Pheba Hawkins Smith shares ‘Two Little Girls’ Story

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Book is rich with family togetherness, relationships with local church, faith in God

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Pheba Hawkins Smith wanted her nephews to know of their mother’s history long before Mary’s untimely death in an automobile accident at age 52. It prompted her to write “Two Little Girls” (published by WestBow Press), a story of a rich family life with a very strong faith in God.

The book tells the story of a family of nine children and their widowed mother living on an old fashioned farm in the 1950s outside of Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Even if life was difficult, they found it to be rich and fun through their faith in God and his amazing care for them.

“Anyone who lived in the earlier era will identify with its slower pace of life, and children will delight in the antics of the two little girls in this story,” Smith says. “Anyone unfamiliar with this era will discover a model of life to be desired.”

“My purpose here is to paint a picture of life on the Hawkins’s farm and provide a glimpse into the Hawkins family. God gave a rich heritage to those of us who grew up in that family.”

“Two Little Girls”
By Pheba Hawkins Smith
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781512797435
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781512797411
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781512797428
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Pheba Hawkins Smith is the ninth child of Emery and Iola Hawkins. After graduating from Lincoln Christian College, she attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois where she received her certification to teach music. She taught in schools in Maroa and Forsyth in Illinois. When her husband accepted ministries in Ohio, she taught in Kirtland and Madison. She enjoyed a career in teaching elementary school music for 31 years. She was assisted by her sidekick, Johnny, a Jerry Mahoney puppet. She has two daughters, Marti and Traci, who gave her two sons-in-law, Darin O’Neil and Mike Brown.

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