Cleared For Planting

by Janice Cole Hopkins

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620205044

304 pages

Price: $15.99

Living in the Appalachian Mountains in 1804 takes a strong person, and the unexpected can be lurking just around the corner.     Emma has high hopes when her family moves to the North Carolina mountains. Her father appears to have finally quit drinking, and he plans to settle their family once and for all near the Linville River. Here Emma meets Edgar Moretz, an intelligent, passionate, and godly young man. Things are looking up for her, but when she is captured by a Cherokee raiding party, Emma’s problems have just begun.      Years later, Clifton has finally finished his medical training and plans to spend some time at his family’s mountain farm until he can decide his next step. He also hopes God will send him a special woman to become his wife. But when she arrives unexpectedly, he finds that the road to happiness is not always smooth.


Janice Cole Hopkins grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and began writing early in her life. As an English and history teacher, she wrote and published in magazines, but she always dreamed of publishing a historical novel. She has been active in church and has done both short-term and long-term mission work. She enjoys writing for the Christian market, and all profits from her books go to Christian charities. Cleared for Planting is a stand-alone novel, and is also the first installment in her Appalachian Roots Series.