TREES IN THE FIELD Preview
June 18, 2012Dear Readers,
The publication of my next novel is fast approaching and I am delighted to share the first chapter with you at http://jeknowles.com.
Here's the story:
Raybelle McKeehan has known what she wanted to be since she was a kid: the President of the United States. She's now the junior senator from Tennessee...and a Republican. When the midterm elections shake up Washington, Raybelle sees fewer obstacles to her goal. Then she gets a call from Tomas Jefferson, who shares her name with Raybelle's favorite presidential memorial.
Tomas reminds Raybelle of what she would rather forget: her brother, and the past they share. The more Raybelle tries to co-opt Tomas into her own career path, the messier things become. Soon, she has trouble telling a friend from an enemy, in Washington and beyond.
As Raybelle loses control of her political issues, and her personal feelings, she is forced to ask some fundamental questions about the country she's served all her life, and what patriotism really means.