Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

Camped atop a green mountain near Buffalo Springs on a cold Sunday morning in January, 1864, Watt took a few moments to read his bible. A particular passage seemed appropriate so he commenced to read aloud. A small group formed around him as he read Ephesians 6:10-16: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, …

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Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana Mission Statement: A unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone. Several sections offer something for every interest. A Lenape Indian Camp; 1836 Prairie Town; 1859 Balloon Voyage and an 1863 Civil War Journey. This one is on my bucket list. I …

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Good news to know there is a sequel coming. “Innocence Lost” has something for every reader. It is bold in it’s portrayal of life in pre and post Civil War history. The author has managed to tackle vital moral issues that are still with us to this day. It is not a fluff romance novel. …

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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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