Peaches and Cream: A Historical Fiction Novel

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Peaches and Cream: A Historical Fiction Novel is a story about family--set in the rural South at the turn of the twentieth century. It begins with the author’s visit to her beloved grandfather’s home in 1974. She uncovers a mysterious dresser drawer, like Pandora’s box--full of precious photographs, lithographs, certificates, and nineteen heart-wrenching letters from a Civil War soldier, who was a great, great uncle. The author felt as if the contents of the dresser drawer were magical, as her grandfather recounted his life to her. She felt as if her heritage, her soul, her very being lived and breathed inside the bureau drawer. She brings the mystifying characters to life in Peaches and Cream: A Historical Fiction Novel. The novel spans centuries as puzzling enigmas are solved and mysteries unraveled. Several murders, love, fire, war, temptation, deceit, lost friends, and ubiquitous human bones are discovered serendipitously along the trail of David Haywood’s journey to self- actualization. Over three hundred study guide questions are included for book clubs and classroom groups based on differentiation, the new wave in curriculum development and Harvard Learning and Brain Research. Maslow’s psychological stages of motivation are discussed and illustrated as well. As historically accurate and educational as the book is, the novel is still humorous and “quite an enjoyable tale.” It is appropriate for all ages--from the middle school reader to the advanced adult stages of educational development.

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The author is a career educator in Moore County Schools, having served as a teacher and counselor for many years. She is a National Certified Counselor, National Certified School Counselor, and a N.C. Licensed Professional Counselor, with a specialty in Reality Therapy from the Institute of Reality Therapy. She is certified in curriculum and school administration, and has presented at professional workshops on the timely topics of Harvard Learning and Brain Research, Reality Therapy, and differentiated instruction. Her first book, Turning Every Stone: Autism with Love was published in 1990, a heartfelt non-fiction story of life with her beautiful autistic son. Phyllis has been published in various anthologies for N.C. authors with stories on Southern cooking, American life in the early twentieth century, and award-winning poetry. She has won numerous awards for fiction and non-fiction. She is married to Charles Lambert and resides in Robbins, North Carolina with their two sons, Charlesie, age 23 and David, age 18.

Review:

"an inviting peek into a family history...Southern roots...uses a personal approach to draw young people into reading..." --Susan Purser, Ed.D., Superintendent, Moore County Schools, North Carolina

"...delightful Southern story...will keep the reader on her toes, yet charmed, by this homespun tale...prose brims with character..." --Maudy Benz, author of Oh Jackie, a N.Y. Times Notable Book

"Craftily uses similes and metaphors to enhance processing, tapping into left hemisphere (brain) language skills... links to literature, art, culture..." --Judith E. Roberson, Speech/Language Pathologist, Consultant, Hockessin, Delaware

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