River Summers

Stories from the Rappahannock

Destined to be a Classic! This Book Brings Delight to all Readers!




River Summers: Stories from the Rappahannock

ISBN 1-4241-6695-0

Russell Francis brings to life a series of heartwarming stories

of southern life in a large loving family in the early 1950's and 60's.

His whimsical and sometimes bittersweet stories are sprinkled with

 southern history, mystery and the innocent

 adventures and mis-adventures of growing up with

dogs, frogs, and great River Summers



Born in 1953 in Richmond, Virginia, and still a proud Virginian,

Mr. Francis has always enjoyed the craft of writing,

including short stories, poems, and an occasional song.

His "Walden Pond" is the Rappahannock River in the

northern neck of Virginia.

He has remained very close to his family and river life.

His love of all things aquatic extends to more then just the

 surface of the water; he has been an avid

SCUBA diver and boater for many years.

Due to his deep appreciation and respect for the river, he knows what our

estuaries, bays and oceans can offer for future generations. 

Are you going to be "Setting on the Dock by the Bay!"




Thank you for taking your valuable time to visit the

official web site:WWW.RiverSummers.com.

You will find where to purchase the book, media  data,

 great products, including a historical dive salvage vessel, 

vintage river and family photos, weather links and other important


All to make you river experience a more exciting family


 In addition you have the opporitunity to share your own

 River Summers family stories or pictures on the interactive

 forum and blog with others.

Become part of the history of Virginia! Visit the links

for exciting upcoming events in the area.

Sign the Guestbook, let us know you came by for a visit!

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Ask your local bookseller to order your copies of

River Summers- Stories from the Rappahannock!

Thanks again for stopping by!


folks have tied up to the dock and 

come in for a visit!