LIGHTNING RELEASES (8/22/2014)– Shirley McLain is proud to offer her latest work, Dobyns Chronicles hitting bookstores everywhere now
Dobyns Chronicles, written in an historical fiction perspective, follows a young man, Charley Dobyns, who has tragedy thrust upon his family. He takes the responsibility for his brother, David, and sister, Viola. In this story you follow his life from the mid 1800’s until 1955.
This is a story of a changing way of life and adaptations made to survive.
Charley’s strong passion for life and dignity equipped him for survival as he raised his siblings with, likeability and dignity.
It’s a story of loss, misfortune, hard times and heartbreak, but also love, determination, kindness, joy and spirituality.
Copies of the book can be purchased here
As a High School History teacher, I will say this: the story itself is called fiction, but the events that take place are FACTUAL. I really give a lot of kudos to Shirley McLain for doing her re-search well. A lot of authors write these types of books with no idea of the factual history behind it, since they are claiming it to be fiction anyway. You could tell that she went out of her way to do in depth research, and I truly commend her for that. – Charlie Jackson
Charley Dobyns is an extremely intriguing character. Readers get to follow him through his journey, from Texas to Oklahoma. After his parents die from Yellow Fever, It’s now his responsibility to take care of his siblings. He struggles a lot, but finally meets a woman who he falls in love with. Right when he’s about to become settled in Oklahoma, tragedy strikes. Don’t want to give anything else away, because this is truly a must read! – Karen Ruggerio
About the Author:
Shirley McLain was born in the bay area of California and lived there as a child until her parent moved back to their home state of Oklahoma. She worked as a RN for 32 years and is married with two children of her own and six grandchildren.
Sapulpa, OK 74010