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Sandra Fox Murphy is originally from Newark, Delaware, but grew up a "military brat." Sandy was inspired to begin writing while studying the beatnik poets at Indian Valley College in California, and she is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Sandy stepped up her writing after retiring from the U. S. Geological Survey in 2009 when she started writing poetry and short stories with her writing club in Round Rock, Texas. A Thousand Stars is her first novel, a story about Ann Hill that she was compelled to write. It is historical fiction set in Rhode Island during the seventeenth century, a time period Sandy loves to visit through her stories. She is currently writing a novel set on Maryland's eastern shore, set in the late nineteenth century. You can can find more about Sandra's books, as well as some poetry and short stories, at her website, www.sandrafoxmurphy.com


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A Thousand Stars
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    Synopsis In 1665, in Rhode Island, Ann Tallman, wife of Peter, is sentenced to fifteen lashings in Newport's town square. Her story begins, in 1647, in Barbados where Ann Hill, the daughter of English settlers, meets the dashing German merchant Captain Peter Tallman. After they wed and settle in colonial Rhode Island, after six children, after years of Peter's absences at sea, abuse, and jealousies, it was Thomas, the English indentured servant, who won Ann's heart. Refusing to leave behind...

    Aging Without Grace
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    Item #: 978-1646068401 -

      SynopsisYou need to be strong to read these powerful poems, but they are worth the journey along the course of aging. The title of the collection may be Aging Without Grace, but the poems carry a special grace. It is the grace of truthfulness captured in stunning images such as, "Now your vacant chair sighs when I pass by," in "When You Lay Dying." The poems also touch the sensitivity of all ages as when a woman visiting the grave of a friend thinks of "The day when a friend might visit me,"...

      Let the Little Birds Sin
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      Item #: 978-1644400487 -

        Synopsis In 1847, the McCord family, filled with hope for prospects of a better life, packed all their earthly belongings into covered wagons and left their homes in Indiana for Texas. The world beyond was in front of seven-year-old Fidelia, and little did she know, as the wagons traveled down the dusty trail to the southwest, that there would be the need for all the courage she could muster. Her faith would be tested and fortitude found in the most unexpected places. Let the Little Birds Sing...

        On a Lark
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        Item #: 978-1646330812 -

          SynopsisOn a Lark (The Fidelia McCord Series, Book 2) In On a Lark, Fidelia McCord has become the only surviving child of John and Mariah McCord of Pond Springs. After having borne great loss and hardship in mid-nineteenth century Texas - where moments of jubilation and jeopardy carry a girl to womanhood - Fidelia knows the weight of her choices. At the same time, far away in North Carolina, the Maloney brothers, cooking mash into whiskey in the Appalachian mountains, are making their own...

          That Beautiful Season
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          Item #: 978-1945603495 -

            Synopsis When the Civil War is at last over, a young girl called Sylvie is unaware of the turmoil of her past and the Reconstruction all around her. She knows only farm animals and crop cycles and the love of her family. Growing into a lovely young woman in rural Maryland, she finds happiness in the farming life and, over time, runs smack into love. But she soon will discover that life is filled not only with joy, but loss, and secrets that will topple all she thought she knew. That Beautiful...