JuliAnne Sisung


The Idlewild Series

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The Whipping Post
ISBN-13:978-1544260136
Published March 2018
- Book #2 NEW !

的知 not sure of any of this, but I知 tired of hating you. I知 tired of being afraid, so . . . I値l be there at church. Can稚 say I知 forgiving you because I just don稚 know. We値l have to see about that part.

Idlewild is a nature lover痴 dream. In the twenties, it planted seeds of integration, and Black families found peace in this small-town nest of tranquility surrounded to the north and south by horrific, discriminatory activities.

Irish Abby tries to unite the community and shoves headlong into trouble trying to do the right thing. Unfortunately, she isn稚 sure what right is, only what it should be or could be.
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Leaving Nirvana
ISBN-13:978-1544260136
Published March 2017
- Book #1

The more she knew her, the harder it was to realize she'd never know her. She could only love her.

Abby and her Irish father run a hotel in Idlewild, Michigan, a small-town resort for middle-class Negros. Through fire, KKK crosses, rapes, beatings and marriage to a local man, Abby learns the destructive power of oppression in all its forms and the value of honor.

The resort began in 1915 and was an Eden for African-Americans until 1964 when the Civil Rights Act made the resort unnecessary. Della Reese, Sammy Davis Jr., B.B. King and other famous black entertainers played there and made it the most notable resort in the nation. This account imagines what happens when honor confronts bias.


The Hersey Series

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Elephant in the Room
ISBN-978-1-4958-0201-0
Published August 2014
- Book #1

It's 1890 and the lumber boom transforms Hersey, a small Michigan farming town. It brings lumberjacks, money, corruption and seven saloons to the once peaceful village. Beautiful, young Kate defies convention, falls in love with Mark, a dubious lumberjack, and grows into womanhood.

Kate also loves her family, a philosophical hobo, a cussing, moonshine drinking woman, a red dog with an attitude, and Mel, her faithful friend.

Elephant in the Room is about character, family, life and love.



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Angels in the Corner
ISBN-978-1-4958-0425-0
Published January 2015
- Book #2

"Damn! Sorry," she says, and means it - almost every time. Kate, a single mother of four daughters, stuggles to survive in the forest cabin she loves during the declining lumber boom. Willful grit still rules her. She washes dirty lumberjack clothes and grows her food.

With Harley, the scruffy, philosophical hobo's wisdom, Bug's eye rolling antics, hellishly handsome Jack's protection and Mel's deep, abiding love, she finds contentment and learns to say thank you.

Angels in the Corner is about changing relationships . . . among friends, loved ones and between the unique yet parallel generations.



Light in the Forest
ISBN-978-1-4958-0655-1
Published July 2015
- Book #3

Spanish flu attacks Hersey, ravaging the village, and Kate fears for her family. She struggles to keep them safe as one daughter leaves home, one gets pregnant and one is kidnapped.

Strong women of three generations define their relationships with one another, and with those they love, as America enters WWI and young boys leave to fight.

Light in the Forest is about frailties,strengths, and what we mean to others. It's about a spark of light in a dark place.



Place in the Circle
ISBN 978-1-4958-1065-7
Published June 2016
- Book #4  

A stranger comes to Hersey, bringing bigotry, selling lies, and sowing distrust, causing some to flee and some to fight: Kat and John for their clinic, Kate and Mel for Sammy, Becca for love, and others for survival.

Heart strings and funny bones are tangled with the eighty-five year old Baxter twins, who say what others only think; with Harley and Verna, who find love on the banks of the Mississippi; and two fear-provoking, eye-rolling wolves.

Place in the Circle is about love, family, and friendship . . . a shelter in the howling winds of change.


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