In 1936 Millie is nine years old. She is full of spunk, possessing clarity of thought and wisdom of the ages, passed down somehow- perhaps through her Choctaw lineage- and landing like wings upon her shoulders.
Her ability to understand the truth about people, their foibles and strengths helps her to survive the hand she has been dealt- her life- rife with secrets, sins, and dreams deferred. Millie's father rides the rodeo and her mother has simply tuned out due to the abuse she has suffered, losing herself in music, books, and her "medicine".
Into the Free has garnered well-deserved praise. It is a gem worth seeking out. If you love excellent writing and a story full of surprises this one's for you. You will LOVE free falling Into the Free.
Oh, did I mention that a sequel is in the works?
(Read on for more information from the publisher!)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julie served as contributing editor to MOMSense magazine and wrote content for Mothers of Preschoolers, Intl. for nearly a decade. Additionally, she has contributed to more than a dozen books. Into Th Free is her first book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.
For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key which unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.
Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
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