Title: Leave Me Where I Lie: A Story Of Love ...
Publisher: 1st Book Library
Book Condition: Good
Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G1414062621I3N00
Synopsis: There is no way you can read thisbook and not feel the pain and joys of Mattie Posey as she lives in theaftermath of the Civil War on a farm in Mississippi.¿ The times are hard and she has to do the workof a man on the family farm, as she has no brothers to help with the farmwork.¿¿ When her religiously prejudicedparents interfere with her love for a catholic boy, Mattie's pain devastatesher soul and threatens to break her spirit.Mattie's manic/depressive mother,Annie, vacillates between extreme emotional lows and highs, which cause her tobe very strict, and a harsh disciplinarian.¿¿Mattie's father, Wade, is a gentle, kind man.¿ However, he does not take a stand against hiswife's extreme discipline of the children.¿Mattie must assume her mother's duties and care for her when she isincapacitated by her depression.¿ A rogue panther is lured to thePosey house by the smell of fresh, butchered pork which hangs in thesmokehouse.¿ The family's life isendangered when the dogs corner the panther under the kitchen but Annie's quickthinking and action saves her family.Mattie's love for her horse,Prince and her confidence in his speed entice her to enter the horse race atthe Neshoba County Fair.¿ Herdetermination to prove Prince as the fastest horse in the community causes herto break rules in order to win the race.¿The Posey family and the blackfamily, who shares their surname, have been bound in a close relationship sinceWade and Joshua were small children.¿ Thetrials of rugged farm life and the illnesses and deaths due to a lack ofmedical care bind them even closer.When Mattie falls in love withFrank Haney, a boy of the Catholic faith, her prejudiced parents take drasticmeasures to prevent their marriage, so they decide to elope.¿ The Ku Klux Klan interferes withWade's efforts to reward his faithful, black friend with a deed to part of hisfarm.¿ When a cross is burned in hisfront yard he visits each of the Klan members and gives them a piece of thecharred cross.¿ Years later
About the Author: Ellen Daniels-Webb writes underher maiden name of Ellen Williamson.¿ Shewas born in Philadelphia, Mississippi,where she spent most of her life.¿ She isretired from the field of Medical Records and now spends her time betweenPearl/Brandon, Mississippi and Abilene, Texas.¿Ellen has been writing for many years but this is her first publishednovel. In this book, LEAVE ME WHERE I LIE, Mattie andJohn were the author's grandparents and many of the events she writes aboutwere actual events, as told to her by her grandmother. As a child she sat onher Grandmother Mattie's front porch and gazed across the greens of the golfcourse at the same house where Mattie had crouched as she listened to her fiance ask for her hand in marriage.¿ Ellen felt Mattie's joy, disappointment andpain as she recounted her love affair with Frank, her parents' prejudices, hermother's abuse and the tragedies that followed.¿Ellen also felt the security and happiness John Mayo brought to Mattiealong with the strong moral values he instilled in his family.Her interests are her church,where she teaches Sunday School, her family, paintingand writing.She is the mother of threechildren, James and Stan Daniels and Lori Cameron and the grandmother of CarmenDaniels and Roger Cameron.
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