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Small Town, Big Secrets

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Small Town, Big Secrets - Elsie Davis Summary

To save her son, shy but determined waitress Becky McAllister would do just about anything. But she never expected “anything” to include the brother of the man who broke her heart. Steve Parker needs a wife, now, if he has any hopes of winning his local DA election and becoming the advocate for the underserved he’s always dreamed of being. The sweet waitress seems like just the person—if he can get her to agree. One year of marriage—no strings, no personal attachments. Becky gets the insurance funds she needs for her son’s surgery while Steve’s poll ratings soar. Neither planned on a commitment in their future, so they should have no problem making it through the year without getting emotionally involved, right? Except Becky’s holding on to a secret from her past—one that would change everything.

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Small Town, Big Secrets - Sally J. Ling Summary

"Radar won the war, the bomb ended it." Small Town, Big Secrets gives us a look at one of America's most important military bases during World War II--the top secret Boca Raton Army Air Field. On this base, troops learned how to install, maintain and operate the country's most important war-worth device--airborne radar. Small Town, Big Secrets retraces for the first time the development of the base, its impact on Boca Raton, the life of base soldiers and the development and impact of airborne radar in the war. Engrossing and thoroughly researched, this poignant history has gone untold until now. The story of the Boca Raton Army Air Field is at once a story of sacrifice and service by America's young servicemen and women, and a testament to the effort of a small community during World War II.

Killen

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Killen - Figur, P H Summary

Killen was a small farming community in North Georgia. Anyone wanting to know what it was like to live there, only had to read a small wooden sign on the outskirts of town: "Welcome to Killen...a little piece of Heaven." Those words rang true for most of Killen's first 200 years. But there was one exception. It was the time that Killen lived up to its name and a little piece of heaven...became...a little piece of hell. When Thomas Dalton was 13-years-old, a string of murders in a North Georgia received unwanted national attention. With the passing of time, facts got distorted, turning Killen into a macabre tourist destination. But for Thomas, it became personal when his own parents, suddenly disappeared and were subsequently declared dead. He goes to school to become an investigative reporter and gets a job at a national cable television station. Thomas then is assigned to a national case tracking down a serial killer. What Thomas doesn't realize is the serial killer he is looking for, will not only solve a national mystery it will also solve his own mystery. Throughout Thomas's journey he is driven to find out who killed his parents. But he also desperately wants to restore the reputation of Killen and rebuild the family business. The only question that remains is...can he make Killen a little piece of heaven once again?

Sins of the South

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Sins of the South - Maureen Hughes Summary

An investigation into the true circumstances of the April 1956 shooting of Southern Illinois nightclub owner Lester "Shot" Winchester, which the original investigation ruled a suicide.

Small Town, Big Secrets

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Small Town, Big Secrets - Angela Dwyer Summary

Welcome back to Lakerose, the small town of secrets, lies and betrayal... As we continue Mia's story everything starts to unravel she learns her parents secrets she never knew that finding out the truth would be so painful, the truth just gets more and more confusing with every twist and turn as the story goes on... there's surprises, hurt, loss and betrayal, will Mia's story have a happy ending.

LAST AT BAT

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LAST AT BAT - Mark R Donahue Summary

Many said Matt Wolf was the greatest baseball player of all time. One of his rivals for that title was the late Dylan Michael. Few knew the irony of that comparison in that the two men were one in the same. The world believed Dylan Michael had been killed in a horrific plane crash. But he alone survived. Emerging from the tragedy, Dylan was forced to deal with a new face. He chose to re-create his body, and had no alternative but to adopt a new identity. If the world knew that Dylan Michael had survived the crash, he would spend years in jail. To achieve his goal of a last at bat in the major leagues, Matt Wolf would need help. He would need accomplices. He would need the entire town of Blossom, South Carolina to do the right thing. To right a wrong even it if meant they were all breaking the law. What the town could not do was help Matt Wolf forget the dark haired woman who haunted his dreams. On that issue, he was on his own.

Small Town, Big Reads

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Small Town, Big Reads - RaeAnne Thayne,Sheila Roberts,Debbie Macomber Summary

Curl up and escape to three charming small towns with this box set of bestselling reads! Three heartwarming stories to start your next binge-read, together for the first time. Featuring Snow Angel Cove, The Shop on Blossom Street and Sweet Dreams on Center Street (previously published as Better Than Chocolate). Snow Angel Cove, the first story in RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point Series Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward’s Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she’s stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Cain and putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza’s hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew what his life was missing before Eliza, but now he’s willing to risk his heart on a yuletide romance that could lead to forever. The Shop on Blossom Street, the start of Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series There’s a little yarn store in Seattle called A Good Yarn. For the owner, Lydia Hoffman, it represents her dream of a new start—life after cancer. Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and three very different women join the first class. The lesson is to each make a baby blanket, though separately, creating this craft is a chore to be tackled, a gesture of reconciliation, or an act of hope. As the lives of these four women knit together, they make unexpected discoveries—about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to understanding and acceptance, to laughter and friendship. Sweet Dreams on Center Street, the first novel in Sheila Roberts’ Life in Icicle Falls series (Previously published as Better Than Chocolate.) Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they’re about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the small town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it? After some brainstorming, inspiration strikes. They’ll have a chocolate festival! Time’s running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town’s behind them, so everything’s bound to go smoothly… Discover your next favorite series, and enjoy a break to small towns where everyone helps out and love is just around the corner.

Small Town Secrets

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Small Town Secrets - Riley Scott Summary

Jordan Weston never felt alone with a basketball in one hand. Then she got hurt. The roar of the crowd faded away and so did the friends. Her lonely, small town world is blown wide open by the arrival of a breath of fresh air called Taylor Reeves. Gorgeous, wild…confusing. Bouncing from one town to another in the wake of her father’s ministry, Taylor has learned to keep her wildest outlets a secret—especially her history with other women. She knows why the naïve Jordan is wary but can’t seem to stay away. Is there any point to starting something that can never last?

Small Town, Big Oil

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Small Town, Big Oil - David W. Moore Summary

“This book should be required reading for journalists, political junkies, students, scholars, and citizens.” —Robert W. McChesney, author of The Political Economy of Media, on The Opinion Makers Never underestimate the underdog. In the fall of 1973, the Greek oil shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, husband of President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and arguably the richest man in the world, proposed to build an oil refinery on the narrow New Hampshire coast, in the town of Durham. At the time, it would have cost $600 million to build and was expected to generate 400,000 barrels of oil per day, making it the largest oil refinery in the world. The project was vigorously supported by the governor, Meldrim Thomson, and by William Loeb, the notorious publisher of the only statewide newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader. But three women vehemently opposed the project—Nancy Sandberg, the town leader who founded and headed Save Our Shores; Dudley Dudley, the freshman state rep who took the fight to the state legislature; and Phyllis Bennett, the publisher of the local newspaper that alerted the public to Onassis’ secret acquisition of the land. Small Town, Big Oil is the story of how the residents of Durham, led by these three women, out-organized, out-witted, and out-maneuvered the governor, the media, and the Onassis cartel to hand the powerful Greek billionaire the most humiliating defeat of his business career, and spare the New Hampshire seacoast from becoming an industrial wasteland.

Secrets of a Small Town

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Secrets of a Small Town - Jean Buonanno Summary

This is the story of life in a small southern Baptist town in the 70's. The one general practitioner in town who migrated there in the 50's has become privy to the darkest secrets revealed to him by some of the town's most prominent citizens. When his office is broken into, and the medical records are stolen, the blackmail scenario unfolds. Secrets of incest, adultery and venereal disease are just some of the dirty laundry that the perpetrator threatens to reveal. By the time the story ends, there has been a murder, a suicide, and death by coronary to shake up the tranquility of this small town. Things like this only happen in Miami and not in small towns like Palm Cove.

Big Lies in a Small Town

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Big Lies in a Small Town - Diane Chamberlain Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

Small Town Secrets

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Small Town Secrets - E.C. Crawford Summary

Emily Richards is wanting to find out the history of a certain famliy called the Rollins'. So she requistioned the help of their former maid Mrs. Garrison. What Emily finds out is not exactly what she expected as the older woman takes her back into the deep south of the 1960's. As the tale deepens so does her curiosity for she not only learns about that family she also learns about several others who just happens to all be intertwined together. She also finds out there is more ways to love a person and even more ways to kill them. Emily reliazes that there is a fine line between love and hate and that these people seem to love to hate each other.

In the Field of Black Diamonds

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In the Field of Black Diamonds - Drew Hudson Summary

It is the year 1918, the zenith period of anthracite coal mining and James Mueller, a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old son of a coal miner, is soon catapulted into the arduous life of a mine worker. James' decision is not based on greed or a directive from his parents, but on his desire to help his family financially, after learning that his older brother is to attend medical school in Philadelphia to become a doctor. Along the turbulent path of his life, James soon discovers that a special bond has formed with one of his seven children, his daughter, Catherine. Catherine faces her own obstacles growing up in the impoverished, idiosyncratic patch town of Shepsberg. The experiences of both James and Catherine are entwined on many levels as they learn the most essential lessons in life from one another. In the Field of Black Diamonds is based on a true story, which chronicles the tale of a coal mining family set in the anthracite coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. This is the story of their lives, their journeys, their successes, and their struggles in the black land simply known as coal country.

Small Town Secrets

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Small Town Secrets - Sharon Mignerey Summary

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE… Finally back on her feet after a nasty divorce from local cop Foley Blue, Lea Webster was getting ready to adopt the baby she'd always wanted. But Foley was stalking Lea and his once-idle threats were escalating to violence. Her cries for help went unheeded—no one wanted to cross the town's favorite son. Then Zach MacKenzie moved in across the street, and Lea found herself irresistibly drawn to his protective strength and quiet faith. Yet Foley's jealousy built dangerously, threatening Zach's freedom and Lea's safety. And she had to wonder whether their newfound love—and trust in each other—would be enough to save them both.

Secret Tears in a Small Town

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Secret Tears in a Small Town - Minnie L. Reeves Summary

All writers are different in so many ways. They make reading books worthwhile to each person they touch. This book is about a young girl at age seven, who was kidnapped, and her years of desperation to get free...

Stone Cold

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Stone Cold - Robert B. Parker Summary

Tony and Brianna Lincoln just moved into Paradise, but friendly they aren't. In fact, these urbane thrill killers are knocking off the neighbors one by one, and Jesse Stone is next.

Secrets in a Small Town

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Secrets in a Small Town - Kimberly Van Meter Summary

Some things are meant to stay buried. For Owen Garrett, that includes his past. The successful logger has worked hard rebuilding his family name. He's not about to let some former-hippie reporter dig up ancient events. Besides, Piper Morning Dew Sunday has already vilified his company in the press—three times! Now she wants an interview? It's not gonna happen, no matter how captivating she is. But when Piper swears she can clear his father's name, Owen has a change of heart. Soon he finds himself working with the stubborn beauty to find the truth. Only, uncovering secrets may have more consequences than either expect.

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