Jan Sikes is an award-winning Texas author who has been called a wordsmith by her peers. She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. You simply can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to create fictitious characters to tell the story through, and they bring the intricately woven tale to life in an entertaining way. She released a series of music CDs to accompany the four biographical fiction books and then published a book of poetry and art to complete the story circle.
And now that the story is told, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published many short stories with a series of novels waiting in the wings. She is a member of The Author’s Marketing Guild, Writer’s League of Texas, RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC), RAVE WRITER’S INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHOR (RWISA), and sits on the RWISA Executive Council.
Flowers and Stone
The Convict and the Rose
Home At Last
'Til Death Do Us Part, Discovery
Jan Sikes Books
Flowers and Stone
Darlina Flowers longs to fit in, to belong, and more than anything, to be accepted. On her own, in Abilene, Texas, 1970, at nineteen, she’s working days in a boiler factory and nights at a local nightclub as a fledgling go-go dancer and waitress. Growing up in a strict religious home, sheltered and protected from the world, she finds herself drawn to all the things that were taboo or forbidden by her mother and the religion.
In this Award-Winning sequel to "Flowers and Stone." Luke and Darlina find their love severely tested as they struggle to overcome enormous odds.
When Texas veteran musician, Luke Stone, finds himself behind bars with a seventy-five-year sentence, he is filled with hate, anger, and rebelliousness. He's lost everything that he treasures, including the woman who holds his heart.
Released from federal prison after fifteen long years, Luke Stone boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas, for home and the woman who holds his heart. Revenge haunts him no more and the unjust sentence is behind him for good.
He happily hangs up his neon dreams for a paint brush and hammer, and trades his convict clothes for jeans and a work shirt. All of the plans and dreams made through letters over the many years can now become reality.
Luke Stone has cheated death more times than he cares to remember. With a second music career opportunity, he knows he won’t fill the Texas dancehalls and honky-tonks as he did in his younger days, but is determined to give it his all. Darlina, his rock, and anchor, longs to see his dreams fulfilled and vows to do everything possible to help him find success. Together the two grab the chance for Luke to record a new CD and make the sacrifices necessary to see it through.
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