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Remember fairy tales? They’re back…. The strangers came first for the timber. Next they came for the coal. Now, they’ve returned—for Widows Hollow.

Return To Widows Hollow

Have you ever doubted God? They did. How much suffering will He allow—to redeem one soul?
Prepare to fall in love with four year old Daniel Ruddy.

Hard Mountain

It is 1975, vandals plague the S&S. While portents and nightmares add to the horrors, The Train Man returns, knowing that trespassers pose a greater threat.


What is it like to go toe-to-toe with evil? To fight the very Prince of Darkness? This is the challenge that faces twelve-year-old Willie MacGregor and his best friend, Johanna.


Elza is honored to have Larrs Jackson, the voice of Hollywood, bringing her characters to life in Rosemillion, the audio.  Jackson was chosen by Director Jim Meskimen, to voice two of the characters in Meskimen’s “Battlefield Earth”, the number one best selling audio book in the country. 


Listen to the first 2 chapters of Rosemillion Here

by J. Helen Elza | Rosemillion

Helen Elza grew up second oldest in a rowdy household with seven brothers and two sisters in Hurst, Texas, a Dallas suburb, where, early on, books became Elza’s best friends. Her love for reading and writing never diminished and, in 1972, a chance encounter with a stranger redirected the course of her life and birthed Elza’s dreams of becoming a novelist.

She became an American best-selling author with Rosemillion, book I of The Appalachian Trilogy.  Readers comment that Elza’s portrayal of Appalachia and its people from the early 50s to the mid-70s is so real, they can smell the biscuits baking and feel the weight of the beautiful handmade quilts.

Elza experienced the amazing people from the Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia Mountains of Appalachia throughout her thirty-year marriage to a man from “W” Hollow, Greenup, Kentucky.  He and his family were neighbors to the beloved novelist and poet laureate of Kentucky, Jesse Stuart, who mentions them in his books.

Elza writes and people watches full -time from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee where she lives with her family, three dogs, a visiting raccoon, and a variety of other woodland critters.

In her own words, “I love what I’m doing and I’m doing what I love.”

“What fans are saying”

2000px-5_stars.svg_An extremely well-written story showing that all differences between the bigoted, well bred rich people in a small Kentucky community and the poor as dirt, uneducated people from Widows Hollow come to nothing when the truth is discovered in the end. A seemingly impossible love develops between a wealthy man from town and a girl with no formal education from the Hollows. A wonderful mystery is solved in the books last pages.

2000px-5_stars.svg_Highly recommended!
Rosemillion is a heart-wrenching story of extremely poor mountain people struggling to preserve their life-styles. I loved the way Pick, Stump Simpson, Mamma John and their neighbors portrayed decent people who were honest, trustworthy, and fiercely supportive of each other. We saw greed and lack of human compassion in wealthy Stephen Stalworth. The character development in this book was deep as Suzanne, Jan, and others tried to breach the class barriers to help the people of Widows Hollow. The author enabled me to feel that I was actually there at times, the mark of a top quality novel.
Linda Husvar “ljhorsewoman” April 24, 2015


One of the best books I have read!
Great story can’t wait to read book 2 “return to widows hollow” J. Helen Elza is a great author and story teller. Dena Gray


Wow! This author is fantastic. It is one of the best books I have read. The novel truly touched my heart. A gentle read, but also a page turner. Mtn Rose