In Those First Bright Days Of Elvis (OLD)

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In Those First Bright Days of Elvis tells the story of a seemingly unimportant, even trivial decision that sets in motion events that bring about irreparable consequences.

One October night in 1955 Julie Morgan, for lack of something more exciting to do, attends a concert, where an unknown singer by the name of Elvis Presley is the featured performer. Her attendance at this show triggers incidents that ultimately change the course of her life.

That night at the concert, Julie encounters three strangers. The first, a lookalike, who could pass for Julie’s twin; the second, a college boy who becomes the love of Julie’s life; and the third, a little known singer, Elvis Presley, on the precipice of a meteoric rise to fame, who befriends Julie and whose casual comment about a light bulb becomes a beacon to guide her to her father. Unaware that her longings to feel truly loved and valued stem from the need to have her father in her life, Julie unconsciously tries to substitute a boy’s love for the missing father’s guidance and support.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan masterfully weaves a story of human anguish and betrayal, of love and loss, of recrimination, and of regret for choices that, once made, change one’s life forever. She recreates the “golden days” of drive-in movies, screen wire petticoats, and glitzy American cars, when the world seemed brighter and more innocent than today. But was it?

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Karen Emmons
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Josephine, you are truly amazingly gifted and talented! An author, artist, actor… and so much more! The cover on your book, that you painted, helps to set the tone for your story perfectly. I had the privilege of reading your book the other day and wrote the following review: — I was amazed how much emotion was evoked, within me, as I read “In Those First Bright Days of Elvis” by author Josephine Rascoe Keenan. I found that I could not put the book down until I completed it. The story immediately transported me back to my school days in… Read more »
Alberta W.
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I signed up for the May 3 signing. I will be bringing Sharyn Fox with me. I’m looking forward to it, as well as to seeing you again!

Peter Haloulos
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Good for you, Josephine!! Just ordered 3 copies: mine, Pam Fox, and Jane Etta. We’re all looking forward to it. Love.

Richard Griffin
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Lovely, book signing in the El Doplex.. You got me rockin to Elvis and Buddy Holly..

Don Eudy
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Why did one person get so much talent? Because you knew how to use it, of course! Looking forward to reading your book! Best regards, Donny

karen odenbach
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can’t wait for this book. i know it will be great , just as josephine is a wonderful and talented lady.

Barbara Nicklaus
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Will March 2016 ever get here? I’m waiting patiently to read this book. I know it will be wonderful filled with memories of our youth.

Pat
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Josephine, while I’ve never been a big Elvis fan, I can change the image in my mind to Donny Osmond and then hey, the story will have my imagination go wild 🙂

Jo Ellen Daly Pippin
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I am looking forward to reading your book about the 50s and ofcourse, ELVIS. I have such wonderful, fond memories of those days. I can’t wait to escape back to them thru your book. I will aniously be awaiting it’s availabilty!

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Jo Ellen! How great to hear from you! We are planning a book signing in El Dorado in May. I’ll post on the blog the exact date as soon as I know. Thanks for your support!

Carolyn Terry
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Oh my, down memory lane! Can’t wait to read it and share with my book club! Elvis played in Texarkana on his way down to the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport! This was, of course, before he hit it really big. But he was definitely on his way up. See you in El Dorado!

Beed
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Mom would be so happy and proud! 🙂
Can’t wait, Josie!

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

I wish she could be here. Frank and I both miss her so. Thanks for your support, and best of luck in your new venture.

Donna Becher
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Intriguing! The image of the car in the starlit oil fields adds an air of intrigue and expectation- I can hardly wait to read the book!! Very exciting stuff- congratulations!!!!

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thank you, Donna. I am glad you like the painting, which will be the cover art for the book.

Pollyann G. Powers
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Im so excited about your upcoming book. Being a new avid reader, I cant wait. I’m presently finishing a Patterson book, and I’m expecting you to become just as famous. No doubt your book might end up on the golden screen. I wish you the best.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thanks so much for your support and good wishes.

Carolyn Terry
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Can’t wait to read the book. Where do I get it? I’m looking forward to a book signing in El Dorado!

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thanks for your comment! The book comes out next spring! You will get email notifications about it every once in a while since you signed up for the emails.

Carolyn Terry
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My precious roommate! I am so proud of you! Talent oozes from your pores!!! I really want to read the book. Can I get it on Amazon? Can’t wait for a book signing in El Dorado!

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thank you, college roommate. I appreciate your kind words. It’s mostly hard work, though. It will be available on Amazon next Spring.

Judy Dearasaugh
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I look forward to reading the book. It is amazing to me that i was not impressed when Elvis came to El Dorado.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Judy,
Thanks so much for visiting my website. The book is coming out in the spring.

Jackie Smith
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HOW EXCITING!!! HAVING A BOOK PUBLISHED!! I love the title & would not change it “for the world”

Lisa Everingham
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This book sounds very interesting. I would like to read it. The story line about the father/daughter relationship intriques me and the setting in the “bright days of Elvis” sounds like a Wonderful place for a story to unfold.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thanks for visiting the website and for your supportive comments.

Sharon Murphhy
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How could anyone not be intrigued and anxious to read this book, with Elvis in the title???? Elvis sets the stage for so many possibilities in a novel. I work with all age groups, and am constantly amazed at the large number of teenagers who know and love Elvis. I think the title inspires all of us to buy a copy of the novel and discover how Elvis influenced this particular girl’s life.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thanks for your comments, Sharon. I am glad the title appeals to you and the teens you know.

Cindy Greetis
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GREAT TITLE! it really caught my attention. Can’t wait to read the book.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Thanks for visiting the website, Cindy, and for your comments and enthusiasm!

Bill Stowell
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This sounds like a fascinating story. I wonder how much influence Elvis has on Julie’s life and if there wqs a conflict in her permanent relationship because she was befriended by the heart throb of a generation of women.

Josephine Rascoe Keenan
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Josephine Rascoe Keenan

Bill, thanks for your comments. Visit the website again for more news about the book.

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