Beneath Every Troublin' Stone

In the early 1900s, Bernice Silverson Tully has aspirations the same as any other respected and prosperous U.S. citizen, but racial discrimination puts limits on civil and career opportunities for black Americans. Bernice is determined to triumph despite the troubles that society creates for her. The question is can she overcome the troubles she brings upon herself when she loses her faith. More

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Words: 77,900
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301476480
About Paulette Ivy Harris

The genealogy bug bit Paulette in 1990 and led to her first book of adult nonfiction about the discovery of her African American ancestors from 1790 through the subsequent centuries called, ALWAYS A BLESSING IN THE END, published in 2005 (available in print format at;

Paulette used her extensive research of American history and African American history to create Bernice Tulley, the historical fiction heroine in her second adult book (ebook format only) set in the early 1900s to the 1960s called, BENEATH EVERY TROUBLIN' STONE (2012). It is the story of a woman who struggles for success in love, family, and business in a society where racial prejudice rules the times. It is inspired by a beloved great-ancestor in her family tree.

RUMA, WARRIOR PRINCESS (2012) is Paulette's first children's ebook. This humorous story is inspired by a real puppy that brings joy back into the life of a mother and daughter who lost a pet.

IS THIS ALL I TRULY AM? (2013) is Paulette's second ebook for children and features her own illustrations in watercolors. This story of self-discovery is about Deer One, an orphaned fawn, who is fostered by a dog family and has to learn who and what she was created to be. Includes insightful Bible references.

Paulette grew up in St. Louis County, Missouri and is the sixth child in a close knit family of ten children. She is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She has been married to her wonderful husband for more than thirty-eight years and has one adult son. Her family currently resides in a suburban Indianapolis community. She is an avid believer in a lifestyle of exercise and healthy cuisine.


Beneath Every Troublin' Stone
What decisions would you make if society kept you from reaching your full potential as a U.S. citizen and life repeatedly dealt you a losses from family, loves, income and then your faith? How would you fulfill your dreams and keep a roof over your head and over the heads of those depending on you? Bernice Tully made decisions she has had to live up to and overcome. This is her story.

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