Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

We went there looking for the gravesite of Anderson Lafayette Taylor Jr who died in Chattanooga December 1, 1862. We were unable to locate a marker for my great uncle but saw many tributes to his fallen Confederate brothers. Including Old Douglas the camel. I advise you, if you go there, don’t do what we …

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Eli’s 3 oldest sons were fighting in the the civil war when his wife died from complications of childbirth. He was taken by enemy forces and his 11 yr old daughter was left to protect her younger siblings. Read this fascinating truth based story, in A Twist of Tobacco. https://ritaoholcombauthor.com/books-2/

I finished The trilogy last night! I’m amazed, and in awe of your work. I guess, more than anything else, I’m so thankful that you devoted a good portion of your life to bring the story of this family out for all to enjoy! Thank you so, for being who you are, and being so …

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When I was 12 my Mother bought a large lot of old books from a library sale. I was a voracious reader and she thought the books would occupy me for a while. On the top of the stack was Forever Amber by Kathleen Windsor. Published in 1944 (four years before I was born) it …

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B. Ellen Gardner’s Contemporary Novels of love and the human condition will touch your heart on many levels. Please check them out in the Kindle store or order your paperback on Amazon. Enjoy these stories of three strong heroines who face diversity and uprise from conflict with courage and strength. You will fall in love …

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The boys climbed over the rail fence and Jim threw a rope in his best cowboy fashion and lassoed the hog. They tightened the rope around his neck and led him to the trees. Thinking he was to be fed, the hog stood patiently. Eli walked up and, bowing his head, quietly said, “Thank you, …

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