Falling Springs; A novel based on a true story

Falling Springs; A novel based on a true story

by Marylee Jackson

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Keely Marie McLaughlin felt there was a secret surrounding her birth. She was keeping a secret from her momma, and she'd told a whopper of a lie, too. She was also about to have the encounter of her lifetime.
Keely's story unfolds in the summertime of 1929 in Southern Illinois, in the tiny rural town of Dupo. Her father works for the railroad, and her mother runs a small café and confectionary. Keely is the oldest child of four, all born into a loving, hardworking Irish family. The Great Depression is looming, which is guaranteed to make their lives worse, but they make the best of bad situations by calling on their love for one another, their faith, and their many skills to overcome what they'll need to survive. Although the family lives in poverty, they have a rich life knowing they are blessed no matter their hardships.
Keely has also recently bloomed from a child mature beyond her years into a colorful young woman who unexpectedly meets a handsome, naive boy from the city when he enters the café.
The young man, William Benjamin O'Malley, finds sanctuary among the McLaughlins. Keely and Will cannot deny their immediate attraction to one another, which is obvious to all. Her father deems Keely and Will's young love forbidden. An act of Will's tenderness toward her family cements Keely's love for him, which also turns her father's fears and dislike for Will into admiration and acceptance. He ulitmately approves of Keely's relationship with Will, especially since it was revealed that Will too, has a secret of his own, which will take him far away from Keely.
Each time Will leaves Keely to travel home to St. Louis, he promises that he will come back to her. Keely in return, promises she'll wait for him without question. Full of love and coupled with unfulfilled desires as teenagers when they bid each other their final farewells; they vow to reunite one day. Years later, Will surprises Keely with a visit. The sparks continue to fly between them. Their ensuing love story will come at a huge price that neither of them could have ever imagined. Their adult love story continues in the upcoming sequel, Following Seas.

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BN ID: 2940161873755
Publisher: Covenant Books
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 659 KB

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This book takes the reader and child on a journey from the very beginning of His story to His victorious resurrection from the dead. In this way though pictures and rhymes, the child can get to know God, His values, likes and dislikes. It is a glimpse into Bible heroes who prevailed over evil and others who tasted defeat and the lessons to be learned from their examples.
A child will marvel at His heroes that are far more amazing, courageous, and colorful than any that pop culture can offer; moreover, these were actual people, not characters invented from a comic book (e.g., Spider Man) or from a cartoon (e.g., Woody and Buzz Lightyear). This is not a book of fantasy, but of truths that are imparted in God’s story via values rooted in reality whose message transformed lives then, and still today.

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Falling Springs: A novel based on a true story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SleepyAkita More than 1 year ago
Let first start off by saying I will read a book of any subject matter, but if the author fails to grab me by my hand and pull me into the story with them I'm done pretty much done before I even start. With that said...the characters in this story will jump off the page and take hold of your heart. Keely, Linara and even lil' Gert are so well developed by the author you might even believe they were real life people. Hmmmm.... Needless to say I surely did finish this book and let me tell you it did not disappoint. Now I am excited to see where the next book will take these characters.