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Kentucky...The Mountains I Call Home
by Joyce E Bowling   

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Publisher:  Publish America ISBN-10:  1424120144 Type: 


Copyright:  July 09, 2007 ISBN-13:  9781424120147

A heart warming collection of reflective poetry and short stories inspired by southern applachian living. Available at, Book Sense, Barnes and Noble, and will be available in stores in July 2007.

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Kentucky...The Mountains I Call Home is a heart-warming collection of reflective poetry and short stories inspired by events, places, people, family and southern living. Joyce's memoirs and her love for the mountains take the reader on a timeless journy through the mountains of Kentucky and provide an opportunity to experience heartache, love, and joy through the southern Appalachian culture that will forever impact one's life.


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Reader Reviews for "Kentucky...The Mountains I Call Home"

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/9/2007
AWESOME! YOU do have a book, It just caught my eye Lady "J"
I am getting one!
I am so proud of you!
$ is tight in the account now, but I won't forget! in a wk. or so, my sweet friend!
ONward and Upward!
TReasures! Memories! A LOOK into the Past/your works of art!
WArmly and with MUCH LOVE, Warrior "Spirit" Lady Sheeeoox

STay POsitive
God Bless!
Reviewed by Charmin Blue 6/9/2007
Hi Joyce..Congratulations on your new book. I want to buy one and as you know I am quite partial to Kentucky since I use to live there...(Smiles). Is your book available through the authorsden bookstore? Please let me know. I am looking forward to reading it, and I know you are going to do great. God bless you always in your endeavors.
Take care.
Best wishes!
Charlotte K. Brummett
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 6/7/2007
I have been waiting for your book too, most definately purchasing this book from you dear friend. My Old Kentucky home,the mountains,the bluegrass I just love it therefore I am sure I WILL LOVE THIS BOOK! Partaking will definately give me the smell of home where my heart truly is.I know how blessed you feel to have written it! May the Lord continue to bless you beyond measure my friend.

My Kentucky Girl spiritual hugs and love to ya',
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/7/2007
The book sounds great and quite inviting.. Is it availabe in local book stores?..............GOOD LUCK ! I know it will do well........M
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/3/2007
Wow I did not know you were that close to publication, I am going to have to get my hands on a signed copy, could you message me on just how to do that, thank you so much
God Bless
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 5/27/2007
Congratulations on your book. Something tells me this will be a book that will really spotlight the beauty of both the place, and the people that live there.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/26/2007
A TRUE BIOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE—outstanding, remarkable, and inspirational

KENTUCKY…THE MOUNTAINS I CALL HOME, by Joyce Bowling, is a beautifully written collection of stories and poems that offer heartwarming tales of the life and times of the author and revolve around family, friends and community in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.

Joyce’s book gives us a look at the geographical region of her homeland and the models for the heritage and culture that influenced her life into adulthood. Her stories and poems provide a refreshing read that is a labor of love as she shares her growing up years.

We see the early life of her relatives in a community setting where everyone knows everyone else. We see how they interact in a sharing capacity, how they make a living and provide for their own needs through planting crops, sewing clothing, making quilts, and we see their deep faith and how they worship. The stories are warm, friendly, and one feels the sense of the moment and place where Joyce’s memories began and/or took place.

One story and its complementary poem drew memories from me. In 1970 I watched on television as news blasted the story of the mine explosion in Kentucky where thirty-eight miners were killed. It was news to me—it was reality to Joyce and her family as they stood by praying for family and friends who were in the mine. This is just one heart-rending story and poem you will read about Joyce’s life in the mountains she loves.

If you love history, culture, and traditions centering on peoples’ lives, you will also love Joyce’s book of stories and poetry that show you the gentle side of a community way of life as folks grow, share faith, joy, happiness, and pain in their warm interactions together. I thought it was a wonderful read, and I plan to revisit it often because the poetry is timeless.

Reviewed by Laura Mayer 5/23/2007
Congratulations Joyce!!
Continued success!
Hugs, Laura
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/23/2007
I wanna' read it!! Karla and I BOTH wanna' read it. We are from Ohio originally, and we used to drive through Kentucky. We fell in love with Kentucky; one of our favorite states to visit! Congrats on the book, Joyce; may it bring you happiness and success as a writer!

We both would love a copy; otherwise we'd fight over it! LOL

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/23/2007
Congrats, Joyce! Sounds like a truly wonderful collection of Kentucky poems and short stories. Great Cover, too!
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 5/22/2007
Wonderful news! Congratulations!
Reviewed by Richard Orey 5/22/2007
Wow! This sounds fantastic, Joyce. Early Appalachian music has long been one of my favorites. Now, I can add a little culture to go with it. Congratulations, Joyce!

Love to you,
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 5/22/2007
Congratulations to you Joyce. My sincerely hope is for the success of this, your hard work. Congrats again. I'm proud of you!

God Bless
Love and hugs

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