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Jean Ellis Hudson tells story of ‘A Gentle Soul’ tested in wartime

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Jean Ellis Hudson, author of the critically acclaimed novel, “A Journey to Faith,” returns to the world of Christian fiction with “A Gentle Soul” (published by Trafford Publishing). This new novel tells a story of family, survival and faith set in a time of war and widespread terror.

A Gentle Soul” is centered on the experiences of Jeff, a young man who finds himself thrust at the center of a life-changing war. He is sent to fight in the muck and mire of the trenches of France, experiencing extreme brutality and bloodshed. In the face of overwhelming odds, Jeff learns to show gentleness and kindness to his fellow soldiers, virtues which he learned from his Christian parents. Will Jeff survive the war? More importantly, will his faith remain intact in the midst of violence and death?

An evocative and compelling narrator, Hudson has crafted, out of the desolation of war, a story of faith and the human spirit. “A Gentle Soul” shines with a message of hope.

An excerpt from the novel reads: “When night came, Jeff and the other men were called up. When the moment came, they all crawled “over the top” of the sandbags and out into “no man’s land” on their elbows and knees, trying to stay as low as possible. Jeff came face to face with a German soldier and they both looked frightened, so they crawled on. Jeff couldn’t help but wonder, ‘What is the point in this?’”

“A Gentle Soul”
By Jean Ellis Hudson Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 320 pages | ISBN 9781490764467
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 320 pages | ISBN 9781490764443
E-Book | 320 pages | ISBN 9781490764450
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jean Ellis Hudson holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degree in secondary education/social studies. She taught high school for 15 years before becoming a church secretary. Upon retiring, she followed her dream which she has wanted to do since she was 15 years old. She enjoys writing Christian historical fiction and her first book, “A Journey to Faith,” received a positive review from the US Review of Books. It also earned the Gold Seal of Literary Excellence. She lives in Georgia with her husband, Jimmy.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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