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Lorinda's Legacy (ISBN # 1-929202-02-4) is based on an actual murder that occurred in Kentucky in 1909.  After finding the transcript of the 1910 murder trial in the cellar of an old courthouse, Clarissa Thomasson  wrote a fictionalized account of the murder and its aftermath.  The novel deals with multiple family tragedies that begin before the murder and stretch into the present day as the great-granddaughter of the victim learns of the troubled past of her grandmother and her family.

Aware of their fathers' long-standing feud, fifteen-year-old Lori Beth Causey and her neighbor, Willie Phelps, must keep their romance a secret that summer of 1919.  When her father, Clint, refuses to allow Lori Beth to attend a local barn dance, Willie decides to romance her plain older sister, Leah Belle, then brag about it in town.  Willie's trick to embarrass Clint backfires, however, unleashing a string of tragedies. 

Forty years later, University of Florida co-ed, Lorinda Lockridge, begs her fianc, Dick Everett, to take her to North Carolina to find her unknown "Grandmother Lorinda"--pictured in her locket.  Dick offers to help...until Lorinda's father asks him never to let her research her roots.  Years later--after her father's sudden death--Lorinda and Dick finally enter her father's hometown, Clint's Bend, North Carolina, where Lorinda's Legacy has been waiting.

Key Benefits

  • Repercussions of a family feud spread like ripples on the turbulent Roanoke River and will keep the reader enthralled.
  • Mystery lovers will continue to turn the pages until the surprise ending.

 

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