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Beside the Still Waters

Beside the Still Waters Four towns gone Dismantled slowly while their inhabitants grieve for a history and heritage that has been voted away from them The present threatens the future belongs to the fearless Beside the Stil

Four towns, gone Dismantled slowly while their inhabitants grieve for a history and heritage that has been voted away from them The present threatens the future belongs to the fearless Beside the Still Waters is a family saga based on an actual event which displaced four entire towns in central Massachusetts for the construction of a reservoir Today, the Quabbin ReseFour towns, gone Dismantled slowly while their inhabitants grieve for a history and heritage that has been voted away from them The present threatens the future belongs to the fearless Beside the Still Waters is a family saga based on an actual event which displaced four entire towns in central Massachusetts for the construction of a reservoir Today, the Quabbin Reservoir provides water for millions of citizens, primarily in the greater Boston area.Families are divided between those who protest the construction project, those who give up and leave, and those who help to build it The central character is Jenny, a girl who comes of age facing the extinction of her community, who becomes the guardian of her family s heritage, and ultimately, the one to decide what happens to them A rift between two brothers, Eli and John Vaughn, at the turn of the 20th Century continues through to the next generation as John tries to use Jenny, Eli s daughter, in a plot to regain the family farm from Alonzo, who now runs it, who is Jenny s love John is broke and eager to sell the farm to the state, which is buying up area property for the coming reservoir Both Alonzo and Eli refuse to sell their properties, and protest removal by eminent domain Torn between loyalty to her family and heritage, and the allure of a future beyond the valley, Jenny refuses to remain powerless like the men she loves, but looks for a way to take contr

  • Ç Beside the Still Waters ☆ Jacqueline T. Lynch
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About Author

  1. Jacqueline T. Lynch says:
    Jacqueline T Lynch s novels are available as ebooks from , Barnes Noble, and Smashwords Several of her plays have been published and produced around the U.S Canada, and one of which was translated into Dutch and performed several times in the Netherlands Her ONE GOOD TURN premiered as a winner of the 2011 Northern Kentucky University Y.E.S Festival Her one act play IN MEMORY OF TRIXIE GAZELLE was chosen as a winner in the 2010 Nor Eastern Playwright s Showcase of the Vermont Actors Repertory Theatre in Rutland, Vermont She has published articles and short fiction in regional and national publications, including the anthology 60 Seconds to Shine 161 Monologues from Literature Smith Kraus, 2007 , North South, Civil War Magazine, History Magazine, and writes Another Old Movie Blog and New England Travels blog Website JacquelineTLynchBlog Another Old Movie Blog anotheroldmovieblog

Comment 809 on “Beside the Still Waters

  1. Keryl Raist says:
    I love a good family saga I love historical fiction I loved the gilded age, and the turn of the twentieth century I m a massive WWI wonk.So, when Beside the Still Waters, a family saga set in 1904 to 1938 landed in my review pile, I was a happy little reader Probably a little too happy, I was so excited to see it, I put it in the to review pile even after thinking the beginning was a little choppy and rough.Let s take a minute and talk about what a historical family saga entails There should be [...]

  2. Rae Ryans says:
    I love historically set novels, and I was even thrilled to hear that this one was based upon actual events The story is really centered around the Vaughn family which has lived in Prescott and its surrounding towns for over 200 years, but when Boston runs out of a source of fresh water to supply the growing masses, engineers turn to the valleys By building a reservoir, and decimating the towns, they can sustain the city s need, but what does that mean for the families who have spent their whole [...]

  3. Ruth Hill says:
    I have to admit that as far as history, this book could not be beaten Jacqueline T Lynch is an amazing historian, and although her style sometimes seems a little dry, there is real meat in her book If you are looking for fluff, don t turn to this book It requires your mind to be engaged at all times She seamlessly weaves the characters into the book even though they sometimes come across as two dimensional After finishing this book, I felt like I had learned something about Massachusetts history [...]


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