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Madam’s Creek by Betsy Reeder
Shaped by their mountain landscape, as well as each other,
imaginative Maylene Farley and Marcus Lilly grow up as
close as twin fawns in the mid-nineteenth century. Soon
after the threat of a competitor for Maylene’s affection is
resolved, their friendship turns to romance. However, Marcus
is conscripted by the Confederacy and drawn into the
Civil War. On the home front, turmoil reigns as West Virginia
succeeds in breaking away from Virginia, turning
Confederate turf into a new Union state.
Three years later, picking up where they left off proves far
more difficult than either anticipates. The couple soon
learns that the biggest threat to their relationship is not the
separation and anxiety imposed by the national conflict; it
is something much harder to face head-on… until a remark
from a “well-meaning” gossip tears open their shrouded
wounds. It is then that a crucial secret is unveiled, and it
comes from a source neither Maylene nor Marcus ever
About the author: Betsy Reeder grew up in then-rural Maryland and later
found her way to Central Appalachia, where she works as
a writer and biologist. Her avocations include walking,
birding, haphazard gardening, creative writing, political
activism, volunteerism, spiritual exploration, natural history,
local history, captivating novels, music, animals (both
wild and tame), and every second spent with family and
friends. She is especially grateful to have realized her long
-held dream of a home in the mountains.
Dr. Kevin Osborne, of Smith and Jones Chiropractic in Dunbar, WV, is a 2005 graduate of Riverside High School, 2010 graduate of WV State University, and 2016 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Dr. Osborne is uses chiropractic to not only alleviate pain in his patients, but increase function of the entire body. Dr. Osborne is well versed in many fields of chiropractic and health, especially Fibromyalgia and migraine relief and prevention, including nutritional approaches.
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