Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

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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On my many trips to Tennessee to visit the places where my ancestors lived, I stopped at many battlefields and burial sites. All of them touch my soul but none like Ft. Donelson National Park. Here are some of my favorite shots of the surrounding area. Original music by Rickey Pitman (Bard of the South) …

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The first novel I read in 2021 was Innocence Lost: The Legend of Henrietta Clay by Rita Ownby Holcomb. (Fountain Springs Publishing).  The novel is well constructed with 44 dated chapters starting with August of 1860 and ending Christmas Eve, 1864. Innocence Lost is the first in a series that spans from 1860-1920. This construct gives the …

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