Featured Book: Promises by Ardyce Durham



About the book:

Promises chronicles the lives of two boys who are the same age and grow up together. They are more than friends. They are buddies, constant companions, confidants, and accessories in everything they do.

They join the Confederate Army together in March of 1862 and engage in and survive some of the most catastrophic battles of the War Between the States.  On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg their lives are forever changed.  One of them dies and the other one zigzags his way through another three-quarters of a century’s worth of joyous moments, heartbreaking tragedies, surprises, secrets, and the fulfillment of promises.
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Author Interview With Andrew Joyce


Today we’ve got another great interview to share with our readers, this time with Andrew Joyce, author of Redemption and Molly Lee. You can learn more about Andrew Joyce and his books by visiting andrewjoyce76.com, or by clicking on any of the links at the bottom of the page.

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Author Guest Post: Andrew Joyce

Many thanks this week to author Andrew Joyce for joining our blog for a special guest post!

My name is Andrew Joyce, and I write books for a living. Johanna has been kind enough to allow me a little space on her blog to promote my new book, MOLLY LEE. The story is a female-driven account of a young naive girl’s journey into an independent, strong woman and all the trouble she gets into along the way.

Now you may possibly be asking yourself, What is a guy doing writing in a woman’s voice? And that’s a good question. I can only say that I did not start out to write about Molly; she just came to me one day and asked that I tell her story.

Perhaps I should start at the beginning.
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Of Blood and Brothers: Book Two by E. Michael Helms


 Reporter Calvin Hogue is back, and wastes no time in uncovering the rest of the Malburn brothers’ story. . . Continue reading “Of Blood and Brothers: Book Two by E. Michael Helms”

Of Blood and Brothers – Book One – A Novel of The Civil War by E. Michael Helms

In the midst of the Civil War, two brothers fight from opposite sides of the battlefield. . .

As a rookie reporter, Calvin Hogue has been given an assignment to cover the Malburn family reunion, but when he meets the aged Civil War veteran Daniel Malburn, he realizes that he has stumbled onto the story of a lifetime- a tale of two brothers fighting opposite sides of the civil war. He is determined to record their story for future generations before it is lost forever, meeting with the brothers separately, learning their stories and publishing them in weekly installments. Before long, his articles have gathered quite a following, but before he can finish the job, tragedy strikes, and he must return home- leaving behind an unfinished tale and the love of his life.

In this brilliantly written novel by E. Michael Helms, the reader is offered a glimpse into this dark period of American history, full of tragedy, hardships, and incredible loss of life. Helms’ knowledge of the Civil War era and its battles is impressive as he leads the reader through the story, poignantly capturing the hopes, fears, and struggles of soldiers on the battlefield.

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When Johnny Came Marching Home by William Heffernan

A raw and emotional story about the consequences of war . . .

When Johnny Came Marching Home follows the story of Jubal Foster and his two best friends, Johnny and Abel- country boys raised in the woods of Vermont. Inseparable, they do everything together, from hunting deer to pulling pranks and practical jokes; and when the call comes for them to serve their country, the three friends eagerly decide to enlist together to fight in the Civil War. But they soon discover that war is not as glorious and noble as they once thought, experiencing first-hand it’s consequences in the tolls it takes, and the effects it has on those who survive.

After the war, Jubal returns home with an amputated arm and a heavy heart, weighed down with secrets he must take with him to the grave. Abel has been killed, and only he and Johnny remain- but Johnny has changed, and is no longer the kind innocent boy he used to be.  Continue reading “When Johnny Came Marching Home by William Heffernan”