“This is my debut book. With patient guidance, my Author Representative opened my eyes to the exciting publishing world.”
Constance Smith, a registered nurse, tells her mother’s compelling story in “Mid, A Girl In The Mountains,” her debut book. Constance, born in West Virginia, lives with her husband on Lake Houston, Texas.
Betrayed by her family, betrayed by love, and farmed out to relatives during the Great Depression, a young woman is determined to rise above. In 1931, spirited 17-year-old Mid Cover and her family are battling the hardships of the Great Depression. Set in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, Mid’s story begins in the great outdoors, with clear, cold streams, brilliant green vegetation, and fields and forests teeming with berries, nuts, greens, and roots to forage. Restless after a bitter-cold winter, Mid and her siblings tumble outdoors to greet the spring. But Mid’s sheltered childhood is soon shattered by scandal, and her Pop can’t cope: He splits up the five children, and Mid is sent to her uncle’ s farm in Greenbrier County. It is here at a country dance that she meets Pat, her first true love. Against the emotionally charged backdrop of World War II, Mid’s story takes the reader down a path of betrayal and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, as the resilient young woman seeks closure-and a second chance at happiness.