River City Publishing
On Sale: February 1, 2005
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Along with the sweltering heat of the Mississippi pine
barrens, the summer of 1963 brings intruders to Kali Oka
Road: The Blood of the Redeemer churchers, members of a
secretive religious sect, and Nadine Andrews, a single
woman of marrying age more interested in her horses than
starting a family.
Both threaten the predictable
sameness of this rural, tightly knit community. And both
provide irresistible temptation for thirteen-year-old
Bekkah Rich, who is willing to risk hell fire in her
efforts to spy on the newcomers.
But then her best
friendâ€™s baby sister disappears, surrounding Bekkah in a
web of kidnapping and murder. Suddenly, summertime antics
become deadly serious, and those who were once a curiosity
are now tainted with evil.
1 comment posted.
Re: Summer Of The Redeemers
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading "Summer of the Redeemers", I urge you to do so. It is a poignant, beautifully written coming-of-age tale that takes place at a time and place in the South when social upheaval was the order of the day. Yet, in this rural isolated community the young heroine is still blissfully unaware of the world outside her little town. That doesn't stop her from learning adult lessons of betrayal, family issues and that growing up is a difficult ordeal.
A terrific book and one I wish could be re-discovered as a true, classic Gothic novel in the finest tradition of the South.
(Daniel Martine 2:09pm July 23, 2009)
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