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*****************This week's Book Beginnings is taken from JUBILEE'S JOURNEY by Bette Lee Crosby.
"On an icy cold November morning in 1956, Bartholomew Jones died in the Poynter Coal Mine. His death came as no surprise to anyone. He was only one of the countless men forever lost to the mine. They were men loved and mourned by their families, but to the world they were faceless, nameless people, not worthy of mention in the Charleston Times."
If nothing else gets you, but I know it will, the cover is enough to draw you right in. Don't miss this book and any of Ms. Crosby's books.
Ms. Crosby writes amazing books with wonderful characters. This one will not be a disappointment in terms of characters either. I am loving them all and am only on Page 100.
If you haven't read her book THE TWELFTH CHILD, you should. Very heartwarming as all of her books.