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The Sandspur Special

Available on Amazon.COM

From the author of The Great Southern Circus and The Long Road Home comes the highly anticipated sequel… Snakes, haints, and gators lie in wait for the Simmons family when they move south to north-central Florida in 1917. The family faces an uncertain and frightening future in this strange new land long before paved roads, electricity or indoor plumbing. With this poignant and entertaining new book, you can relive the true adventures of a pioneer family as they climb aboard…

Praise for The Sandspur Special:

“A heart warming story of a southern family that had the courage to pack up everything they owned and move far away to begin a new life in search of a better future. What interesting challenges and adventures they encountered and with an amazing sense of humor ! Their resolve to never give up and stick together as a family regardless of the circumstances personifies the best in Americans. Well worth the read. I highly recommend the Sandspur Special.”
–Amazon reviews.

“A wonderfully told story of the little town where I grew up. The Simmons family were the first of over ten families who relocated to Archer from Alabama in the early 1900’s. They actually were among the founders of the Archer Baptist Church and the area is populated with their descendants.”
–Amazon reviews.



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    The Long Road Home” is a personal story of the lives of James Johnston and Miranda Madderra, the characters you met in “The Great Southern Circus”. This time you will follow their emotional journey through the dark years of the American Civil War.It is a story of hope, despair, joy, heartache, bitter division and reconciliation on a personal level for friends divided by war.

  • The Sandspur Special

    From the author of The Great Southern Circus and The Long Road Home comes the highly anticipated sequel... Snakes, haints, and gators lie in wait for the Simmons family when they move south to north-central Florida in 1917.The family faces an uncertain and frightening future in this strange new land long before paved roads, electricity or indoor plumbing.

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