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Philomene's Doll

Philomene's Doll
Here it comes: PHILOMENE’S DOLL
Six years after the American Civil War ended, six-year-old Philomene sees her mother die horribly in childbirth. Soon she is sent from her home near Detroit to Belle-River, Canada, where, following a series of moves to various families and convents, she ultimately finds a stable home near the place of her birth and marries a young man.
Together they build a successful farm and begin a family. We follow her through Prohibition, the Great Depression, and two World Wars, raising a large and varied family through the best and the worst of times. All along, she is comforted and stimulated by a simple rag doll that was the single great gift of her childhood. Based on a true story, it’s a tale of the highest and lowest points of a long life. You will not want to miss it!
If you enjoyed 1634-Return to the New World, The Beaver Wars, Fearful Passage North, The Allard Series, or other novels by Dr. Kreis, you will love this one. Read More 
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The hardest part of writing a book is not writing!

Philomene's Doll
It's been a hectic week preparing for the appearance of PHILOMENE'S DOLL. So I am taking some time from blogging to prepare for talks, presentation and sending copies to people who will review and promote the book (writing is much more simple!)
At any rate, during this time I may miss a few blogs, but I am not going away. I will return to finish blogging THE BEAVER WARS, adding some PHILOMENE to the mix. I also don't want to get ahead of my readers.
So in the meantime I will be eternally grateful if you will order PHILOMENE'S DOLL in print or kindle (lots cheaper) from our friends at Amazon
Thanks as always. Bill Read More 
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What's new

Philomene's Doll
June 9, 2018
What’s new? If the blogs have seemed brief, it’s because I’m working hard on the next work, Philomene’s Doll. When readers asked Marcel Pagnol when the last book of his popular Fanny Trilogy would be released, he answered, “It is nearly done, all that is left is to write it.” In my case, Philomene is written, I merely need to deal with the endless details. At any rate, it should be out in a couple months and announced in the blog. As Philomene would tell the doll, “be patient.” Read More 
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