CWA Reviews

That Summer

johuddlestonthumbAuthor BIO: Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). She holds a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University.
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An Inspirational Southern historical novel

COVER That Summer

The Great Depression brings devastation to the Southern Appalachians, but love’s triangle survives.

To escape his poppa’s physical abuse and their dirt-poor farm life, Jim flees to an imagined prosperous city life where he can make his own choices, ignoring God patiently knocking on his heart’s door. Settled in town, Jim strays from God and the way of faith his momma taught him. He meets a girl and loses his heart … and meets another girl and loses his willpower. Jim wrestles with social and moral dilemmas as he makes a choice beside Caney Creek that will alter the lives of five people.

That Summer is Book #1 in the Caney Creek Series. Book #2 and book #3 are scheduled to release in April 2013 and September 2013, respectively. Follow the Callaway family through all three books. Live their triumphs, sorrows, achievements, and losses. Walk along with them as they meet faith challenges and fight to regain a rightful place in God’s plan.

My Review

This story line teaches us the actions we take can affect every generation! The sights and sounds each word so vividly portrayed gave me the feeling of being there, in that time and place.  This fascinating story is set in the beautiful state of Tennessee, and could be every Christians story. “That Summer” is book 1 of the Caney Creek Series and Personally I look forward to revisiting the spiritual journeys of Caney Creek when the sequels come out.

This timely treasure proves our elders passed along so much more than eye color or bad habits. The lessons we learn from Gods word transcend time and space. The God our forefathers served will deal with the hearts of their children long after they are gone. I would recommend this warm, power packed journey to the past to Christians and non – Christians alike. Get a feel for the old South, while  reading this wonderful Biblical lesson in fictional form. This book would make a wonderful gift to any member of the family, and it’s price is a bargain. So much packed into so few pages.


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