Sharon Turner is a native West Virginian who has a deep love for the beauty and history of the state, a deep respect for the wisdom of the mountain people, and a profound love for God that colors her world, and everything she writes.
She was raised singing shaped notes at her church and at home, and only converted to the round note system used today, when she went to what was then Fairmont State College, where she received a degree in Music Education. She also has a Masters in Communications from West Virginia University.
She and her husband now live in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and have two children, four Grandchildren, and rescue small dogs.
Story telling is a large part of West Virginia culture, and Sharon is a direct descendant of several winners of local Liars Contests, where many men, women, and children compete by telling the biggest tall tale they can manage. But story telling is not only used as entertainment, it also provides a living history of their past. Many of the stories she will be using in this series, are ones told by people living in her county, who remember the stories handed down from generation to generation, about actual events that occurred during the Civil War.
Many descendants of those who fought in Calhoun County, are involved in the annual reenactment of those events, and represent their ancestors who fought there.
It is her hope that she can give the world a better view of the rich cultures that exist in West Virginia, as well as insight into God's deep and non-judgmental love He has for us, His children.
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Strangers to Grace
by Sharon Turner
Published: December 16, 2014
This historical romance is about three runaways who agree to travel together for one day to the next city in order to elude authorities. But, the end of the line finds them huddled together in a shack in a raging snow storm, where they are discovered by a neighbor, and embraced by the rural Christian community. Can they trust each other and not get caught? Or will love make all the difference?
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