Tempest and Sunshine or Life in Kentucky by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes The Federal Book Company

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Step back into the 1860s with the undated edition of Tempest and Sunshine or Life in Kentucky, authored by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes. This hardcover book provides a fascinating look into a bygone era. Complete with pasted photographic illustrations on the front board, this novel is a testament to the vibrant storytelling of the time.

The book captures the essence of its setting through detailed descriptions of the surroundings and weather. Experience a journey through the lives of memorable characters, especially the colorful father figure, with twists that keep the pages turning. Though there is a minor split in the binding, all pages remain intact, preserving the integrity of this enjoyable read.


  • Author: Mrs. Mary J. Holmes
  • Publisher: The Federal Book Company
  • Date: undated
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 375
  • Dimensions: 7x5x1 inches
  • Condition: Minor split in binding, but all pages are attached 

Four Key Features:

  1. Engaging Storytelling: A compelling narrative set in the 1860s.
  2. Character Development: rich and colorful characters that bring the story to life.
  3. Vivid Descriptions: Holmes’s skillful descriptions enhance the reading experience.
  4. Historical Insight: An enjoyable read that offers a perspective on life in the 19th century.

    Beyond The Final Page:

    "Tempest and Sunshine or Life in Kentucky," is not just a historical novel; it's a journey through time that captivates the imagination and offers a window into the past. It's an ideal read for those who appreciate historical fiction and the art of storytelling.


    This vintage book has been previously loved and shows signs of age, including a minor split in the binding. The book's pages and cover, however, are well preserved. Please refer to the photos for more details, and contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

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