fairy tales? Theyre back
. The strangers came first
for the timber. Next they came for the coal. Now, theyve
returnedfor Widows Hollow.
ever doubted God? They did. How much suffering will He allowto
redeem one soul?
Prepare to fall in love with four year old Daniel Ruddy.
It is 1975,
vandals plague the S&S. While portents and nightmares add
to the horrors, The Train Man returns, knowing that trespassers
pose a greater threat.
it like to go toe-to-toe with evil? To fight the very Prince
of Darkness? This is the challenge that faces twelve-year-old
Willie MacGregor and his best friend, Johanna.
is that there are no rules in J. Helen Elza's pulsating and
rare collection of poetry,
All That Stays.
Laced with Frosty whispers, the traditional poems are as warm
and friendly as a winter fireplace.
J. Helen Elza
grew up second oldest among seven brothers and two sisters
in a rowdy household in the Dallas suburb of Hurst, Texas,
where early on, books became Elza's best friends. Her love
for reading and writing began in childhood and continued
into 1972 when a chance encounter with a stranger redirected
the course of her life and birthed Elza's dreams of becoming
J. Helen Elza became an American best-selling author with
the release of her first novel, Rosemillion, book I of
The Appalachian Trilogy. Readers comment that the author's
portrayal of Appalachia and its people from the early
50s to the mid-70s is so real, they can smell the biscuits
baking and feel the weight of the beautiful handmade quilts.
Elza experienced the amazing people from the Kentucky, Virginia,
and the West Virginia Mountains of Appalachia throughout
her thirty-year marriage to a man from "W" Hollow,
Greenup, Kentucky. He and his family were neighbors to
Jesse Stuart, Kentucky's beloved novelist and poet laureate,
who mentions them in his books.
Elza writes and people watches full-time from Jacob's Pond,
her home in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of
East Tennessee where she lives with her family, three dogs,
a bodacious cat, one visiting raccoon, and a variety of
other woodland critters.
In her own words, "I love what I'm doing and I'm
doing what I love."
What fans are saying
An extremely well-written story showing that all differences
between the bigoted, well bred rich people in a small Kentucky
community and the poor as dirt, uneducated people from Widows
Hollow come to nothing when the truth is discovered in the end.
A seemingly impossible love develops between a wealthy man from
town and a girl with no formal education from the Hollows. A
wonderful mystery is solved in the books last pages.
Rosemillion is a heart-wrenching story of extremely poor mountain
people struggling to preserve their life-styles. I loved the way
Pick, Stump Simpson, Mamma John and their neighbors portrayed
decent people who were honest, trustworthy, and fiercely supportive
of each other. We saw greed and lack of human compassion in wealthy
Stephen Stalworth. The character development in this book was
deep as Suzanne, Jan, and others tried to breach the class barriers
to help the people of Widows Hollow. The author enabled me to
feel that I was actually there at times, the mark of a top quality
Linda Husvar ljhorsewoman April 24, 2015
of the best books I have read!
Great story cant wait to read book 2 return to widows
hollow J. Helen Elza is a great author and story teller.
This author is fantastic.
It is one of the best books I have read. The novel truly touched
my heart. A gentle read, but also a page turner. Mtn Rose
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