This book is bargain priced from 11/06/2013 until 11/12/2013
In early twentieth century Paterson, New Jersey, dashing twenty-nine year old Abraham Bressler charms naïve nineteen year old Sarah Singer into marriage by making her believe he feels the same way she does about the new calling of a modern woman. He then turns around and gives her little more respect than he would a servant, demanding she stay home to care for “his” house and “his” children.
Feeling betrayed Sarah defies him and joins women’s groups, actively participating in rallies for woman suffrage, child welfare and reproductive freedom. For a while she succeeds in treading delicately between the demands of her husband and her desire to be an independent woman. Her balancing act falters when a strike shuts down Paterson’s 300 silk mills. With many friends working in the mills, Sarah is forced to choose sides in the battle between her Capitalist husband and his Socialist brother, a union leader who happens to be her best friend’s husband.
Jealousy, infidelity, arrogance, greed—the characters’ titanic struggles will catapult you into the heights of their euphoria and the depths of their despair. Who will triumph and who will be humbled is not certain until the last page.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Book Price: $.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
It’s not different. All books no matter what genre need characters in conflict either with themselves, with others or both. It’s how the characters solve their conflicts that keep the readers turning the pages.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Join a writing group of authors, not just people who like to read books. However, don’t take every piece of advice as the need to change your book. For example, if you belong to a six person group and one person has a comment on a particular segment then take it under advisement. If three or more have a comment on the same segment they take it under serious consideration.
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After graduating the University of Florida and a six month basic training tour in the National Guard, Richard worked 35 years in the textile and retail industries. Always an avid reader, Richard began writing mystery, suspense and historical fiction novels in 1994. When not writing, he spends his time sailing and growing roses. He has two married daughters and lives in New Jersey with his wife.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My family immigrated to Paterson, NJ in the 1890s. I was born in Paterson but my family moved away when I was 11. When I saw an article in the newspaper that the Passaic County Historical Society was giving tours of the historic district and lectures on the silk industry I went, wanting to see what my family experienced when they moved to Paterson. After hearing the lectures and taking the tour an idea for a book developed. After more research, Silk Legacy was born.