A truly historical occasion, my girl Gwendolyn Delaine, my
elementary school classmate from Bethel Hill, a storyteller
extraordinaire in her own right and publisher of a book about
Livingston and the little community that her Great-Grandfather
built titled: The Moore Place Community: Remnant of A
Time Gone By. Lots of love and hugs Gwen.
Phyllis Lawson - Quilts of Souls
Gwen, I am so proud of you! This is great. You are doing your God
given talent. You should consider taking it on the road to other school
districts during Black History month , it would be awesome !!!!
C. L. Fields - August 8, 2016
This Moore Place book "Remnant Of A Time Gone By" is very captivating. Once you start reading, you can't put it down. While reading the stories, I felt as if I stepped into the pages and experienced each adventure. I cried awhile, then laughed awhile and then cried some more. It was like riding on an emotional roller coaster. After reading the book, it left me wanting more stories. I loved the history portion of the book. It made me so proud. I think everyone should read this book because it is a great reminder of family values. - W. Moore, St, Louis, MO - May 25, 2016
Words cannot express how proud I am of my Mother. She has done an amazing job with her book. She has taken moments from her youth and expressed them in a way that captures your attention and keeps you engaged from start to finish. I can't wait to see what else she will accomplish in this chapter of her life. - S. Carter, Bham, AL - April 13, 2016.
Gwen, I truly enjoyed reading your book. It's AWESOME!!!! I do believe you were ordained to write this book. Thank you for filling me in on my family's history and I soooooo enjoyed your stories. Read each one with a smile. Frieda Walker - Douglasville, GA - August 2, 2016
THE MOORE PLACE COMMUNITY ~ Remnant of aTime Gone By
"Remnant of a Time Gone By" is a very good book. That may sound old and cliche, but this book should be read by gen-x, gen-y mileniums, baby-boomers and all generations. If one desires to know about life in the Black Belt of Alabama in the 1950s and early 1960s, this is a must-read book. After reading the book you will know the "ethos" of the people of that time and era. For baby-boomers and older, this book will jog your memory of this time long gone by. Many people wish for the good-old days. After reading the book, at best you will wish for some of the things from the good old days, not all. There were a lot of good things going on back then, but life was quite difficult back then: the oppression from Jim Crow laws, the inherent challenges of farming, and the availability of jobs outside the home to earn money to support your family. A lot of that is still true today, but it was much worse back them. We could use some of the love that most people had for each other back then, strong ethics, support and parental involvement in the education of our children, and a strong love for God and family. That is what I took away from the book. I grew up in the city and did not experience some of the things I read in the book. After reading the book, I appreciate my parents and grandparents(who grew up and lived in Black Belt of Alabama and East Central Mississippi) even more. I still wonder how they survived. Read the book and I am sure you will leave with a different perspective of things and you will learn a lot. W. Sanders, MA-August 2016
The book, "Moore Place Community" by Gwendolyn Delaine was fan...tastic! I could not put it down. As a Southerner myself from Coatopa, I could relate to the stories in the book. The biggest message, I feel, is the love of family, working together as a team for the greater good. L. Deavers - February 24, 2016
Gwendolyn, I am so proud to have met you. Your book is wonderful. I am more or less quoting you in my column which should come out next Thursday. Please keep in touch and let me know what I can do for you anytime. C. Smith - March 1, 2016
Your book is very entertaining. It's a needed reminder of the importance of good family values in the home and community. Good job!!! V. Delaine - February 19, 2016
What an awesome read. I could really relate to the stories that Mrs. Delaine wrote about in this book. My favorite story was Old Mary. I couldn't help but laugh while reading her adventure with Old Mary the mule. R. Campbell - University of West Alabama
This book brought back memories of my upbringing. I really enjoyed reading it. So proud of the author. R. Rencher - April 25, 2016
I really enjoyed reading your book. It was so inspiring and interesting! All praises to God for what He is doing in you and through you. So proud of you! S. Robinson - April 26, 2016
Enjoyed meeting new local author Gwendolyn Moore Delaine. She has written a book about the History of her Great Grandfather Tom Moore, Sr. and how in 1905 he established his own Farm Town - "The Moore Place" in the Black Belt area or Sumter County. The Moore Place is located approximately 6.0 miles from Livingston, Alabama on Highway 28 East in Coatopa and is listed on the map as Moore Town. By C. Smith: LIVINGSTON LINES (The Sumter County Record-Journal)
Wonderful written history, enjoyed reading every page. I just finished reading "The Moore Place Community, Remnant of a Time Gone By". Wow, every word had me sitting on the edge of my chair ready to read another chapter. Your descriptions and history of one of our County's rich blessings was an inspiration to read. I could just imagine that I was right there, every description you mention reminds me so much of how every family should be thankful for the love their families gave. Next time you go pick wild flowers or plums or even pick up pecans, let me know, I would love to go with you to experience even more of the Moore Place experience. Love you and May God continue to Bless you and we can't wait for your next book. Blessings. C. Sudduth , Livingston, AL - Nov. 2016