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Lightning on the Levee

Depressed over his broken engagement, and laid off from the best job he’s ever had, Memphis television director Flint Arrington travels to New Orleans, hoping to be washed away in the tidal surge of an impending Cat 5 hurricane. Shocked by the sight of a young woman materializing nearby, he impulsively grabs her and runs, whisking her to safety from the storm as they are pelted by the first stinging drops of hurricane force rain.

Wealthy sugar heiress Molly B O’Connor, abducted by aliens in 1908, has only one desire – to go back home. But Flint’s lifelong friend, government scientist Roger Everett, convinces her that going home is impossible.

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From the time I was a small child, I’ve always loved to read, and it wasn’t long before I was making up my own stories. I grew to especially enjoy creating realistic, complex characters, who, in essence, became the “Imaginary Friends” of my childhood. Frequently, my protagonists would have major character flaws, which they grew to overcome.

By the time I was in high school, a certain one of my friends and I would write very short stories at home (I wrote mine *after* I finished my homework.) and exchange them the next day at school. I still remember the day that I was mortified to be called out in class for “passing notes”.

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1908 Ladies’ Edwardian Clothing Fashions – Part 2

In Lightning on the Levee, it was 1908 when Molly B O’Connor was abducted while out for an afternoon walk with her friends. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE.

I talked about the other clothing choices that were important to her, and to her friends in 1908 here: “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”. But that’s not all – I promised you more! So here in “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 2”, we’ll talk about what an Edwardian or La Belle Epoque woman went through just to get ready for her day.

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7 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes

Who wants to share some beautiful quotes on Mother’s Day? Here are eight I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them with your mother, and all the other mothers in your life.

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

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1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 1

In Lightning on the Levee, Molly B O’Connor comes to our current time from 1908. When she arrives, she’s dressed in the clothing she had been wearing on the spring afternoon that she was abducted by aliens. I’ve shown you a photo HERE of the dress that Molly B was wearing. But what other clothing choices were important to her, and to her friends, at the time?

Fashions in American society in 1908 were heavily influenced by both the Edwardian Period of England, and by La Belle Epoque of France.

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