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Commitment by Phyllis Kirks Crabb

Dog Ear Publishing
$14.95, paperback / $9.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-4575-3427-0
March, 2015
Fiction: Family / Religious
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Precocious, naive Darla Mae Deacons often wakes up screaming in her rural Virginia home about her visions of a fiery pit, a redheaded woman, and a white-gloved hand. She is keeping secrets that could tear her family apart.

Hers is a timeless story of finding one's way through impossible quandaries—overzealous neighbors, conflicting loyalties to both a black friend and a racist relative, and her older brother's possible death. She is tempted to make a deal with God, until one Sunday morning, when her soul searching comes to a shocking conclusion.

Phyllis Kirks Crabb holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Radford College, now Radford University. Born and raised in rural southern Virginia, Phyllis experienced first-hand the farm life of the 1950s, enabling her to bring the fictional community of MacKenzie and its lovable, believable characters to life. She also credits teachers, friends, and family with providing inspiration, encouragement, and critical reviews that ultimately led to the publication of this book.

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