About the Book
About the Author
"Another Chance" is the first book in the Trilogy: "Lost Between The Continents"
This book is a fictional journey inspired by my grandfather, Ernest Woodward. At age seventeen he boarded a freighter in England and worked as a cook’s helper to gain his independence from a well to do childhood that turned sour after his mother died. His boat ride to America in 1906, gave me the framework to tell this story.
His journey takes him down the Ohio River delivering supplies on a riverboat, where he meets the young lady who will be the mother of his nine children.
I have built the characters around intervals in his life passed down by my family. His nine children play such a supporting role led by the oldest son John, who becomes a minister. John was my father who gave me the insight into Ernest’s character that bonded the nine brothers and sisters. They each had stories about his love for family and how his expectations of them was on an individual basis. Aunts and uncles alike would tell of his magic hand. It was his right hand. Whenever one of them got sick he would place his hand over the pain and the sickness would go into his hand. I, Joseph, cannot do that..but it worked for them. His wife Frances was musical and they all played something; piano, guitar, or harmonica.
The occasional anecdotes from the family’s re-counting of his life, appear throughout the Book.
I hope you like the story. It’s from the heart.
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