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Blue Hole and the Sequel River’s Edge are mystery suspense novels set in the Ozark Mountains that have received over (200) five star reviews.

The story is based on a tale my grandfather told about a murder where a body was found floating in a swimming hole. The name Blue Hole comes from the sky blue color of a deep pool of water where a spring branch runs into the Jacks Fork river from the mouth of a...

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Blue Hole

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Overview

Cover by Graphic Design Artist - Cheryl Moon

Blue Hole and the Sequel River’s Edge are mystery suspense novels set in the Ozark Mountains that have received over (200) five star reviews.

The story is based on a tale my grandfather told about a murder where a body was found floating in a swimming hole. The name Blue Hole comes from the sky blue color of a deep pool of water where a spring branch runs into the Jacks Fork river from the mouth of a cave. Jacks Fork was named one of the most scenic float and fishing streams in the world by Life Magazine.

Reviews:

“Rolland, our daughter borrowed her nephew's copy of the Blue Hole last week. She said she read it in one setting, because she couldn't put it down. She said, "Mom, it is so scary. At first I thought this is just too scary for kids to be reading. Then I thought no, it's exactly what kid’s love. That scary, makes the hair on your arms stand on end kind of scared. And I saw those boys in the book, Tommy and Dub setting by the fire at night talking. It was so real. I felt I was there.
"Didn't I tell you, it's a great book? Must be, since even our daughter agrees with me. Keep writing." Priscilla Main, author.

"To understand Overland Park writer Rolland Love, think Mark Twain." Nick Kowalczyk, The Kansas City Star.

Amazon Kindle —Featured Author Review— “Rolland Love’s writing transfigures his Ozark Mountains stories into a series of fantastic tales Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of.”

“Glad to hear River's Edge a sequel is in the works. I read Blue Hole to my boys this summer on a gravel bar on Current River, really spooked them for a while! This is a Great book.” Jim McCarty, Editor - Rural Missouri Magazine

“Mark Twain would have loved this excellent adventure of two brothers. Doc has disappeared and it’s up to Tommy (15) and Dub (12) to go to the Blue Hole and see if they can find him. This is a story about growing up. About facing your fears and standing up to them and about doing the right thing even when everything inside you wants to turn and run. This story has everything. The dreaded Conner brothers, Buzzard Thompson, ghost, snakes, cave, bats and dead bodies everywhere. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this masterfully constructed story.” Jonathan David Masters, Freelance Reviewer

"Rolland Love writers in the Mark Twain vein. Excellent storyteller who does not rely on graphic language or sex to cover up a weak story line. Blue Hole is a fast-paced page-flipper of a read.” Molly Martin, Scribes World

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011079894
  • Publisher: Rolland Love
  • Publication date: 7/11/2010
  • Series: Ozark Mountains Stories , #4
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,353
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

Reviews:The Ozark Mountains Stories Series is Enjoyed by ALL Ages.“Rolland Love’s deep-rooted passion for the Ozark Mountains has transfigured into a series of FANTASTIC Adventures Huck and Tom could have only dreamed of and his writing style has been compared to MARK TWAIN.” Amazon.Com—Featured Author Review"To understand Overland Park author and storyteller Rolland Love, think MARK TWAIN." Nick Kowalczyk, The Kansas City Star“Rolland Love is a master storyteller. His Ozark stories always end well and leave the reader with a sense of well-being. His MARK TWAIN style of writing is enjoyed by all ages.” Judith Bader Jones, author of Delta Pearls and Moonflowers on the Fence.“I have read a number of Rolland Love’s stories set in the Ozark Mountains and they are all nostalgic, and entertaining. I would recommend his writings to parents who want to show their children the pure joy of living experienced by kids growing up in a simpler place and time". Dave Hargis (Columbia, MO USA) Vantage Point Productions LLC☂ Website Ozark Stories
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Really enjoyed

    I really enjoyed this 414 page nook book. It was reviewed to be something similar to Mark Twain's writtings on the book cover. I disagree with this as I could not see the similarities other then the two boys growing up in a small town near the banks of a river. There were some missing words, wrong words used, mispelled words and for me, worst of all, tenses were mixed in the same sentences. Past, present and future in a run on sentence make me grind my teeth in frustration. Even at that this is one of the better free books I have read. I promptly bought the second book in this series. I wish there was a third! I also bought a third book titled Tic Tac Toe, which I have not read yet. The second book was almost as good as the first, it was heavier on the dialog and had the same grammatical mistakes. I am archiving both. I recommend both these books for young people ages 12 and up, especially males, and adults. I stress males because for an obscure reason, it reminded a bit of an edgier Hardy Boys or a younger Indiana Jones, if he had had a brother and lived in the ozarks. This book and its sequal were really good. Five stars if the editing had been better.

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    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Blue Hole

    Very well written. This is a must read for the younger generation. Written in the Mark Twain style which makes for a good read. It keeps you interested.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Best book ever read!

    love this book, great for all ages. Gave me goosebumps!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Review

    Great book that one can't put down. Only part I didn't like was Lucky's death

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Loved it

    It was a great book! Made you want to keep reading! A must read boook!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Interesting

    Worth reading

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Pretty Good

    This was a pretty neat old style read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Great read!

    Kept me entertained from beginning to end!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Good story

    It was a pretty good story.Just not long enough.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Very good book

    i look forward to other books by this author.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    wonderful

    Love this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    good read

    I liked this book, read it in one evening. Don't see the "Mark Twain Style" really. I'd say teens would like this book...people in the Ozarks would also like it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Worth reading

    Not to many typos and fairly well writen! Should be listed as a book for children as plot was rather shalow and did not say who the reakiller was,l

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Twain/ King

    I'll admit I read Stephen King more often than Mark Twain. This reminded me more of King's short story of two boys looking for a dead body minus the leeches. I think it is called Stand by Me. I wish the glowing man had been explained.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this short novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I enjoyed this novel.ShelleyMA


    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Not good

    Not a very good story. Long and drawn out with no resolution to the story as they dont ever reveal who the killer is. Total waste of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Great Story!

    Suspenseful all the way through. You never knew for sure what the outcome is going to be. A lot of interesting twists to the plot. Fun to see how two sybling brothers who fought a lot become best buddies as they experience life together. Highly recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    I couldn't see much of Twain...

    The only thing that comes to mind was Tom and Huck in the graveyard, and that only slightly. Don 't buy it for the Twain-esqueness.

    It was an OK story, reasoably well told. The poor boys encountered so mamy murdered people, they'll probably never get oit of therapy.

    The author did a fairly good job maintaining a continual feeling of fear, although the ending was about twenty pages too short; some situations needed more treatment, some characters were never revisited, and one big mystery was never solved. Indeed, it seemed to have been forgotten.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Awsome book!

    Awsome book! really scary and exciting!









    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    good

    Good read had trouble putting it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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