The Common Hours

In Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1888, the lumber industry is turning ordinary citizens into millionaires. Mary and her daughter Sarah, live a privileged life on millionaire row in their victorian home. When Mary is caught in an affair with the local minister, the family will lose what matters to them most.

Mary leaves her family and returns to a forgotten past where she hopes to find resolution. Sarah leaves behind everything familiar to her when her father moves them to a small village in the wilderness to the north.

The people they meet and experiences they have will change them in unexpected ways. A novel about life and forgiveness.

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About Tina D. Stephens

Writing has been a part of Tina's life since the day she learned her alphabet, a talent she learned from her father and grandfather whom she regards as master storytellers.

She spent her teen years living in Pennsylvania. It was there in the shadows of the wooded mountains she began drafting what would someday become "The Common Hours".

She currently lives in Phoenix with her husband and three children. You can email Tina Stephens at:

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"If you are looking for encouragement, need to put your circumstances in perspective, or just want to escape, this book will accomplish just that. "

-Amazon Review

"This book is terrific. I could not put it down. I am from the area that this book is written about. It tells a lot about the history and keeps you guessing on what is going to happen next. cannot wait for her next book to come out."

-Amazon Review