Things of the Earth
Book 4 Part II Sparrow Wars in the Garden of Bliss
About the Book
It is 1954 and Barton Barre has not only survived World War II, but also come home a hero, thanks to his family’s lucky phoenix. However, for this man of action, fortune is as fickle as is his heart. Now as he works to build a Texas oil empire, he must also keep his beautiful wife, Elise, and their son, Francis, content. Unfortunately, for Barton, this challenge is not easy as temptation and greed influence his every move.
Elise is a devoted mother who also faithfully follows Barton despite his callousness and lies. She knows his soul and believes he is the beast that only her love can tame.
Francis is a resilient boy who has learned early that when it comes to his father, he comes last. As he matures, strives for perfection, and exceeds his parents’ expectations, Francis still manages to fall into the shadow of their demanding lives. As temptation knocks on his own door, life leads Francis down a new path where every decision comes with consequences and he ponders whether he is now a victim of the dreaded La Barre family curse.
In this continuing multi-generational tale, fate and luck, play havoc with the Barre family during post-World War II Texas where love appears to be the only key to bliss.
About the Author
C.A. Portnellus is an artist who believes in fate and the chances that can lead to bliss or ruin with cascading consequences. He happily resides in California with his soul mate and fur-baby muse. Things of the Earth is the fourth book in the La Barre Family Saga series.