Brenda Jones, a part-time resident of Monroe County, recently published her second book, “Keeping Hope Alive,” a historical fiction revolving around a couple’s life during World War II. Jones will hold a book signing for her latest work from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield.Pictured are Brenda Jones’ two published books, “Nurses Under Fire” and “Keeping Hope Alive.” Jones will hold a book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield.

The passion to keep ‘hope alive’

Jones holding book signing Sunday, July 15

Sometimes when Ed Jones talks to his wife Brenda, she simply doesn’t hear him.

They might be in the same room, but, as Brenda put it, she’s in an entirely different world.

With her yellow tablet in hand, Brenda is somewhere else altogether.

“She has a passion for writing,” Ed said of his wife.

Brenda’s passion helped her recently publish her second book, “Keeping Hope Alive,”

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