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[Reading] ➿ The Growing Season By Jan Cox Speas – Nessville.me SHE WAS LOVELY SEVENTEEN AND LIFE WAS REACHING OUT FOR HER WITH PROMISE AGONY AND FIRST LOVEJody was beautiful still shy and finding out what every girl learns young in a poor Carolina mill town Alrea[Reading] The Growing Season By Jan Cox Speas Nessville.me SHE WAS LOVELY SEVENTEEN AND LIFE WAS REACHING OUT FOR HER WITH PROMISE AGONY AND FIRST LOVEJody was beautiful still shy and finding out what every girl learns young in a poor Carolina mill town Alrea SHE WAS LOVELY SEVENTEEN AND LIFE WAS REACHING O.

UT FOR HER WITH PROMISE AGONY AND FIRST LOVEJody was beautiful still shy and finding out what every girl learns young in a poor Carolina mill The Growing PDF or town Already she knew why her stepfather looked at herwhy his son wanted to get her alone Why she had to get away It was the season for mee.

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The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or hereJan Cox Speas was born November in Raleigh North Carolina She attended the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina women could not go to UNC Chapel Hill until junior year The Growing PDF or from where she studied creative writing under Hiram Hayden UNC had a special association with Jan's family her mother Francis Howard Cox who had studied as a high schooler at home in tiny Richlands NC was the first in the family to come to the college taking the train in to Greensboro to study to be a teacher and years later Jan’s daughter Cindy attended UNC Chapel Hill in the first year freshmen women were allowed to enrollNear the end of the war Jan met and married John Speas on his return from the European theater Their first child Cindy was born in right after John graduated from Colorado State UniversityAfter several years of traveling the Speas family settled back in Greensboro in to be near Jan’s mother who suffered from chronic ill health During that time Jan wrote multiple short stories for the widely read “slick” magazine market including The Post Ladies Home Journal McCall’s Cosmopolitan and othersCindy Speas recalls “Mom learned to write from reading and that's what we did as a family every night” Jan's favorite authors included Daphne DuMaurier Mary Stewart Nevil Shute Elswyth Thane Inglis Fletcher Helen MacInnis Elisabeth Ogilvie Elizabeth Goudge Dorothy Sayer and Josephine Tey “But the most fun Mom and I had” Cindy confesses “was with Georgette Heyer's Regency romances we collected all of the original hardbacks”Jan's own first novel Bride of the McHugh was published the same month her second child Greg was born in The Indiana firm Bobbs Merrill where her UNC mentor Hiram Hayden was an editor was the publisher She published two historical novels My Lord Monleigh in and My Love My Enemy in before going back to graduate school in where she received her Master of Fine Arts under southern poet Randall Jarrell at UNC Greensboro writing The Growing Season as her thesis The Growing Season published in was the first thesis accepted in non standard thesis form for the university library and is still on their shelves as the actual published book UNC Greensboro also holds the original manuscript of Bride of the MacHughJan went on to teach English and creative writing as well as American literature and poetry at Guilford College in Greensboro Her favorite poets were TS Elliott and Robert Frost Sadly she died of a heart attack in late October while on the west coast visiting her brother who was dying from a brain tumor a double tragedy for their mother “None of us expected it” says Cindy “It was a huge personal loss but also a loss to all her fans”At the time of her death Jan was working on a novel that remains unfinished.

8 thoughts on “The Growing Season

  1. CLM CLM says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleSpeas' three historicals are outstanding but this one is from a very different genre and might disappoint fans of her other books The setting is a 20th century Carolina mill town with protagonists who are alienated from their community


  2. Mary Mary says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleTo rate one of my favorite authors this low hurts but this one I just didn't like I tried I really tried and I confess I own a copy and will keep it but I felt like Ms Speas was experimenting with a new style of writing The characters aren't that appealing the setting is very dysfunctional everybody in the book has problems and that much angst was too much for meJan Cox Speas is a very talented writer she is the author of My Love My Enemy a book I would grab on


  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleI found this book at a garage sale for 25 cents and read it twice in a span of a few years It's a sweet love story that like one of the other reviewers said has just stuck in my mind for the last twenty years I still have the battered paperback that I bought at the garage sale If you get a chance you should read this book If you like bodice rippers this book is not for you but if you like bad boy makes good when he meets a nice girl in a bad situation then you will love this book


  4. Eve Culley Eve Culley says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleMs Speas is one of my favorite authors Even though she has three other novels written as historical novels which I would highly recommend I found that I liked this one as well This is written in a different styl


  5. Diane Diane says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleA small town with people living on The Hill in houses once company owned Jody keeps the house clean washes and irons the clothes and looks after her younger half siblings She’s wary of her step brother and step father Then comes the breaking point and she runs away She meets up with Tay Brannon who’d briefly been at t


  6. Leila Leila says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleIt's a coming of age story that doesn't have the typical HEA I read this book as a teenager and it just stuck with me I pull it out and re read it every year or so


  7. EBirdy EBirdy says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season KindleI read this once as a teenager and then lost my copy then read it again as an adult Really liked it both times


  8. Vickie Vickie says:

    The Growing Season Kindle ´ The Growing PDF or growing ebok, season mobile, The Growing pdf, The Growing Season Kindleread this one a couple of times it is one of my faves


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