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Doris Staton English


(Class of 1956)


A New Novel

in the

***Sweetwater Legacy Series***

 ~ Dreams to Ashes ~

A Civil War saga of love that triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. Rachel Meredith basked in the realization of all her dreams and then came Sherman. As his torch moves ever closer she faces the loss of everything that was important to her....Sweetwater Manor, the plantation for which she had risked everything and Andrew the love of her life. Her dreams could turn to ashes in a moment. Yet her hope remained steadfast that beauty would bloom from the ashes.

~ Savannah to Sweetwater: the Long Journey Home ~

Savannah to Sweetwater: the Long Journey Home, the first in a trilogy, and is available at Amazon in both print and ebook, as well as Barnes and Noble ebook.

It is a historical novel antebellum period, and is filled with intrigue, conflict, history and romance.


~ Christian Romance Author ~


When Doris Stanton English left college to marry the man of her dreams, little did she realize that the happiness and fulfillment she found in this union would inspire her to share that joy with others through her writing.

A romantic at heart, Doris has always loved a good story.  The introduction of the inspirational genre to the romance market presented her with the perfect adventure bubbling inside her.  Convinced that somewhere within the heart of a woman is a deep longing for that special someone in whom she can safely invest her dreams and to whom she can give herself body, mind and soul, she creates exciting love stories based on romance as God intended it to be.

After 40 years of marriage, and more in love than ever, Doris recognizes that love is not a goal, but rather a journey with obstacles and temptations all along the way. From her heart she creates characters that live and breathe as they face and overcome barriers that would destroy their happiness  

Realizing that serenity nurtures romance, Doris and her husband, Bob, along with their three daughters, moved to a small farm just outside metropolitan Atlanta. In this serene setting, her delight is relaxing on the front porch of her modified French country home and watching deer graze in the pasture in front of her house while visions of heroes and heroines dance through her head. Adding to those moments of inspiration is the extensive travel Doris and Bob have enjoyed, where new settings and adventures set her mind ablaze. Their travels have included the Middle East, Europe, Great Britain, the Caribbean, Alaska, Canada and Hawaii, but their favorite place of all is their own romantic cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on a bluff high above the Toccoa River
where Doris spends her most productive hours writing.

Although her marriage and subsequent arrival of three daughters delayed her education, putting her dreams of writing on hold, she continued her education when her children entered school.  Committed to the role of wife and mother as her first priority, she arranged her schedule to meet the needs of her family.  Finally, one year before her youngest daughter graduated from college, Doris graduated from West Georgia University with a 4.0 average and a B.A. degree in history, along with a minor in journalism!

When she looks at the three mature, productive young women who are her daughters and experiences the encouragement of her loving husband to pursue her dream, she has no regrets.  As a matter of fact, she has learned that a dream delayed and nurtured is all the sweeter when realized.

A HEALING LOVE is Dorisís third inspirational romance.  Her credits also include articles for inspirational magazines, historical journals and newspapers.

Click here: A Healing Love (Love Inspired #60): Doris English: 9780373870608: Amazon.com: Books

Contact Doris at: EnglishDoris57@gmail.com



Doris and nephew, John Rocker (former Braves pitcher)

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