Walking Through Shadowsby Bev Marshall
"The mysterious murder of seventeen-year-old Sheila Barnes on Lloyd Cotton's dairy farm scandalizes the quiet town of Zebulon, Mississippi, in 1941. Among those most deeply affected by the tragedy are her young husband, Stoney, and the Cotton family, who took Sheila in and loved her as their own." Though abused by her father, labeled "slow-witted," and burdened with a… See more details below
"The mysterious murder of seventeen-year-old Sheila Barnes on Lloyd Cotton's dairy farm scandalizes the quiet town of Zebulon, Mississippi, in 1941. Among those most deeply affected by the tragedy are her young husband, Stoney, and the Cotton family, who took Sheila in and loved her as their own." Though abused by her father, labeled "slow-witted," and burdened with a physical deformity, Sheila approaches life with a cheerful optimism and an unwavering belief in the power of everyday magic. She quickly becomes the Best Friend of eleven-year-old Annette Cotton, and somehow charms and changes everyone around her, proving to many that wisdom often comes from unlikely places.
- MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.27(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.07(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 - 18 Years
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I really enjoyed this book, to was hard to put down. It is well written and made you feel like you were in the South during the 40s with Annette and the others.
Walking Through Shadows tells the story of Sheila Barnes, a very unique seventeen-year-old girl who has a profound effect on the lives of the people around her. The novel is set in a quiet little town in Mississippi in 1941. Sheila, who has suffered from brutal abuse from her father, is invited to move to Lloyd Cotton¿s dairy farm to escape her horrible situation and work for him. Everyone who comes into contact with Sheila grows to adore her and the town is astounded when Sheila is found dead in the cornfields. All the characters are suddenly forced to deal with perplexing circumstances. But those who knew Sheila well and grieved the most would come to find that they have learned many lessons from her that would help them to deal with the tragedy of her death. Bev Marshall created an enthralling world that I was eager to visit each time I opened her book and sad to leave when I had to put it down for a moment. She has an extraordinary ability to allow the reader to hear each character¿s voice clearly. All the different accounts given by each character of the events in the story help the reader to see all the sides through many sets of eyes and commiserate with everyone involved. The story is beautifully crafted and undeniably magical. I identify with the young girl, Annette. I can relate with her innocent ways of viewing the world and how they caused her deep torment and confusion in trying to deal with the realities throughout the book. I believe everyone can find a character, if not several, to which he or she can relate. I¿m glad Bev Marshall is sharing her story with the world. I strongly urge everyone to pick up her book and enter this world she has created and be as enchanted as I have been.