When morphine-addicted Civil War veteran John Weldon marries into the comfortably suburban McCullough family on the eve of Reconstruction and the Indian Wars, life gets complicated. How will Weldon hide his addiction from the family he resents and admires, keep his standing in the army and find the strength to survive the tragedies that come with loving others? John Weldon spends a lifetime journeying across the frontier only to find that he already has a home. Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice.
Historical Novel Society Editors’ Choice Review
“The various members of the McCullough family are portrayed with careful detail and some moments of unexpected humor, but it’s the tortured John Weldon who commands the book; his slow and halting search for personal redemption makes for mesmerizing reading.
. . . extremely evocative.
. . . a long and very satisfyingly complex novel. “
*****Amazing historical novel. This writer had me captivated and inspired from the very first page. The love story, hardships, and true depiction of life in the army base in Arizona all served to enlighten me about a time in history I never fully understood.
***** “I Loved this Book! Couldn’t help but feel like I knew these characters……I hear there is possibly another book, I hope so! this is one of those books that you just don’t want to end!”
***** “This has been one of the few stories that has moved me to tears. I suffered right along with characters through all of their failures. I wish only that we could have taken Kate and John just a bit farther in their story to a point where we felt they were truly healed and solidly together again as a loving family.”
***** “I LOVED this book! Great characters and compelling story, that leaves you wanting to know what will happen next in their world. I can’t wait for the next installment, and another opportunity to travel back in time!”
***** “I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down! I hope to read some more of Adrienne Morris’ books. She makes you feel like your right there. I’m rating this A1! Would be great if its made into a movie!”
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***** “The Only Thing You Should Be Reading Right Now. Love stories with enough hardship to keep you interested and enough triumphs to make it worth it are hard to come by. The House on Tenafly Road shows that this combination is very possible. Adrienne Morris brings characters to life in a way that not many authors do and because of this, the writing stands out from the rest.”
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AND NOW WEARY of RUNNING:
***** The second installment in The Tenafly Road Series definitely did not disappoint. With the introduction of new characters and the return of familiar ones, Weary of Running made for an exciting read. The protagonist, Thankful, is the real highlight of the novel. She consistently makes very poor decisions but in the end, you can understand why she has made every last one of them. The story ranges from love and romance to questions of faith and morality. It does all this without being preachy and explores many angles of different aspects of life. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Amazon Review
When West Point Military Academy opens its doors to black candidate Milford Streeter in 1884, Cadet Buck Crenshaw’s moral ambivalence is tested. Will Buck keep his place in the yearling pecking order or throw it away on a stand for Streeter?
After Cadet Streeter sacrifices Buck’s reputation to safeguard his own, Buck escapes to his sister Thankful at Fort Grant, Arizona and meets an old rival, William Weldon. Buck must make a decision about the sort of man he wants to become while witnessing the downward spiral of his favorite sister’s romance with a dashing army lieutenant.
Weary of Running is about the dangers of moral ambivalence and the redeeming power of love and friendship in an imperfect world of mixed emotions and foolish decisions.