The ebook can be found in Kindle and Nook Stores and in paperback on Amazon and in my bookstore http://www.booksbyfaybookstore.weebly.com Just look for Tread Lightly Sibby by Fay Risner.
The cover picture holds special meaning for me. The wedding picture is my grandparents - Addie and William Bullock in July 1902. They are such a good looking couple I couldn’t resist using them for Sibby and Brice Monroe.
Here is the synopsis on the back cover of the book.
Serbina Ellen 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 gristmill and sawmill were busy. Sibby looked forward to the day when lawless renegades in the area were replaced with law abiding citizens. She wanted Texas County, Missouri to be a safe place for her children to grow up. A place where folks lived side by side without being labeled as a Federalist or Confederate sympathizer. Suddenly, Sibby finds her world shattered. Two lawmen, escorting two horse thieves, back to Springfield talk Brice into traveling through the wilderness grove with them. Two weeks later when a young boy finds the thieves dangling from the end of ropes in the grove, Brice is the only one around to point the 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, Missouri as he can get.
I have an Aunt and Uncle in Texas County and have enjoyed many vacations in that area. It just seemed like the perfect place to set this story. Mark Twain National forest runs north of Huston. Roads run between the timbered hills and rocky bluffs in roller coaster fashion. Deer and turkey graze in pastures with cattle.
Soon I’ll post the first chapter of Tread Lightly Sibby so you can see what the book is like. Have a good week where ever you are.