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Blood Creek

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"She always wanted more than she had. Would it ever be enough?"

In 1912 West Virginia, starving coal miners are arming themselves and threatening to strike. Wealthy coal operators have hired the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency to protect their fortunes and crush the rebellious miners by whatever means necessary--no matter how violent. Long-smoldering resentments
Paperback, 460 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Blue Mingo Press
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Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This one starts out with two people cheating on their spouses and I have to say that this situation really didn't grab me as I don't really condone that type behavior. But after that situation went from bad to worse I have to say that this book started pulling me in. This title uses both fiction and actual historical events to tell this amazing story through the eyes of the strong women from that time. At first I thought I was going to DNF this one but I realized that it
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Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blood Creek, the first book in Kimberly Collins’ Mingo Chronicle series, depicts the 1912 West Virginia Mine Wars from the perspective of a triangle of feisty blood sisters.
Ellie, the main character, is having an affair with the town sheriff. When her lover confronts her husband, things get ugly. Ellie escapes to Charleston, leaving behind a baby daughter. Cousin Polly raises baby Deannie while her husband leads miners to unionize along with Ellie’s sister, Jolene, and her husband. In Char
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ellie was a woman far ahead of her time. She is not settled with the status quo. She wants more to life than what society will give her. In West Virginia, she fears all she'll ever have is that cabin she lives in with her husband. Then something changes - her husband commits a crime, she gets pregnant, and her lover is dead. What will she do?

When she gets the chance to leave for Charleston, it's the chance to leave it all behind. Then the old saying comes around, "No matter where you
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