Taming the Twisted

Taming the Twisted

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Taming the Twisted is written in a similar style to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books though updated for modern times. It might read as if she'd left in all of the juicy tidbits about things people didn't talk about during the time when she was writing. Taming the Twisted is a story of destruction, romance, mystery, and deceit set against a back drop of an actual historical event. In early June, 1860, Abigail enjoyed a peaceful home life with her parents, younger sister, and twin toddler brothers. Their home in Camanche, Iowa, where they'd emigrated from Pennsylvania, was almost complete and her beau, Joseph Sund, had recently proposed marriage. That changes the evening of June 3rd when a tornado rips through town, killing her parents. At the mass funeral for the over two dozen people who perished in the storm, she learns Marty Cranson, with whom Abigail witnessed Joseph having a heated argument, died, but at the hands of a person rather than the tornado. In addition to being faced with raising her young siblings, Joseph has disappeared without a trace and a stranger, Marshall Stevenson, appears, offering to help Abigail repair the families' home and cultivate the newly planted farm crops. Abigail, while developing romantic feelings for Marshall, tolerating the scorn of town woman Pamela Mackenrow, and working as a seamstress and storekeeper to support her siblings, becomes obsessed with finding out who killed Marty, hoping that and not that he no longer loved her, was the reason Joseph left without saying goodbye.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 362g
  • English
  • 0692449655
  • 9780692449653

About Jodie Toohey

Jodie Toohey is the author of two other novels - "Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters" and "Melody Madson - May It Please the Court?" - as well as two poetry collections - "Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls" and "The Other Side of Crazy." Her next novel's story will take place sometime between 1890 and 1910 when families camped along the Mississippi River in Camanche, Iowa, to harvest claims for button factories. When Jodie is not writing poetry or fiction, she is helping authors, soon-to-be-authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea to reader through her company, Wordsy Woman Author Services. She lives in Iowa with her husband, daughter, son, and beagle, Maizey. Learn more about Jodie's books and sign up to receive updates at jodietoohey.com. Learn more about her authors' services at wordsywomanforauthors.com.
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17 ratings
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4 35% (6)
3 18% (3)
2 12% (2)
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