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Facing David Dunn

Readers;  Here is a little more from the novel in progress.  To give you some context, “Rachel” below is Rachel Thompson, the main character in the book.  She is contemplating buying an old mansion in the little town where she … Continue reading

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life above the common

Originally posted on Joseph E Bird:
Mohler House, St. Albans, WV, 1911 Life above the common. I really like that phrase.  I stole it from Larry Ellis.  It’s the theme of his novel-in-progress about Rachel, a young woman, who, upon…

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More From The Book

Here’s a little more on the background of Rachel Thompson, the main character of the book.  Ed. Rachel stood by the tall windows looking out onto the river in the late twilight. On this winter evening the river would remain … Continue reading

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More From The Book

Here’s a little more on the background of Rachel Thompson, the main character of the book.  Ed. Rachel stood by the tall windows looking out onto the river in the late twilight.   On this winter evening the river would … Continue reading

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Newport News 1913

Readers;  Here is the latest bit of work on the novel in progress.  I have introduced a character by the name of WK Vanderbilt.  He was a real guy and really did most of the stuff that I attribute to … Continue reading

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Isaac Martin Meets W.K. Vanderbilt

Readers;  Here is another bit from the novel in progress.  This is a bit of the back story that takes place in the early part of the 20th century, before WWI.             Isaac Martin’s timber … Continue reading

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Getting to The Point

Readers; If you’ve been following along, you know that I have been working on a conversation between two of the principal characters in the story – Rachel Thompson and Jacob Eaton.  Jacob fell for her when they were both in … Continue reading

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How Hard He Fell

Readers;  Here is another snippet from the book.  This one tells how Jacob Eaton fell in love with Rachel Thompson, the book’s protagonist.  It happened, years before the story in the book begins, when the two of them were about … Continue reading

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An Evening of Beginnings

  Hey, Readers;  Here’s another snippet from the book.  In this scene our protagonist, Rachel Thompson, has recalled an old flame back to the little town where they grew up to help her evaluate some paintings she has found in … Continue reading

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What’s In Those Old Trunks?

  The Loetschental Valley, Switzerland         It was Saturday and by noon an astonished representative of Sotheby’s was on the scene.  After reviewing the contents of the trunks, he took Jake and Rachel to an upstairs room … Continue reading

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