“Molly’s Rocker is my sixth book and the first I’ve published with Outskirts Press. I was impressed with the professionalism of their team and the quality of their work. I am extremely pleased with our final product. I also appreciate their help with marketing and the use of social media to reach many more readers.”
Susan M. Hoskins is an ordained minister with a doctorate of holistic theology. After 9/11, Susan served as a public information officer for ten years with emergency management and public health. She was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal by George W. Bush in 2007 for her leadership of the Mid-America Medical Reserve Corps. Susan is also the author of three suspense novels—Twisted Lights, Twisted Secrets and Twisted Blues—and two spiritual books, Dancing with Angels and Step into Greatness.
Reels of tapes, an old rocking chair, and a story you’ll treasure! Molly lives on a Kentucky tobacco farm with her six older brothers, but she must quit school at an early age to care for her family. She has few prospects for marriage until fate intervenes and she saves a widower’s two sons from a mad dog. Elijah Fry is a complicated man with a tragic past. He trusts only one friend, Henry Jackson, the son of former slaves. Elijah and Molly marry, raise a family, and work alongside Henry to grow tobacco, while combating Kentucky’s corrosive legacy of slavery. After Elijah’s mysterious death, Molly is devastated to learn that she will not inherit their farm. Without income from the tobacco crop, Henry and Molly must survive by their wits and the proceeds of a small insurance policy. The townspeople are horrified by Molly’s friendship with a man of color, but Molly and Henry refuse to leave. Molly’s Rocker is a story of steadfast courage against prejudice—in all its ugly forms—and a moving testament to the power of friendship.