Wanderlust Proves to be Troublesome in 19th Century Rural Arkansas

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Life on the farm is far too disenchanting for the two brothers eager to see the world, regardless of the risks, in J.F. Gennings’ new novel, For Bread and Pottage.

Clyde and Willie Boy Gintry live and work on their father’s farm in nineteenth century Arkansas, but long for adventure and escape from their father’s iron hand. Already spending most of their free time in saloons, they encounter an illustrious saloon woman named Rose Devereaux who lures them away from their safe keeping on the farm and to her hometown of New Orleans.

With the promise of adventure and newness on the horizon, the brothers jump at the chance to leave behind their family and farm life for New Orleans, setting a string of events into motion that will prove to be life-altering, dangerous, and impossible to stop.

J.F. Gennings is from a small, East Texas town of Atlanta, where he lives and writes joined by his wife of forty-three years, his son, daughter-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren. He is the third generation of post-Civil War Georgia pioneers, who were homesteaders in 1872. He loves the history of his native area, is passionate about his writing, and loves his family...especially those grandchildren. This story, although fictional, has strong ties to his own ancestry and has been eight years in the making.


For Bread and Pottage is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-590-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-591-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.genningsbooks.com.

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