Though Sweet Beulah Land is entirely fiction, the characters and events are true to life of rural eastern North Carolina, circa 1900. Beulah was a small village where folks married, had babies, worked hard and enjoyed a bit of fun here and there. From Jeb and Sarah Jane Gresham's farm to the country store of Nate and Laney Gresham, the stories of the citizenry of Beulah are deeply intertwined in a homespun tale of heartache, hope, and humor. Murder, mystery, love, adversity and faith-Sweet Beulah Land has it all. For the reader whose roots grow deep in the rich soil of eastern North Carolina, each page is filled with precious memories of a bygone day. For those who hail from other regions of America the Beautiful, the book offers an open door to visit a unique people who become vibrantly alive in this delightful tale of trial and triumph Wife, mother, grandmother, business woman, teacher and speaker, Marilyn Denny Thomas began her career as a published author by writing inspirational short stories in the late eighties. She made her debut as a novelist in 2005 with The Gentile and the Jew: A Divine Romance, the prequel to her second novel, Going Home: A Divine Journey published in 2007. Sweet Beulah Land is her third book. Marilyn lives with her husband, Ricky, in Southeastern North Carolina. They have two daughters, one fine son-in-law and six precious grandchildren. www.marilyndennythomas.com
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