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My Soul to Keep

The Fellowship Dystopia

by Lynette M Burrows

My Soul to Keep - Lynette M. Burrows - Fellowship Dystopia
Part of the The Fellowship Dystopia series:
  • My Soul to Keep
Editions:ePub: $ 4.99
ISBN: 978-1-7325822-1-7
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Pages: 520
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Pages: 518

Miranda lives a charmed life—until she breaks the rules. And in this alternate 1961, following the rules isn’t optional.
Before the Prophet, con men and thieves and murderers drove America into the Great Depression and to the brink of destruction. In those dark days, the Prophet brought the Fellowship and its Council forth to guide America out of the darkness. And under the rules of the Fellowship, America prospered.
Miranda, the daughter of one of the Fellowship’s premier preacher-politicians, enjoys a life of privilege for nearly twenty-five years. But she is one of the elect, it’s 1961, and her time of independence is coming to an end.
By Fellowship law, she must marry the man her parents choose. Live in his shadow. Be his perfect wife.
Her life will never be her own. And she can’t—she won’t—live that way.
She escapes. Creates a new identity. Lives a new life.
A life on the run.
But the world outside of the Fellowship is much darker and more dangerous than she knew. Then, a dead man puts her back in the hands of the tyrannical Fellowship.
Re-education treatments meant to restore complete obedience, awaken dark memories. Memories of soul-shattering secrets. Secrets that could destroy her family. Secrets that could destroy the Fellowship.
She vows to fight the tyrants, even if they are family, even if it costs her life.

My Soul to Keep is an exciting adventure story, a powerful alternate history, and most of all a multi-layered story of the personal growth of a young woman. Miranda sacrifices a life of privilege to rebel against social constraints and to understand painful personal mysteries about her life, revealed only by flashes of memory and confused dreams. As she fights back against the restrictions and hypocrisy of society, she also discovers the secrets of her life and her family, and chooses the values that will drive her actions—and she refuses to “print the legend.”~William F. Wu, author of Hong on the Range 

About the Author

Lynette M. Burrows is a survivor. She survived moving to seventeen different schools before she graduated from high school. She claims that this makes her uniquely qualified to write a dystopian novel or two.

She enjoys coffee, the pleasure of real books, and the crack of a nine-millimeter, not necessarily all at the same time—although they all appear in her stories. Spiced with a dash of intrigue, a dollop of mayhem, and a liberal dose of automatic weapons, her stories span space and time.

The White Box stories, her collaborations with Rob Chilson, appeared in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Magazine. She’s also had stories published in regional and national children’s magazines.

Her series, The Fellowship Dystopia, takes place in America, but it’s 1961 and not the nation you know. Readers have said that the first book in the series, My Soul to Keep, "is a brilliant story, well worth reading, and it leaves you a desire to read more about these characters."

She blogs regularly about inspiration, books, story research, writing, and other subjects of interest. She responds to every comment.

Lynette, her artist husband, and their pack of Yorkies (Astro, Neo, & Gizmo) live in Oz, otherwise known as Kansas.