Tracing the Main Line of theLines of a Circle An engrossing tale of a young woman's gripping quest to discover her lineage. Julia Isbell has been afforded a good life by her parents who give her everything she needs, including love.However, when her mother Viola is in her dying state, she reveals one truth about Julia's identity that will change her life forever-she is t a true Isbell.Who and where are her parents?Readers can unravel the truth as they follow Julia on her quest to find her roots in author J. W. Mallard'sLines of a Circle: Main Line. Julia Isbell could t believe she is t a true Isbell.For over twenty years, Earl and Viola Isbell make her believe they are her true parents. Now, the Isbell's are gone and armed with the information given by her adoptive mother, she embarks on a journey to find her true family in Alabama. She finds a job in a prominent insurance company in Birmingham, but to her dismay she reads the obituary for her biological father, DeWayne Mallard in the local newspaper, before she ever got to meet him. At the gravesite, DeWayne's family saw her, and later on, she meets Lucy Mallard, her father's second wife.Now, Julia begins to learn the identity of her American family.Shortly, she meets Cecil Lamar and becomes enchanted with him. But little does she kw that he has other things on his mind.What awaits Julia in the hands of this man and his connection to her quest will stun everyone as the story's unpredictable end unfolds. As readers go deep into the story, they will find themselves traveling into one of history's troublesome and dangerous time in the state of Alabama and the other Southern states.They will find people searching for their own heritage, and people who try to acquire freedom and equal treatment.