Now Fictionwise sells ebooks, something I can't use myself. I haven't got an ebook reader. But if you are interested in a good adventure novel, and would like the 'hold-it-in-your-hands' version - a hard-back sized paperback, you can go to LULU.com and order the paperback version.
|Hey, I want my book to sell! I do! I spent a lot of time and tears writing it, and I think it's a good book. It has enough history to ground it in reality, and plenty of intersting characters to make the reading worthwhile. If you follow the links at Fictionwise you can read the first chapter. I hope that's hook enough to getcha to buy it. LOL|
To give you an idea of what the book is about, here's the description I wrote for it to use at sellers' websites.
Isaac Benning sees action in the disaster of The Waxhaws. Horrified at the outcome of that battle, Isaac goes home. Enlistment over, he feels he can no longer face the horrors of war. But the War won't let him remain at home. Indian incursions into White areas, and a call to arms from the Virginia Militia, lead him to rethink his feelings. In his heart he knows he must 'do his duty' and return. Along the way he will befriend a small band of Indians, hunt raiders near his home, lead men into battle once more at Kings Mountain.
There's a review at LULU.com, well two! But my Mother's I will discount, although she's been a tough critic while this was being written and edited.
Benning's War 3 Jun 2006
by Felecia R. Ellis
A Novel of the American Revolution
by Jeffrey Keenan
Jeffrey Keenan skillfully transports his readers to a time when American was young and still struggling for independence. Keenan's novel depicts the struggles and adventures of the Benning family during the American Revolutionary War. Isaac Benning is portrayed as a strong man of few words, scarred by the evils of war. Abraham Benning is the patriarch. Benjamin, Joseph and Anne round out this loving
Frontier family that takes in three orphans as there own.
This story begins during the summer of 1870 and culminates later that fall after the battle of Kings Mountain. This book is much more than a war story. It is about friendships, family and faith. It exposes the ugliness of prejudice and the ignorance of those that indulge in it. This novel explores the depths of friendships; that transcend language and race. Keenan beautifully weaves a tale that shows the strength in family unity. He touches on the struggles of the faithful, when faced with the aftermath of battle. There is so much to this novel that I cannot say in just a few paragraphs. What I can say it that the writer moved me. This book made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry and then gave me a smile. The author takes you on an emotional ride and gives you a history lesson in the process. Well done Jeffrey Keenan. I read this book in two sittings.
Felecia R. Ellis
If you decide to buy this, please let me know what you think of it. I am interested in how it affects the reader, and what you think of it as a story, much less as Historical Fiction. Buy it! You won't regret it!