whet your appetite and find out what the Greybeal House family is doing in the late summer and early fall of 1864.
I’m excited to get the “bugs” (interpretation: the spelling and grammatical errors, and other weird stuff) out of the manuscript so I can get it published and share it with everyone.
My beta readers gave A Balm in Gilead A+ grades, which makes me confident that folks out there will enjoy the story.
Even though Maggie lives in the USA during the 1860s, I feel that she has something to say to those of us living in the early 21st century. After all, the 1860s were contentious times in the USA, and so are the 2020s. Perhaps there is something we can learn from those days.
There also is a story to enjoy with characters with whom you are familiar if you have followed the series. The small town of Blaineton is a fractious place – people are frustrated, feel that other people are threatening their well-being, and so much more. And that means those folks are not terribly different from us. We can identify with them, even when we’re cringing!
So, feel welcome to read the first chapter. You’ll find hints as to where the story is going character-wise and story line-wise.
Hope you enjoy it.
Also – Please remember to be kind!
Janet R. Stafford
Janet Stafford, Squeaking Pips Founder