In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty.
At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to learn everything in her quest to acquire her favorite virtues of ferocity and devotion—a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business that occupies her charismatic father and the reason her adored aunt Jottie remains unmarried. Layla’s arrival strikes a match to the family veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a new tale about the Romeyns. As Willa peels back the layers of her family’s past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed—and their personal histories completely rewritten.
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I have been debating on whether or not to put in my two cents regarding Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump. I decided why the hell not. Continue reading “My Two Cents – Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump”
Yesterday I posted the imagine below on my
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I won’t lament anymore on this because I could go on and on but I said my piece yesterday and felt the need to lay it to rest here. I’m linking the picture and discussion above if you decide you want to read it.
For the record I completely agree with the words below and find this nun to be an intelligent women who is willing to open minds and start a real conversation that needs to be had.