Valentine: A Novel
Mercy is hard in a place like this . . .
It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace ...more
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Hey there, Valentine. His soft drawl marked him as not from here, but not that far away either, and his words took the ugly right out of the parking lot. Her mouth went dry as a stick of chalk. She had been standing next to the lone picnic table parked in the center of the drive-in, a shaky wooden hub in the middle of a few cars and trucks, doing what she always did on a Friday night—hanging around, drinking limeades and begging smokes, waiting for something to happen, which it never did, not...more
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“Valentine”, by Elizabeth Wetmore will be released in April - 2020 …..
Put it on your wishlist…. Pre-pay-order it — beg- borrow -or steal it.
Literary readers will fall in love with this novel. Fiction readers will simply love the characters —will ache at times, be moved other times. Emotions ‘will’ be felt!
Readers who appreciate beautiful writing will melt!!
I’m a reader —not a writer —I could never ...more
The story takes place in 1979 in Odessa, Texas. Fourteen-year-old ...more
The sherif is called & the rapist, awaits trial.
Mary Rose is forced to take a home in town because of the town’s reaction to her assistance of ...more
This first novel by Elizabeth Wetmore ...more
I received this book, an ARC, free through Goodreads.
It's a very character-driven novel, which is my favorite kind. And all the characters are women from different backgrounds and vastly different experiences. ...more
and over. That is what makes this so interesting - the strengths and weaknesses of women and how they cope in desperate circumstances. I, personally, fell madly for Debra Ann and her spirit and ...more
"You raise a family in Midland, you raise hell in Odessa."
This story deals with the rape of a young girl in a lawless oil boom town in the middle of the parched Texas desert. The town's people all have their opinions about what happened and how justice should be dealt. Finally the case goes to court.
BY ELIZABETH WETMORE
I doubt that I can do Elizabeth Wetmore's debut novel called, "Valentine" justice it is just so compelling writing, that although this novel's publication date is April 2020, it is one of my favorite reading experiences this year at the tail end of 2019. It takes place in the western part of Texas in a town called Odessa. I would characterize this as a definite character study rich in detail and vivid detail. It takes place during the 1970's during an oil boom. The ...more