Carolyn Fleming Releases 'Journey Proud'
In "Journey Proud: A Novel" (published by Trafford Publishing), author Carolyn Fleming's new novel, readers are transported into a quiet, rural town in Georgia in 1933 and confronted with a mystery that will have them guessing till the very end.
When world traveler - and native - Jason Randolph returns after an absence of 11 years, the town's sleepy days are over. Jason's mysterious appearance is only heightened when Josephine, an infamous beauty, shows up too. As the story plays out, readers find themselves pulled into a Depression-era tale that showcases hate, love, life, fear and intrigue.
From Jason's sister, Fanny, allowing her intense hatred of Josephine to lead her to act out an unspeakable act of destruction, to Jason's good intentions being destroyed by an unexpected disaster and everything in-between - the Ku Klux Klan making an appearance and a mysterious death - readers won't be able to put the book down.
An excerpt from "Journey Proud":
"'Is it time for breakfast?' Sunny set up and looked at the red imprints on her leg and arm. Slowly she began to remember, 'Eldora, is Mr. Jason really dead?' 'Yes, Honey.' 'Come here, Chile, to you Old Dora.' Eldora got painfully down on her knees and put her arms around Sunny. She rocked her with a swaying motion for a long time. Then she drew back and looked her straight in the eye. You took a big step in growing up today. I wish you wasn't in that drugstore, but you was, and you found out what everybody finds out by-an-by if they live long enough in this world'."
Fleming hopes that readers will glean a new sense of what it means to "live and never look back" after reading her book. "We must all learn to live without corrosive feelings," she explains, "or we will destroy our own lives, as well as everything we care for."
By Carolyn Fleming
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781552124246
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781412241533
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author
Carolyn Fleming received her bachelor's degree in English and history from Mercer University. She has written two books with her husband, Jack, and several musicals. They have three children, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a feisty shih tsu. She resides in Pensacola, Fla. with her husband.
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