Deep in the Heart of Dixie

Deep in the Heart of Dixie

Heidi Sprouse

Heidi Sprouse

17-year-old Jamie Ray hasn't had it easy. Her father died the day she was born and her mother, Laura, struggled to raise her alone. For the first four years of her life, she was poor but only knew love. Enter Owen Granville and life at the hands of an abusive drunk who took his anger out on Jamie and her mother. When her mother dies, Jamie runs and heads South to become someone new.It had been only a matter of hours since her mama had been laid cold in the ground and Jamie Ann Ray wasn’t letting the grass grow beneath her feet. With her mother’s “Do Over” coffee can stash, a hastily packed bag, and a freshly- grown spine, she made tracks before she could feel the sting of her step-father’s hands or the lash of his tongue again. For nearly all of her seventeen years, Jamie and her mother had worn the stamp of his mean streak. Over Mama’s dead body, she made them both a promise—no more. Leaving the damp and bitterness of the Northeast behind, along with all traces of the girl she used to be, she lands south of the Mason-Dixon Line. A home, a job, and a few good friends later and the girl who was once invisible becomes Dixie Mason, trailer queen, someone meant to be seen. Add a sweet, down-home boy with a healthy dose of Southern pride and some of it is bound to rub off. This time, when the past comes knocking at her door to nip her in the butt, Dixie’s is ready to bite back. For any girl who has felt alone and very small with problems that are too big, Dixie proves everyone has what it takes, even if it means backing up and starting from scratch. Just dig down deep in your heart and find out who you’re meant to be. Take a walk in Dixie’s shoes in Deep in the Heart of Dixie and enjoy watching a young girl coming into her own. As an adopted child, I’ve had a great deal of practice imagining my beginnings and who else I might have been.The love of reinventing myself comes to play in each character and scenario that comes to fruition in my stories. I look forward to sharing them with you.
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LakeSide Magic

LakeSide Magic

Heidi Sprouse

Heidi Sprouse

12-year-old Christina Smith is trying to get her life back on track. She's lost her father to cancer, her mother has become a stranger and is involved with someone new. All Christina has left is her best friend, Tadpole Stevens to help her through a time when everything seems dark. How can she find the magic of the lake again without Daddy? With good friends, time and the lake, healing comes.Christina Smith is 12-years-old and her world has been turned upside down. Forest Lake has been her whole world, filled with magic everywhere she turns until her father dies of cancer and any kind of light is hard to find. Christina's mother has been whittled down by her father's illness, made bitter and hard. She turns to someone new, a hospice volunteer and only with him, does Christina see any part of the mother she has always known and loved.Feeling abandoned and angry, Christina struggles to find happiness again. It will take the help of her best friend, Tadpole Stevens, John Collier, her mother's new husband and other good friends in her neighborhood to teach her that the magic was always there--inside of her.
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Liberty's Legacy

Liberty's Legacy

Heidi Sprouse

Heidi Sprouse

I have walked that lonely field, stood where my father fell. I have felt his presence, and his valiant heart beats in me. My father, Benjamin Willson, was liberty's son. Because of his love for my mother and his extraordinary sacrifice, I came to be. Jacob Cooper, the man who raised me, called me "son." Because of him, I became the man I am supposed to be. The son Benjamin Willson would be proud to call his own. Jacob taught me that someone must shine a light in the darkness. Even if I am only one candle amongst thousands, I will do my part to live up to the expectations of the men who went before me. I'm lifted up by the love of a mother who was willing to fight the British and defy the bottomless pit of her grief to bring me into this world. The drums of Madison's war are beating again, and I must answer the call. Like my father before me. Like the man who raised me as his own. I am liberty's legacy. Charlotte and Ben Wilson hold tight to each other as they read the final words in an 1812 journal belonging to Benjamin Willson Cooper-their son from a past life. A son born of unspeakable tragedy at the close of the American Revolution. A boy raised by a man who honored his best friend by raising the fatherless boy as his own; instilling in him the value of the word "liberty," along with its price. Against all odds, Charlotte and Ben endured the trials of war, despair, and years to find each other again in the twenty-first century, Now, through the window in time opened to them by the old journal, Charlotte and Ben sift back through the years to find out what became of their child. Join them as they conclude their journey of discovery that will prove family ties cannot be broken. Book #3, and the conclusion of the Whispers of Liberty series.
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Liberty's Legacy (The Liberty Series Book 3)

Liberty's Legacy (The Liberty Series Book 3)

Heidi Sprouse

Heidi Sprouse

I have walked that lonely field, stood where my father fell. I have felt his presence, and his valiant heart beats in me. My father, Benjamin Willson, was liberty's son. Because of his love for my mother and his extraordinary sacrifice, I came to be.Jacob Cooper, the man who raised me, called me "son." Because of him, I became the man I am supposed to be. The son Benjamin Willson would be proud to call his own.Jacob taught me that someone must shine a light in the darkness. Even if I am only one candle amongst thousands, I will do my part to live up to the expectations of the men who went before me. I'm lifted up by the love of a mother who was willing to fight the British and defy the bottomless pit of her grief to bring me into this world.The drums of Madison's war are beating again, and I must answer the call.Like my father before me. Like the man who raised me as his own.I am liberty's legacy.Charlotte and Ben Wilson hold tight to each other as they read the final words in an 1812 journal belonging to Benjamin Willson Cooper—their son from a past life. A son born of unspeakable tragedy at the close of the American Revolution. A boy raised by a man who honored his best friend by raising the fatherless boy as his own; instilling in him the value of the word "liberty," along with its price.Against all odds, Charlotte and Ben endured the trials of war, despair, and years to find each other again in the twenty-first century, Now, through the window in time opened to them by the old journal, Charlotte and Ben sift back through the years to find out what became of their child.Join them as they conclude their journey of discovery that will prove family ties cannot be broken.Book #3, and the conclusion of the Liberty series.
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