Clinton, MS (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
Sarah Kelly Albritton’s new coming-of-age Civil War tale “The Other Side of the Flood” highlights interconnection of family and faith.
Childhood is a time wrought with tough lessons and difficult choices. For Elizabeth and Anna Torrey, growing up during the Civil War amplified these trials.
Sarah Kelly Albritton’s “The Other Side of the Flood” tells a coming-of-age story about two young girls living on a small plantation in Civil War-era Mississippi. Through befriending a young slave girl and their adventures, the protagonists learn the importance of family and devotion to God.
“It’s a book that everyone can enjoy while realizing the importance of making the right choices,” Albritton says. “It also emphasizes the importance of a Christian influence in the lives of children.”
Based on historical and real-life experiences from the lives of the author’s great-grandparents, the book is a charming, wholesome tale for readers of all ages. The girls’ friendship, the wise words of their papa and the love from their mama emphasize man’s inhumanity to man, the strength of family and man’s relationship with God.
About the author
Sarah Kelly Albritton earned her bachelor’s degree and Master’s in English from Belhaven University. She worked as a teacher and bank manager for 27 years. She is an active member of the Providence Presbyterian Church, mother of five and grandmother of 11. Sarah loves family history and has a deep connection to her Scottish Presbyterian roots. She is retired and lives in Clinton, Miss., where she has lived for the last 42 years.