Self-Sacrifice on Multiple Levels

S. Lee Fisher
S. Lee Fisher Author Interview

Under the Grapevine is the second book in your riveting family saga, The Women of Campbell County. What were some new ideas you wanted to introduce in this book that were different from book one?

I wanted the reader to know that love is powerful and can overcome deceit and hatred. Despite having a wretched mother, the Bailey children develop into adults, minimally scathed, due to the nurturing of Tabs’ love.

What were some challenges you set for yourself as a writer with this book?

My biggest challenge writing Under the Grapevine was the transition from Olive to Harriett as the main character. It’s difficult for Olive’s impudence to play second chair.

What were some obstacles in the story that you felt were important to defining your characters?

Life during the first half of the last century is often depicted as a simpler lifestyle. I wanted to remind my readers that living through the Great Depression and WWII was complicated and stressful, resulting in self-sacrifice on multiple levels.

What can readers expect in the next book in The Women of Campbell County series?

The next book in The Women of Campbell County series revolves around Harriett coming into her own, garnering the education her mother coveted, and succeeding as a corporate woman. In contrast, it also follows her husband Eddy’s journey after being drafted into the Army. Unlike the first two books which cover several decades, Hill House Divided, takes place over three years, 1950 to 1953.

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The entire country is in upheaval, and so is she. Can one broken woman survive the coming storms?

Western Pennsylvania, 1925. Olive Westchester brims with bitter, unrealized potential. Refusing to visit her father’s deathbed and forgive him for her beloved brother’s passing, she turns her attention to completing the schooling she always coveted. But her anticipation erupts into rage when a fifth unplanned pregnancy torpedoes her longed-for future.

As the years pass and America suffers from the Great Depression, Olive painfully faces shattered dreams of reaching medical school and independence. And when her youngest daughter inherits her smarts and seizes an opportunity for higher education, Olive’s unhappiness threatens to swallow her whole.

Will she ever find the success and achievement she so desperately craves?

Under the Grapevine is the gripping second book in The Women of Campbell County: Family Saga women’s fiction series. If you like deeply drawn characters, historical authenticity, and true-life dilemmas, then you’ll love S. Lee Fisher’s emotional journey.

Buy Under the Grapevine to struggle for a brighter tomorrow today!

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