Lady of Steel

by R. Furman Kenney, Sr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/17/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781434379627
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781434379610

About the Book

    The setting of this novel centers around the period of the Civil War.  It tells the story of a spoiled, head strong young lady who was determined to have her way at all costs.  Her run-away marriage was for the purpose of defying her mother rather than for true love.  It tells the high price that she, Rosetta, paid as a result of her defiance.

   It describes life as lived in the south during that period of history.  It depicts the hardships suffered by both soldiers and civilians during the "war between the states".

    It tells of Rosetta's life and death struggle for the survival of herself and her children.  It describes the depth of poverty to which she sank in that struggle.

    Finally, when all hope for survival was gone she was literally brought to her knees.  Only then did she humble herself before her Creator and Lord  and ask for His help.  God opened her eyes to an awareness that there was help all around her.

    It recounts her near death experience at the hands of a person from her past.  It tells of happiness that came into her life because of another person from her past.  He referred to her as a "lady of steel".

About the Author

  Robert Furman Kenney, Sr. is a native of northeast Mississippi.  A graduate of Tupelo High School, Tupelo, MS; Mississippi College, Clinton, MS (B.A.), of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY (M.Div., Ph.D.).

  Served during WWII with the 9th Marine Regt., Third Div. in the South Pacific; stationed in New Zealand, on Guadalcanal, made the landings on Bougainville and Guam (received the bronze cross for meritorious service in combat).

  Was pastor of the  Smithfield Baptist Church, Smithfield, VA and the Parkview Baptist Church, Newport News, VA; was the C.E.O. of the "Newport News Baptist Retirement Community" (now known as "The Chesapeake") in Newport News, VA.

  Author of sermons appearing in "More Southern Baptist  Sermons", Zondervan Pastors' Annual; author of the thesis, "Jeremiah's Distinctive Contribution to Hebrew Psalmody"; pictorial history of The Chesapeake (covering first 30 years) unpublished; article which is to appear in the periodical, "Mature Living" entitled "Don't Pity Me!"; an autobiography entitled "People Like M'Self".

  Married to the former Evelyn Moore.  Father of two children, Col. (Ret.) Bob Kenney and Martha Lynn Kenney.  Grandfather of two grandsons, Patrick and Alex.