As I’m writing stories of hardship and deprivation like this one, the desire to keep everything as realistic as possible is what weighs on my mind. I don’t want to overdo it, yet I certainly love to push characters to the limit. The Stampers, and particularly Wallis Ann, have been through some extraordinary difficult times with plenty of suffering and tremendous losses. They did get a reprieve, and were able to gather their strength. That was a good thing, because it’s apparent as I moved towards the end of the book, I’d decided I wasn’t done with these poor characters just yet.
Chapter Twenty Six
We only bothered putting up one tent, and I placed my cot in with Momma and Papa’s, a way to combine our body heat.
Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOK Fall/Winter 2017, and a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trio Pick for 2018, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET releases December 26th, 2017.
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