Based on a true story Tread Lightly Sibby is a Historical fiction book set in Texas County, Missouri. The story is about a lawless time after the Civil War when north and south still felt divided. This story is about a brave woman who managed to endure the hard times for her family and find romance. In keeping with creating my own book covers, I used this century old family picture. The wedding photo on the front cover is that of my father's parents July 1902 in southern Missouri.sibby-cover-lp Serbina Monroe had high hopes at the end of the Civil War for life to be better than it had been during the last four strife filled years. Her husband, Brice, came home from the war wounded, but he had fully recovered. His grist mill and sawmill were busy. Sibby looked forward to the day when renegades in the area was replaced with law abiding citizens. She wanted Texas County, Missouri to be a safe place for her children to grow up in. A place where folks lived side by side without being labeled a Federalist or Confederate sympathizer. Suddenly, Sibby finds her world shattered. Two lawmen escorting two horse thieves stop to talk to Brice about traveling through the wilderness grove with them. Two weeks later, a young boy finds the horse thieves dangling from the end of ropes in the grove. Brice is the only one around to point a finger at. He says he's innocent, but he knows he won't be able to find an unbiased jury. There are men in Texas County that have their own reasons for wanting Brice Monroe out of the way. His only alternative is to run as far from Texas County as he can get and leave Sibby and their children to pay the consequences. The book can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble plus in 12 font in those sites and as ebook on kindle, nook and smashwords.com Books make wonderful Christmas gifts. Enjoy my books and other authors. Fay Risner
Locked Rock, Iowa Hatchet Murders in Large Print Standard Title sounds like a real horror story. Locked Rock, Iowa Hatchet Murders, an Amazing Gracie Mystery in the Gracie Evans series. Actually, the closest the book has gotten to horror is becoming a prop for a movie – Outcast. However there are murders by hatchet in the book that makes it a who dun it story. A book in the series Amazing Gracie Mysteries A book in the series Amazing Gracie Mysteries Synopsis for the book Locked Rock, Iowa is lively again with Gracie Evans and her friends antics. Enjoy this story about Moser Mansion Rest Home for women residents when they attempt to make conditions better for women in 1905. What do you know! Gracie Evans, Moser Mansion resident, has turned into a women’s activist which is going to get her in plenty of trouble. Locked Rock’s newspaper is full of news from back east and the women in town read all about it. Suffragettes are burning their corsets to draw attention to the fact they want the same right to vote as the men which due to their efforts gave women the right to vote in August, 1920. Women are trying to bring on prohibition with the help of Carrie A. Nation, Temperance Movement leader, by smashing saloons with hatchets. Gracie enlists the women’s bible study group to organize a Temperance march. She means well, but before she knows it, she’s turned the men in town against the women. The march gets Gracie and two others arrested. Her community service punishment as the town’s telephone operator puts her in the hot seat right where the men in town want her so they can threaten her. However, someone does more than threaten the town’s Temperance leader Ida Frank. A killer hacks Ida and her family to death with the Moser Mansion hatchet. Rafe Johnson’s blood hounds trail a scent to Moser Mansion. All of Locked Rock’s citizens are on edge and looking for someone to blame the murders on. Gracie Evans is the men’s prime suspect. My books can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and ebooks are in Kindle, Nook and smashwords.com If you try this book or any other of the books I’ve written, Enjoy, and remember books make great Christmas present in any form. Author Fay Risner
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