Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Moving Story Set in One of History’s Most Memorable Events

Author Elisabeth Stevens takes readers back to the tumultuous 60’s with her book, ‘Ride a Bright and Shining Pony’.

Author Elisabeth Stevens brings readers another phenomenal novel with her book, Ride a Bright and Shining Pony.  A novel set in one of American history’s most tumultuous time periods, Ride a Bright and Shining Pony gives readers a glimpse into the lives of the people whose lives were forever changed by the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his well-known  and inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech.

Set, of course, in August of 1963, Ride a Bright and Shining Pony follows Cynthia, a young, ambitious writer for a New York history book publisher.  Choosing to spend her two-week vacation in Washington D.C. with her boyfriend, Lester, she takes a bus straight into an unexpected turn of events.  Hoping to have a quiet and romantic vacation, maybe even quietly get married to Lester, a newspaper reporter, Cynthia instead ends up being drawn into the March.  

Cynthia, a conservative Northerner, and Lester, a liberal Southerner, find that fate has other plans for them both.  Unavoidably drawn into the March, the peaceful idealism and idyllic hopefulness of the event is followed by something completely different for Cynthia.  In the space of twenty-four hours, Cynthia’s experience becomes riddled with racial violence, mayhem, and, for many, tragedy.

Readers who enjoy their fiction with a twist of historical fact will be delighted by this well-written and powerfully moving novel.  Recalling the glorious fight for equality in the early 1960’s, and still relevant today, Stevens grabs the reader and draws them in to a time that many may not have experienced, but none will ever forget.

Elisabeth Stevens

Elisabeth Stevens has written fifteen books of fiction, poetry, and drama.  Born in Rome, New York, Elisabeth graduated from Wellesley College and now lives and works as a graphic artist in Sarasota, Florida.  Her work has been exhibited around the country and she is a member of SAGA (the Society for American Graphic Artists). 

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