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Jewels Treasured By Her Family
by Julia A Johnson   

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Publisher:  Publish America ISBN-10:  1424179041 Type: 


Copyright:  3-2007

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Jewels Treasured By Her Family

This book is a work of fiction about a large family; the Flynn's. The story is told through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Beth. There are shared lessons,truths,and a coming of age story with family secrets that need to be revealed. Jewel's is the uncommon star of the family. She continues to shine no matter what takes place. It's a great read!

The three of us sat on the "Queens bench" eating our bacon,egg, and cheese biscuits. The bench happens to be at the highest peak of our land. Ej had finished eating and was sitting waiting for Jewels and me. When I looked at him and he had a devilish look in his eye. It mademe smile in response.
He jumped under the bench and acted all quiet. Then suddenly he banged his fist on the ground.
"Jewels, are you getting transmission.....shshshshs....I am on the hill of the famous Flynn Ranch." Then he jumped on top of the bench to get better reception.
I got done eating so I then jumped in front of him acting like I was his camerawoman. He smiled and nodded his head to show we are on the same page. Jewels was still eating and enjoying our show. This was to be a good show too.
"I'm filming from the famous Flynn Ranch. This land spans a hundred acers or as far as the eye can see and maybe them some. The Ranch houses Jeffrey Fylnn as the Dad. Catheryn Fylnn as the Mom, and their six daughters and Rock, their son-in-law. Then the most famous son Ej Flynn, and two grand twins Janie and Jamie, Ranch managers Fred and Matt, many Ranchers, five Cook's and four breeds of horses. They have Appaloosa, Morgans, Palominos and American Shetland ponies and occasionally some wild Mustangs." Ej said excitedly all in one breath. Ej ran up yo Jewels to get her input on what he was reporting.
"Now, Miss, what do you have to tell us about the Ranch owner of Flynn Ranch?"
"I know he loves every one you mentioned, Ej, but he would have told you his girls and their names, first there is Frances, Nina, Annie, Jewels and Baby Beth," Jewels with her fingers out as counting them one by one.
Ej rushed to me and said "What about you young lady?"
"Well, Mr. Flynn has a way of letting you know where he stands and what is important to him. I think that is important also." I blurted out.
"Enough of this. We are about Queenly and Kingly business! Let's get changed, Yes,yes,yes," Jewels started to giggle in anticipation of what was ahead. You're Princess Beth of the Green Woods and Ej you're a King of another kingdom visiting the beautiful baby Beth."
"Jewels, don't call me baby Beth. I am 12 years old now. No baby! Remember, I'm the princess Beth?" She can tell I am irritated with her, but nothing shakes her world of fantasy.
"Ok, but you are my favorite baby Beth, right?" she looked at me with a funny smile and those wide sparkling sky blue eyes that match my own. Sometimes it is like looking at a mirror when looking at her reflective eyes. It makes me laugh out loud. I cannot stay mad at her. She knows how to bring the fun and imagination to every situation. Whether it may be bothersome to others.
"Ej shouts out"Hey jewels can I wear my baseball cap under this crown? It fits and I think it looks good." standing with a little bow.
Jewels stood silent for a moment..."You are from another kingdom. Maybe that is how you do it there, right?"
"Right!" Ej wearing a winning smile in victory of this little battle.
The cool breeze of spring blows though the field of wild flowers that Jewels keeps planted around the "Queens bench."
The "Queens bench" has such a romantic true story about our parents' beginnings. I don't think Jewels could have ever made up one of her fairy tales to match it...
Our parents came from poor families. My fathers name is Jeffrey Earl Flynn, and my mother is Catheryn Marie Smith. They dated for a year. It was one of those tales of love at first sight, or that is what my Dad claims. Then my father's great grand-father died, left him money and quite a bit of land. I think it was a hundred acers. It turned out he had just enough money to pay the back taxes. He was able to purchase a mobile home trailer and bought wood to build this bench. Then he planted wild flowers seeds around it. It took my father a month to get all these business affairs in order. This is when he took my mother to the bench site. (Jewels later named it "Queens bench" after she had heard this story.) He showed my mother all the land and his new home and asked her to marry him. In his proposal of marriage he gave her a promise of all the love, land and hard work she could stand. She was thrilled to say "Yes!" Then adding she would give him all the love and as many children he could love. They both agreed and have kept their promises to each other and us. He had no ring at the time so he pointed to the lovingly made bench, which would represent their oath. Still even now they spend many moonlighted nights on the bench, which Jewels always keeps wild flowers planted around it. Later my father gave mom a beautiful wedding ring, but she says the "Queens bench" was always enough. I love this story, but Ej, my twin brother, just humors Jewels and me about it. I don't care if he feels the same..

Professional Reviews

From: Ghost Writers
By: Julia Johnson

With traditional values, “Jewels Treasured By Her Family” is a touching story of a large family’s troubles, successes, challenges, love, and commitment to one another. Narrated by the youngest daughter, Beth tells the story of their lives on the family ranch, and her mentally challenged older ‘sister,’ Jewels, who despite her infliction, always manages to find the good in life.

This is a heartwarming, easy flowing, Family Drama, written in a ‘Little house’ style, bounded by happy endings. Reader’s who like to step away from the ‘real troubled ways’ of family life, would appreciate this read, where the family members resplendently get along.

Reviewer: GhostWriter, 4****Review

Jewels Treasured By Her Family By Julia Johnson

Do we not look for books that tell us a story that help us discover a secret place?
Do we not seek out stories of love happiness, mysteries, secrets, truths, tears, first kisses, and forever loves?
In Julia Johnson's book "Jewels Treasured By Her Family, you will find all these things and more!
The author's very well written words,tell the story through the eyes of Beth, the youngest daughter of the Flynn Family. You will experience through the stories characters all of the emotions and morals that you yourself try to teach and live by in your own family.
You will be drawn into a story about a families love for one another. You will feel so much a part of their trials and tribulations, it will bring tears to your eyes. The family also teaches us though their personalties just how equal we are no matter what our race or color is.
Jewels Treasured By Her Family is filled with a unique reality, imagination and humor which leaves you, the reader with a sense of longing. You will long for the depths of love that you will be a part of as you spend a few hours in the life of the Flynn Family.
The characters in this story are well described and plotted strategically through out the whole story so the reader gets to know them all. You will meet Jewels her sisters and brother. You will commend her mother and father for doing a job well done. The relationship between family, friends, and co-workers will not only impress you but waken you own feeling of humanity. highly recommends Jewels Treasured By Her Family. The authors ability to capture her readers mind is truly amazing.
This book is a must for readers, young and old. There is a positive gain for anyone that steps into the lives of the Flynn Family.

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From:Maryann Reviews
"Jewels Treasured By Her FamiIy"
By Julia Johnson
Fiction Family Drama
5 ***** This book takes the reader into the life of the Flynn family, from the eyes of the youngest Beth. The Family is so real you will feel that you have met them on the street or at the store. This is a family you would be proud to call your own. This book is written by a new author, one that will have many more great books to come. For a first book it has all the qualities of a well seasoned author. It is a very good read and any age would enjoy it.

Reviewed by: Mary Ann Nooner
Writer/ Author/Reviewer

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Reader Reviews for "Jewels Treasured By Her Family"

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 9/4/2007
hello my friend, we meet again. Did I mention I love your cover design?
Reviewed by Julia Johnson 8/19/2007
I found Jewels Treasured By Her Family a very
heartwarming and moving story.

I enjoyed watching the main character and her twin
brother grow up to realize the enormity of things they
can’t control. Growing up. Then, the shock of
learning why they have always been different than most

I enjoyed the Indian ceremony for the chief’s son.
And also the fact so many ethnic backgrounds could
live in harmony.

I liked the mystery of what happened to Jewels and how
it kept me wondering. The vision of her standing
dressed as an adult at the end was very well done.

The ending wrapped everything up nice, and the warmth
and understanding of the family was strong and

Reviewed By: Curt Gibson
Author of DAddy's Tavern
Reviewed by susan nemitz 7/28/2007
Jewels Treasured By Her Family

Julia Johnson has written a wonderful book filled with stories inside of stories..It is told by Beth, the youngest of the ever growing Flynn Family..It is a fanciful, heart warming intriguing journey into their lives..Woven together with secrets, lives lessons, love and more love, you will find you can't put it down..It is a fabulous book, one the whole family can enjoy..I highly recommend it to readers of all ages.

Reviewed by Author: Susan Beth Nemitz
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