Sometimes There's a Dove [NOOK Book]

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A story placed in the forties about a family's hard work, faith and determination as they work through rough times while they head from the Delta lands of Mississippi to a war plant in Tennessee. Clair Brown and her family are cast headlong into life's tests and trials, sweeping them like a mighty river to finally rest in quiet and peaceful waters.
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Sometimes There's a Dove

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Overview

A story placed in the forties about a family's hard work, faith and determination as they work through rough times while they head from the Delta lands of Mississippi to a war plant in Tennessee. Clair Brown and her family are cast headlong into life's tests and trials, sweeping them like a mighty river to finally rest in quiet and peaceful waters.
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Editorial Reviews

Kathy Hill
Sometimes There's a Dove is filled with wonderful accounts of a child's simple life. Tales of fishing, climbing trees, ghost stories, and new love were touching and well described....
Leslie Hegwood
While her parents travel the country desperate to find work in the middle of World War II, Clair and her three siblings see every day as an adventure with fishing, dirt-dobber catching and playing catch on the daily list of things to do....
Rita Porter
Told from Claire's perspective, Sometimes There is A Dove contains some humorous antics common to all kids and memories from an era gone by with a slower and seemingly safer pace of life.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000072011
  • Publisher: Twilight Times Books
  • Publication date: 5/15/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 164
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Ward is a self-taught Mississippi artist and writer who overcame a severe learning disability called dyslexia. In the third grade, at twelve years old, she made a decision to beat this disabling and painful situation after a special education teacher told her, and her Mother, that she would, 'never read past pre-primer'... She quit school and after a long struggle she learned how to read and write and went on, without any formal training, to earn her diploma.

Against all odds, she went into the field of writing, and challenged all the doubts. Thus making a statement of the undaunting spirit and never ceasing ability to be successful by holding fast to one's dreams. Keeping in mind the motto of her Mother, "How can you fail if you never quit?" she faithfully stayed in the race and now has had her first book, Sometimes There's a Dove, published by Twlight Times Books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2005

    Really Great read!

    I laughed, I cried and I couldn't put this book down! This is one of the classics! What a wonderful book for ALL ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2005

    Priceless treasure!

    I haven't enjoyed a book this much in years! Simply put, Sometimes There's a Dove is what this world has been lacking. History comes alive in this fun and entertaining story of a family and their tests and trials during depression, world war and poverty. The opening line of this story will catch you, hold you and never let you go! 'It was the beginning of fall, 1939 and the great depression, that had attached itself to the world like a giant leach, kept its solid grip. Daddy's search for a decent job seemed to be as fruitless as the fig tree that Jesus smote.' Very enjoyable, entertaining and enlighting. I never knew that we were attacked right here on our very own shores of America during ww2! I learned a lot of facts from this simple tale, it was really well written and fun and the laugh I got when I read about the rooster's funeral made Sometimes there's a Dove worth every cent I paid, yet this wasn't all, by far. These 168 pages are crammed full of life as the characters reach out to you from the past and enclude you in their lives and times. A must read!!!!! Buy it today, you WON'T be sorry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2004

    Outstanding, heartwarming historical tale.

    Cynthia Ward is as much of a master at writing an historical tale as DaVinci was at painting a masterpiece. With every word and paragraph, Cynthia breaths life, as well as color, into her story and characters. `Sometimes There's a Dove¿ is a simply delightful tale of a spit fire, soft hearted southern girl, (Clair Brown) growing up during the Great Depression and World War Two era. She, along with her three siblings, (Shelly, Zeke & Bay) and her parents, (Cooper & Madge Brown), move to the Mississippi Delta to be sharecroppers. They all have high hopes of riches and finery in the beginning, but that fades on the first day when they¿re faced with the hot, back-breaking, finger gouging, labor of the cotton fields. Even though the work is hard, Clair and her family find happiness among the sprawling, hot dry land that seems to hold nothing, but shacks, poverty and cotton. Little does Clair know that it will also hold her heart. This is the revelation that comes to her when they move from the Delta to Oak Ridge Tennessee, where her father gets a job at a war plant that is secretly producing the atomic bomb. Clair¿s search for, `the bird of peace¿ in her world of the normal childhood woes, and the extra ordinary struggles of her time, such as poverty, terror and war is profound and touching. Filled with stories of childhood that are sure to make you laugh, along with heartwarming happenings that will make you cry, `Sometimes There¿s a Dove¿ is destined to be a classic, and is a must read for nostalgic history lovers of all ages.

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