Nancy Sprowell Geise




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Nancy Sprowell Geise

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Nancy was raised in Ames, Iowa and is a graduate of Iowa State University. She and her husband Doran have lived in Austin, Texas; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Topeka, Kansas. They have three grown children.

In 1979, when Nancy was a senior in high school, her English teacher Grace Bauske (Ames High School, Ames, Iowa), made an off-handed remark to Nancy that she "should be writing." That comment stayed with Nancy for many years until she finally decided to make it happen.

Nancy thought about all the things she loved in stories—seeking and finding; romance; perseverance against all odds; the search for understanding God's will amidst tragedy; the idea that people can be bound together forever; and finally, the universal struggle for all of us,
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I want to take this opportunity to say a very deep and heartfelt thank you for all of you who have taken the time to read my novel, The Eighth Sea! It is an inspirational, historical fiction/romance set in the 1700s.

I am humbled and grateful beyond words at the heartfelt responses I am hearing from readers at every turn about the ways this story is touching their hearts. During these difficult... Read more of this blog post »
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I am so grateful to my daughter for purchasing a copy of this book for me. I had never heard of it. It is a remarkable true story of a young bride and her husband who lived in areas so remote that I can hardly comprehend all they endured.

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Little Britches and the follow-up story, Man of the Family, are truly two of my all-time favorite books! If I were writing a school curriculum of required reading for people of all ages, these two books would be at the top of my list! The story of th ...more
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I loved this book and have told many people about it (once I could remember to say the title correctly :) and the lovely portrayal of courage, friendships and triumph.

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The Help made me laugh, cheer and cry and often all on the same page. I realized this was a great book when I finished an early segment and then was so disappointed that the next portion was going to be told from the point of view of another characte ...more
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"The Eighth Sea is such a profoundly beautiful story. It is filled with universal themes of love, loss, grief, faith and hope, as well as every person's quest to find our own eighth sea--our life's purpose and meaning. This historic fiction novel c..." Read more of this review »
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