Shae Bryant
Author. Storyteller.

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The Tin Photo
Appalachian Roots Book 1
 

Matko Zjdelar is a young immigrant arriving during an exciting time of change in the United States. When a heartbreaking event alters everything, a family secret is created and kept for nearly a century. The Tin Photo spans four generations of Americans as they discover their past and look to a future beyond Logan, West Virginia.
 

"The Tin Photo is a must." - Marisa Fleischer


"The joy, the hardships, the love – we get to share in it all. A wonderful peek into a family’s history..." - The Faerie Review
 

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Is She Home?
Appalachian Roots Book 2
 

"This journey started when our Mother came from Ireland. One day, our family heartbreak will end." - Emma Quinn
 

A young Irish immigrant finds herself a domestic servant in New York City before the turn of the century. Her dreams and hopes are constantly shattered by fears until she faces them through letters and notes to her children. Emma, the eldest daughter, reads her Mother's memoirs, and makes a decision to bring her family back together.
 

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Marriage and Moonshine
Appalachian Roots Book 3
 

In 1914, West Virginia passed state-wide prohibition years before it became law in the United States. This ushered in a rise of moonshiners, bootleggers, and violence between the alcohol-toting outlaws and the police. While women were part of the operations, they were usually overlooked by the authorities.
 

Polly Harrison is the daughter of a coal miner. She is destined to be the Mother and wife of coal miners. That is the last thing she wants for herself. When Polly meets widower “Dove” Varney, the two create an arrangement that benefits both of them.

Their marriage of convenience is expertly crafted to make family and friends believe Polly is about to be a dutiful wife. Even she is surprised to find out she has become the wife of a moonshiner. Will she work alongside him and collect the wealth from the illegal operation? Or, will she spill his secret to save herself? 

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