Middle grade fiction. 48,000 words. Eleven-year-old Bethany is uprooted from her mid-sized Ohio town to rural West Virginia. She misses her friends, grieves that her family has been broken apart.
At the small school she is forced to attend, the sixth-grade girls are friendly at first. Then, led by a domineering girl named Marsha, the girls turn on her, teasing and taunting.
Lonely and unhappy, Bethany explores the ridge behind their rented farm. She discovers a stone chimney, a remnant of a pioneer cabin. She hears sounds, voices, then the names—Emily and Joseph. She runs away in fear, but on another visit, she hears fragments of conversation captured in the ancient stones. Unbelievably, time pulls her back two hundred years plunging her into a life filled with beauty and danger.
|Publisher:||Jane Ellen Freeman|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Jane Ellen is a member of West Virginia Writers, Florida Writers Association, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Two chapter books, JEREMIAH LUCKY AND THE GUARDIAN ANGEL and JEREMIAH LUCKY FINDS PUPPY LOVE, are Jane's first published books for children. Jane Ellen is pleased to debut THE WHISPERING CHIMNEY with Ingram/Spark. She now lives in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia where she enjoys the strong community of writers near Shepherdstown and the many programs offered by Shepherd University and Four Seasons Bookstore.