Things of the Earth


by C.A. Portnellus



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/20/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781480801974
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781480801967

About the Book

Love and marriage for Barton and Elise Barre began in the oilfields of Texas. With Bart’s innovative drill designs, financial backing from friends, and a hearty appetite for making money, the Barre Oil Drilling and Engineering (BODE) office has now moved to Austin Texas. With his beautiful and talented wife, Elise, Bart feels he is fast gaining his dream—to be a wealthy oil baron. 

Elise keeps everything running like a well-oiled machine, as a wife, mother and business partner in BODE. This keeps Bart happy and his happiness is hers. Together, they often have times of intense love and a good partnership. As Bart’s lucky star, Elise helps to build his dream. 

During the days which seem wonderful, enters the fateful snake creeping into their idyllic garden of bliss. Perhaps it is the La Barre family curse wreaking havoc with friends, family, and business partners. Barton and Elise are separated for a time which begins the tragedy of the summer of 1950. Each try to gain back that magical momentum they had before everything fell apart. 

This is part one of the fourth book of the multi-generational La Barre family saga, Sparrow Wars in the Garden of Bliss. 

Readers’ acclaim for the La Barre Family Saga series: 

Prelude to War-[Barton Barre] “He is by far the most refreshing character here: unruly, gutsy and disgusted with his family.”—Kirkus Reviews 

Legends of War- “The book has drawn me forward with anticipation and reward. A good read. Thank you so much.” Reader—JRF, London, England 

The Road Home- “Charming. Real. Cultured Elise is beautiful and Barton is a rogue and driven obsessively to succeed. He quickly puts his war-time heroics to the side to attain all he desires.” Reader S.

About the Author

C.A. Portnellus is the author of previously published books in the Sparrow Wars in the Garden of Bliss: A La Barre Family Saga series. History student, author, artist, mustician and gourmet cook, Portnellus uses her talents and interests to engage readers in a multi-genre family saga, hoping to curry interest in nostalgic eras in American history. The author currently resides in California.