Another thrill! The Jonesborough (TN) Herald & Tribune devoted a full page to a review of Spring House. The review, in the column “Digging for Your Roots,” was written by John L. Kiener of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society.
He was especially complimentary of the features that normally aren’t part of a novel: the footnotes, index, and list of surnames of families known to have married into the Mitchell family. Kiener writes, “The Index makes it clear that David Bowles is among an expanding generation of genealogists who believe that genealogy is more than a series of ancestral charts.” He also praised the press kit that accompanied the review copy of the book, which gave him lots of background material. You can download an electronic version of the press kit on the Westward Sagas Web siteÂ – the entire media kit is available in one PDF file or you can select individual items.
Mr. Kiener says, “I enjoyed reading ‘Spring House.’ David Bowles has been in Washington County recently. The author attended the September meeting of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society.Â He is a professional genealogist that provides the hobby with the kind of direction that expands and excites our review of our familiesâ€™ role in the American Experience.”
I enjoyed the genealogical society meeting and will be reporting on it along with other news of my trip in the coming days.