Page from a Tennessee Journal by Francine Thomas Howard

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A family secret is the inspiration for Francine Thomas Howard's remarkable debut novel, set in 1913, that focuses on a white couple who own a rural Tennessee farm and an African-American husband and wife, sharecroppers who work their land.

In the novel, Annalaura Welles is forced to become the mistress of landowner Alex McNaughton after her husband, John, abandons her and her children. But trouble ensues when McNaughton develops genuine feelings for her. A sexual relationship is culturally acceptable, but love is not.

When John returns, Annalaura must make decisions that will preserve the lives of the main characters and a baby who's on the way. It's a story as suspenseful as it is rich in detail about the evolving relationships between blacks and whites and men and women in the rural south.

Page From a Tennessee Journal is also of note because it's one of the first books to be offered by AmazonEncore, a publishing program from Amazon that includes books that may not catch the eye of traditional publishers. -- Carol Memmott, USA TODAY
 

About Francine Thomas Howard

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Francine Thomas Howard left a rewarding career in pediatric occupational therapy to pursue her first love, writing. She resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Published February 11, 2010 by Lake Union Publishing. 288 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A family secret is the inspiration for Francine Thomas Howard's remarkable debut novel, set in 1913, that focuses on a white couple who own a rural Tennessee farm and an African-American husband and wife, sharecroppers who work their land.In the novel, Annalaura Welles is forced to become the mis...

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