A Story for Eloise

A Story for Eloise

by Robert James Allison

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Jake Sadler has a secret and along with that secret an unfulfilled dream. He has lived his entire life in the foothills of the Appalachians, working his farm from daylight to dark, and with the help of his wife, raising two children, but those children don’t and can’t know his secret.
When a penniless and strange wandering man enters Jake's life his world is turned upside down and he soon discovers that his secret isn’t safe anymore. Jake is sure the man is not what he appears to be, but he isn’t sure what he is. Could the man be a blessing in disguise—the answer to Jake’s unspoken prayers?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044415645
Publisher: Robert James Allison
Publication date: 03/30/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 362,380
File size: 95 KB

About the Author

I was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, but moved to the Moweaqua area around 1991. I like small towns and rural settings, as does my wife of thirty-five years, Barbara. We have two grown children, John and Anna to whom I dedicated my first book, The First Suitor. I started writing about fifteen years ago as a diversion from my regular job as an attorney. At that time I had been practicing law in Central Illinois for about fifteen years and was looking for another avenue to exercise my writing and organizational skills. Now after thirty years of practicing law I would like to write full time, but yet I find myself full time in the law and part time in writing. I enjoy telling stories and some would say that all lawyers are born fiction writers, because fiction is all they write in the first place. I have to admit that there is some truth to that. I have had five books published with Wings ePress, Inc., and more manuscripts in the works. I recently started the process of removing all of my books from Wings and putting them on Amazon in Kindle format and other digital sites. In the future I plan to publish all of my books in ebook format on various sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Some new books will be going up soon, too. Recently I have retired from the private practice of law and have relocated to Louisville, Kentucky. I try to draw on my experiences in the practice of law and my life experiences in general to give realism to my stories and characters. In the 1970s I served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman and in the late '80s, I was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Army National Guard. I have been to Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, and many of the United States. I like to work the settings of the places I've been and things I've done into my stories. I write romance into almost every book, but it isn't always the main theme and it is never explicit or vulgar. I am foremost and always an entertainer and that is why I write fiction, but I try to make it real and believable as well as entertaining.

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A Story for Eloise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy these short stories by Allison. This is the 3rd one I have read. It is 123 pages long. They are well edited, clean, have no cursing, violence or sex, have an uplifting plot and show a belief in God. The short stories are free, but I noticed there is a fee on the longer books. I have not purchased any of those yet. The stories I have read, have been set in the Appalachians, in the poorer sections. They remind me of the Christy books, published about 20-25 years ago. These books would be suitable for readers, ages 14 and up. I recommend them. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read touching story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short book but it's a great story on many levels.You understand the family dynamics and why they react the way they do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the great read. J...:-@
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delighr to read. Someone who can write without graphic sex and using the "f" wurd continously!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story Worthwhile message for everbody
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice story about what life could be like if we were just a little nicer to each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story. It was a joy to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent excellent excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story. I will recommend.