paperback POD version, I am giving away up to
ten copies of Red Clay and Roses eversion for those who
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Set in the Deep South during a period of civil unrest, Red Clay and Roses is a fictional account of a true story. The discovery of an old ledger opens a window into life in a time when women were supposed to keep quiet and serve, abortion was illegal, adoption difficult, and racism rampant.
Mystery, rape, murder, drama, and forbidden love meld as the origin of the ledger unfolds. Sybil reveals that she was an unconventional, independent, high spirited young white woman in the 1950s-60s in a world that belonged to the white man.
Sybil defies the norm to open her own business. She becomes the love interest of Nathan, an African-American man, in a summer romance that leaves her mournful. Nathan is a medical student whose father is employed as handyman to The Good Doctor. Nathan’s sister is missing. He cannot know why.
Nathan becomes directly involved in the Civil Rights Movement and Sybil is torn between living the mundane life of her peers or a life that involves fastening herself to a taboo relationship. The seeds of prejudice have been sown by a society that seethed with bigotry.
“Nicholls has a distinct and powerful voice…steeped in history this novel deeply penetrates the surface of a complex era providing a rich and full-bodied reading experience.”
~ Sammie Vittoria, Library Media Specialist
“This is no ordinary fluffy romance novel. This book has substance.”
~ Roseendhar Dasilma, R.N., BSN
There is also a paperback print on demand version on the way! I am very excited about it. It can’t happen fast enough for me:
Susan Koone Nicholls is an R.N. who lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, Greg. She was born, raised and educated in Georgia, where she also raised her family. She has three children, a step-son, and two grandchildren. Orphaned from her mother at an early age, she spent time in foster care and in a children’s group home in the North Georgia Mountains, The Ethyl Harpst Home.
AVAILABLE FROM YOUR FAVORITE EBOOKSELLER: Amazon, iTunes,Barnes and Noble, etc…, or you may purchase a copy on smashwords for $4.99 in a variety of formats, including ePub for your iPad or other reader, a Kindle version, and a pdf version for your computer if you don’t have an ereader device; (a free sample is available). The book will remain at $2.99 on Amazon while the paperback is being prepared. The paperback POD will be available from Amazon for $14.99 soon.
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A FEW REVIEWS:
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Discussion Book June 12, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars Could Not Put It Down May 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I don’t have a lot of spare time to read. When I picked up this book, I suddenly found the time. I could not put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone. You will be pleasantly surprised. Enjoy. I look forward to Mrs. Nicholls next book, can’t wait!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Clay and Roses May 22, 2013
By nan sief
Red Clay and Roses is a memorable account of the dramatic triumph and tragedy of a woman and a man,- of love and life in the South, couldn’t put it down. A MUST READ!! This new book has appeal for men and women of all ages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Book! May 21, 2013
By Linda Weese
This story is a mix of mystery, murder, drama and forbidden love. Each chapter makes you want to read the next. I read many books. This one evoked deep feelings within me as women face these same challenges today.
5 out of 5 stars Historical Fiction from the American South
By justanothersoul-Apr 9, 2013
An interracial romance with murder and racial tension galore! Add to this an illegal abortionist and you have quite a story!