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Bath Pond by Lowell Teal
A Heart-Warming Story Of An Early Florida Family
2006 President's Book Awards Winner

"Bath Pond" is a one-of-a-kind, heartwarming story of unspeakable sadness and enduring love arising from personal tragedy. The adversity, warmth, and determination of the Gregson family and their friends as they work their way through the Depression and its aftermath combine for a great, feel-good read.

These characters are personally bound to each other, not by choice, but by necessity. They are honest, dependable, never greedy, and, above all else, possess the stuff that commerce and great nations are built on. One of their premier qualities that can be taken to the bank is that "their goodness had power."

Everyone who shares memories of or knows people who came up during the late 1920s through the '30s and into the early '40s knows someone similar to every character in this novel. They are some of our closest friends and family members. On another level, for the businessperson, "Bath Pond" provides an excellent example of vertical marketing: a key to wealth in any age.

Bath Pond
PRODUCT DETAILS
  • Hardcover: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Bath Pond Publishing
    (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886939632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886939639
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bath Pond Publishing
    (Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886939705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886939707
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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Bath Pond
BATH POND BOOK REVIEW
Heartwarming, touching and hard to put down. I am a reviewer of business books. I don't read that much outside that genre, because I really haven't found that many books that really seem worth my time. A friend suggested I read Bath Pond and I felt uncomfortable right away. "Bath Pond" what kind of title is that? What am I getting into? But, friendship being what it is, I agreed.

Almost from the beginning I was pulled into the book. The writing is easy to flow with - almost too contrived in the dialog in a few places. But, captivating! I'll admit to actually giving up some work to return to pages of this historical novel. When tears begin to well up just from reading a few words on a page, something's happening. This writer has a way of engaging the reader that makes this book worthy pf my highest recommendation.

The storyline is the tale of a family growing up in Florida during the Depression and the decades that followed. From literally having nothing but each other, a young couple build an inspiring life in the cattle, farming and citrus business that characterizes Florida's history. Joy and tragedy take the reader on a roller coaster of real-life experiences that are vividly portrayed. I found myself emotionally involved a number of times, even when trying to be dispassionate about my reading. Teal obviously used his background - growing up in the environment he writes about - to good measure.

A book I tried to avoid became a favorite. For some great appreciation of a slice of history rarely seen, a very human story of people so real you can almost talk with them, and an opportunity to reflect on your own life - read Bath Pond.

Reviewed by Roger E. Herman
CEO, The Herman Group Strategic Business Futurist concentrating on workforce trends. Contributing Editor, "The Futurist" magazine. Certified Management Consultant. Certified Speaking Professional, Author of 11 books, including business best sellers "Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs", "Too Few People Keeping Good People" and "How to Become an Employer of Choice". President, Employers United for a Stronger America