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Jeanne: A journey from abandonment and abuse to forgiveness and truth.

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The latest novel by award winning author of the Mallard Conspiracy, Sylvia Hornback.

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At dawn on a sweltering summer day

scrabbling sounds alerted Jeanne of the intruder downstairs.

The pull chain rattled against the light bulb in the kitchen.

Instantly a sliver of yellow light raced up

the stairs and into her bedroom.

Someone was moving about inside the house,

and ha
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Hardcover, 342 pages
Published November 15th 2019 by Briggs & Schuster
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Nathan Albright
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

There are many different kinds of fiction that one finds.  Some fiction is clearly genre fiction, working within or subverting various conventions.  Some fiction is literary fiction, with a high degree of intellectual value on top of its plot and allusions.  This book is, properly speaking, neither of those things.  It is a sort of fiction that I would consider as quotidian fiction, a fictionali
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Cassandra
So I'm reading along, all engrossed in the story, eagerly waiting to find out how things are going to wrap up when... it just ends. Most of the loose ends are tied up but the ending was completely unsatisfactory. I felt like the author had a word limit and suddenly realized she only had 1,000 words left. "Ok, how can we end this? Um. Let's just stop it right here."

The author's strength is her character development. Jeanne is extremely real. She has strengths, weaknesses, struggles to make the r
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Sharon
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sylvia Hornback’s rich historical coming of age novel is filled with love, strife, heartache and hope.

Jeanne is a young girl struggling to survive in a time of turmoil and constant change. She is working on her grandparents farm, taking care of her younger brother with a mental disability, finishing school, and desperately trying to make peace with an absent mother and father. On top of that, she corresponds with her older brother and his friend Daniel who have joined the war. Jeanne is a wonde
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Dec 09, 2019 added it
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Book Title: Jeanne: A Journey from abandonment and abuse to forgiveness and truth by Sylvia Hornback
Category: Adult Fiction
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Briggs and Schuster
Release date: November 1, 2019
Tour dates: December 2 to December 20, 2019
Content Rating: PG – There are less than five cuss words plus adult themes of parental neglect.

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Don’t miss the latest novel by award winning author of The Mallard Conspiracy!
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