I have a book announcement for my newest novel, Hidden Dreams that is set to be released in June, 2021.
2020 was a difficult year for us all. During this time, I was able, with the help of my editor Marsha Rhodes, to fulfill my dream of bringing my Southern Dreams to life. I began my Southern Dreams stories years ago and it brought peace to me then and now.
Hidden Dreams is part of Southern Dreams stories of rhapsodies and struggles of the Bellamead family living on the Bella Oak Plantation established in 1844 in South Carolina. Each generation of the Bellamead family chronicles events that weave the years to unite the tapestry of life.
Hidden Dreams is set in the 60’s. The story brings memories back when I grew up in a small town in Arkansas. Life seemed simple. I stayed out after dark, caught fireflies, watch the stars get brighter in the sky and on hot summer days, I was able to go swimming in a creek. I can still hear the sound of the crystal clear water flowing over smooth rocks and listening to the birds singing in the trees while sitting on the bank of the creek.
The characters in Hidden Dreams lives were twisted together from a young age, but life and fate took over.
Charlie Bellamead, her name everyone used except her mom and Pearl who used Charlene, wasn’t a southern belle at all. However, she was a true southern girl full of mischief and only told her hidden dreams to one other, her best friend Ramona.
Jessie, Ramona’s brother, stood tall, very handsome with the same blonde hair and blue eyes as Ramona.
Jessie stared at the young girl he’d loved his entire life, his hidden dream. He’d been able to hide his feeling for years, but it was getting harder each day. Thoughts swirled in his mind as he looked into Charlie’s green eyes. He knew he wasn’t right for her, a poor boy from a small farm and her a rich plantation owner’s daughter. He also knew she had her own dreams for her future and he wasn’t a part of them and he’d never be.
Now, I hope Hidden Dreams will bring some joy into your life.
See you soon.
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