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On a sunny afternoon in March 1922, Deputy Sheriff Morton was gunned down in cold blood, and his grandson, Sherman, wants revenge. For Sherman, only an eye-for-an-eye retribution will serve the demands of justice, but elements of the community feel differently. Soon the national media ignites a frenzy amongst boys' organizations across the country, coaxing the governor to ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Spirit Tree Publishing
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I was very touched by this little-known story about how justice can get twisted in the face of public opinion. The author did an excellent job of weaving in the unexpected element of mercy into the plot.
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This was a fascinating story based on an actual event, and the author's research was clearly meticulous. The protagonist, a devout man, struggles with forgiveness of those responsible for his grandfather's death. His growing love for the woman he would marry was realistically portrayed as he struggled with beliefs, principles, and emotions that contrasted with those of his beloved. Mutual respect and deep love prevailed, but not without struggle or genuine self-doubt. Above all, I felt the autho ...more
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Marnie L. Pehrson has been writing books since 1994, but she didn’t branch into fiction until 2004. Largely influenced by her friend and colleague, Marcia Lynn McClure, Marnie’s first foray into fiction was a story about one of her favorite ancestors. She pitched the idea for "The Patriot Wore Petticoats" to her distributor in June of 2003 and had the novel virtually finished by September. A labor ...more
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