Book - Our Present Suffering
f you are wanting to get a feel for how life was like back in the early 1800’s in Arkansas (then known as Arkansas Territory), these books are for you! Greta Marlow is wonderful at creating page-turner works of historical fiction! There are currently 3 books in the series that immerse you in the day to day life of a pioneer family that travels to the Arkansas River Valley area of our state.
Our Present Suffering is the third book in the series.
“Mary Avery was perfectly happy with her handsome husband, their beautiful baby boy, and their cozy cabin home-until the accident that left her permanently scarred. When her husband takes their son and abandons her, Mary gets another chance by running away to Arkansas Territory with her brother-in-law John David McKellar and his grieving brother, Matthew. Mary is rebuilding her life when she runs into a big complication-she's fallen in love with Matthew, though she's still bound in marriage to the man who deserted her. John David suggests the scandalous solution of petitioning for divorce, setting Mary on a path that crosses with others who share her suffering--a young man forced to hide his real self, a man whose big heart covers past sorrows, and a Choctaw girl driven from her home and separated from her family.”
-By Greta Marlow, Hagarville, Arkansas
-Book is signed by author!
-Greta Marlow teaches at the College of the Ozarks and co-owns Happy Horseshoe Farm with her husband Jeff.