Book by Karen Lopez

In 1918, while the war was ongoing, Martha received news of her husband’s sacrifice for it. He was gone forever and so was the life she has known. Only Josephine, her best friend from childhood, was willing to stand by her when Martha made the daring decision to leave Roanoke. And start over.

SHAW POINT

Synopsis

In 1918, while the war is ongoing, Martha receives news of her husband’s sacrifice for it. He is gone forever and so is the life she has known. Only Josephine, her best friend from childhood, is willing to stand by her when Martha makes the daring decision to leave town. And start over.

An abandoned farmhouse lies somewhere beyond the small town of Chatham. Will the locals welcome or shun her? Especially the mysterious, Alfred Chapman who prefers solitude to new neighbors. If she can find her way to it, can she and Josephine survive the winter alone?

Martha faces her unknown future with a broken heart, strong faith and her best friend. Their struggles and courage will have you cheering, crying and laughing as they discover friends and enemies at Shaw Point.

About the Author

KAREN LOPEZ

Reading and writing are both lifelong passions. She has written many articles, blogs and some published short stories for local periodicals, however, this is her first book. She does not intend for it to be the last.

About Karen Lopez

Testimonials

"I found this book to be a delightful and elegant story that drew me in until I couldn't put it down. A mastery of the time period and language with lots of details about early American life.

Can two women make it through the cold winter? Now as winter approaches in real life, I want to order some firewood and make some hot tea. A bit of a surprise at the end! "
Tom Edison
"The author states this is her first book; it sure doesn’t read that way! Her descriptions are vivid and the characters have great depth. The story really came alive for me.

Set in the early 1900s, Shaw Point follows a young war widow and her companion turned friend from Roanoke to a farm her uncle willed to her. Arriving just before winter, their struggles were many, but God saw them through and surrounded them with good people they soon called friends. This is a clean book and I recommend it to everyone."
Carol p.
"I loved Shaw Point. To see a young woman take on the challenges that faced Martha was inspiring.

Though set many years ago it still is a lesson in adapting and meeting all kinds of challenges when need be. I look forward to more adventures with Martha, Josephine, Albert and maybe even Harold. Thanks Karen for a fun journey. MMD"
Mary Dommett
"Picturesque with flowing scenery, character, and story that is well blended and captivating! I just finished this wonderful work! It is fun and inspiring, not only worth the time spent with it, it would be a true life void to not have an encounter with it and it’s marvelous characters!

I truly look forward to more inspiring and thoughtful literary works of art from this author!"
James Smith
"In a period not often explored in prose, "Shaw Point" draws the reader in as easily as a train ushers its passengers to their destination. The world of Virginia in the post "Great War" era is one of transition. "Shaw Point" delightfully tells of transitions of geography, society, and character all with ease, insight, humor, and drama.

Ms. Lopez has a sharp eye, ear, nose... and pen! The stage is set by a writer keen on detail true to the time. Her descriptions of the textures of the clothing and furniture, the sounds not only of horse and carriage but also of the changing seasons, and of the tastes and smells ranging from a simple soup to a happy Christmas dinner gathering all serve to bring to life a delightful tale. Central to that story is the strength and resolve of many women, inspired in part by the lead character, Martha. Follow her as she makes Shaw Point her new home!

I am hoping there will be more like this, as I did not want the story to end!"
Greg Pasquarello
"Wonderful story. The author painted such a vivid picture of all her characters."
Victoria Galvan
"Great book! Highly recommended."
Amazon Customer
"What a lovely story! I enjoyed every chapter of this book. The writing was very descriptive and easy to picture. Loved loved loved this book!!!"
BayouMom
"Great character development and storyline."
Jill

SHAW POINT

In 1918, while the war is ongoing, Martha receives news of her husband’s sacrifice for it. He is gone forever and so is the life she has known.

Only Josephine, her best friend from childhood, is willing to stand by her when Martha makes the daring decision to leave town. And start over.

Contact

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