Well-to-do and engaged to be married, Sally Boyce had a smooth existence until the black cloud of the Great Depression settled over her family and her father lost his bank, their house, and his health. Now, she must fend for herself and try to salvage things for her family. Meanwhile, her fiance, Walter, is also struggling to rebuild his finances with a new job and refuses to marry her until he can properly support them both. When Sally gets a job as a car salesperson, she thinks it's just a matter of time before things return to normal-though she's also begun to enjoy her independence. When she finds herself navigating the unexpected attentions of a flirtatious salesman and a wealthy client-in addition to her rocky relationship with Walter-things start to get complicated. Written and set in 1938, "That Boyce Girl" offers a unique perspective on a time in US history when anything was possible but change was still shocking. In this inspiring tale of female courage, Sally is tricked, betrayed, and manipulated by multiple men-and yet remains determined in her convictions. Will her bravery win her the life she desires and save her family?"
R. H. Davis was born in Buchanan, Missouri, in 1897. His father was a Methodist minister, which meant the family moved often. In 1913, they relocated to Florida, and after completing a single year of high school, Davis left home. In December 1917, Davis joined the US Army and was discharged in June 1919 as a corporal with the Twenty-Third Engineers of the Second Battalion. After leaving the army, he spent several years in Texas and Georgia, but by 1930 he was again living in Florida, where records indicate he sold advertising for a newspaper; little else is known about how he made a living. In his lifetime, he published a short story, "Four-Eyes," and a novel, "That Boyce Girl." It is unknown whether he completed any other works. In 1943, Davis died suddenly at the age of forty-six.