The Trials of Nellie Belle
by Sydney Avey
Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
There is power in justice and forgiveness.
When her parents marry off Kansas-born Nellie Belle to the ranch foreman, she never questions that motherhood will follow. But at the dawn of the progressive era, dissatisfied Nellie seizes an opportunity to move west and start a new life.
Yearning to find a sense of self-worth, Nellie leaves behind her husband and son and takes her two daughters to the Northwest. She charges forward to become the first woman court reporter to travel the circuit in the region.
In small-town makeshift courtrooms and growing cities boasting new halls of justice, Nellie's strength touches many lives: independent-minded lawmen, enterprising women, hard-working immigrants, and a number of cads. But when her prodigal youngest returns home with a babe in arms, Nellie must do what she can to pull together the remains of her scattered family.
"This is truly a couldn't-put-it-down character driven narrative that is authentic and riveting. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and this fully captures why I love the genre." – Cheryl, Goodreads
"“If you like inspirational stories of strong women, you will love Sydney Avey's latest novel....She mixes fact and fiction with just the right amount of historical details for an entertaining read.” – Teresa, Goodreads
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The Trials of Nellie Belle
This historical novel is rich with details of the times, including court cases where Nellie encounters colorful characters whose testimony she transcribes. – Caitlin, Goodreads
The most wonderful and amazing thing for me about The Trials of Nellie Belle is that it was written by Nellie’s great granddaughter. Sydney Avey calls into vivid existence someone she has never met. – Caitlin Hicks, author of A theory of expanded love
I seldom post reviews but this is truly a couldn't-put-it-down character driven narrative that is authentic and riveting. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and this fully captures why I love the genre. – Cheryl, Goodreads
If you like inspirational stories of strong women, you will love Sydney Avey's latest novel based on the life of her own great grandmother. She mixes fact and fiction with just the right amount of historical details for an entertaining read. – Teresa, Goodreads
A Note From the Publisher
Sydney Avey plans to boost Facebook posts to increase “likes” on her author page, create FB editorial calendar, promote via Light Messages (LM) platforms, hold a book launch, send a “Coming soon” email to Light Messages contacts with info to pre-order, provide images to use for social media content, create a press release for launch day, reach out for guest posting on historical fiction and writing blogs, etc.