Field of Dead Horses

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Small Town...Big Secret. Georgetown, Kentucky, 1939…soon after dawn on a February morning, Elliott Chapel discovers an unconscious, bloodied, young woman lying face up in the cold waters of Penny Creek. Days later, awakening from her hypothermic coma, Ellie Evans finds herself on the Chapel Farm. Once she explains her plight as the abused wife of a powerful man, Elliott offers her and her son a place to stay and vows to keep them from harm. For both Ellie and Elliott, life under the same roof is a challenge—with ...
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Small Town...Big Secret. Georgetown, Kentucky, 1939…soon after dawn on a February morning, Elliott Chapel discovers an unconscious, bloodied, young woman lying face up in the cold waters of Penny Creek. Days later, awakening from her hypothermic coma, Ellie Evans finds herself on the Chapel Farm. Once she explains her plight as the abused wife of a powerful man, Elliott offers her and her son a place to stay and vows to keep them from harm. For both Ellie and Elliott, life under the same roof is a challenge—with the cantankerous Paul Chapel, Elliott’s father who spends his retirement days drinking whiskey with his aging coonhound by his side. Elliott has taken over the daily operations of the horse farm with his assistant, Booley. Unusual for the time—when blacks were subservient to whites—Booley manages a small staff and helps Elliott attempt the impossible with the newly-acquired horse of a high profile client. Ellie pitches in and helps out when she can and helps change the mood of the busy farm with her sweet charm and culinary skills, even getting on the good side of the bad tempered Paul Chapel. Just when daily life settles into an enjoyable rhythm, a violent struggle erupts when the malicious Mayor Evans descends on the farm with the county sheriff and two deputies. Armed with shotguns, they remove Ellie and her son from the farm, against her will. Narrated by Elliott five decades later, he recalls the incident on the Chapel Farm and subsequent events which ultimately reveal the long-kept secret—hidden in a small town since 1939.
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Editorial Reviews

San Fransico Book Review
“Field of Dead Horses is a wonderfully written drama that will hook
the reader into the engaging plot”
Midwest Book Review - Diane Donovan
"A fine novel of secrecy [and] intrigue. Strong characterizations make this a special winner, recommended for any fiction reader."
Whispering Winds Book Review
"Sometimes as a reviewer, you may get a book that starts out slow and then the book gains momentum and your interest as it goes along. Then there can be books that get you from the first page. This book got me from the start."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915180240
  • Publisher: Harrowood Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 695,478
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Allen Brown has been working as a copy writer for eight years writing television commercials before making the transition to writing novels. He lives in Bowling Green, KY with his wife Becky and their two children.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Georgetown, Kentucky is a real place, where working farms have r

    Georgetown, Kentucky is a real place, where working farms have real roots, and is the setting for this small town mystery. While this story is what you would call a page turner, and is very captivating, there is more to it than what you read on its pages. If anything, the blending of fiction and reality can set the reader up for a line that is blurred and you don't know what is real and what is not real. In this case, the story is blurred to the point where you want the story to be real. You want to believe in the characters. The story set in 1939 starts simply with a seemingly dead woman in a creek. A small town man with an upscale farm discovers her body which sets forth a chain of events that will draw you in without warning. Scintillating words and descriptive characters tell the story page after page, sans long drawn out chapters, but a glorious simplicity instead. Field of Dead Horses will take you on a journey with what seems like a real discovery and genuine admission of what occurred on a farm, long ago in the very real Georgetown, Kentucky. (4 Stars)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    What a great little find! Books that can take you back in time a

    What a great little find! Books that can take you back in time and you can relate to the characters and most importantly, you can't put it down. That's how I would describe Field of dead horses. Really enjoyed it and very good ending. Am looking forward to reading the next novel by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Highly Recommended - outstanding!

    Not your typical mystery - this book has a lot of depth and meaning. A page-turner, one you cannot put down, and you are sad when it is over. Great development of themes. A definite for any reading list.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Incredible ending!!!!!

    This book is easily in my top 20 books of all time. The story is so detailed, and so well thought out I couldn't put it down! I love how it ended as it still makes me think about it, days after I reached the last page. Love this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    A great read and I really wish we knew more about the new family

    A great read and I really wish we knew more about the new family and their lives. But that's what happens when you get involved with the characters. Waiting for his next book..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Enjoyable read. Loved the ending.

    Enjoyable read. Loved the ending.

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  • Posted May 12, 2013

    Field of Dead Horses- I highly recommend this book to everyone.

    Field of Dead Horses- I highly recommend this book to everyone. It grabs your attention on the first page and keeps it throughout the whole book! It's one of those books that you can see it play out in your head as you read it- like watching a movie as you read. The details and descriptions are amazing. Did you ever have a book that you just want to read one more chapter and then put it down but it's finally 5 chapters later until you do? This is one of those books! It keeps you in suspense until the last page! Pick it up today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Vixenkit

    Where is it going to be?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Talonpaw

    "Thanks." She replied. ((I don't have a warrior name in mind.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Wolfsn

    Can i mentor the next apprentice then.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Emraldpaw

    Yes she did . She died aroun that time withb that cause . Foggypaw med . Goldenpaw Emraldpaw Cloudypaw warriors. Gtgtb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Refreshing Mystery

    I like reading mysteries that have some historical and geographical roots. I like stories about real life that I can relate to with values I share. Brown's book was such a story. I don't like stories with a great plot that the author can't seem to put a worthy end to. Field of Dead Horses was most certainly not one of those! The plot is simply pulled together with pieces of life happening, held together with the glue of social and personal conflict, flavored with the good versus the not so good of people i thought surely I have known. The ending is a pleasant surprise which slowly dawned on me, leaving me with appreciation for a good story, well told, delivering a solid completion. This book was a good investment, delivering solid returns. I recommend Nick Brown's Field of Dead Horses to you as I await his next story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Suneagle

    "Lol excited Lionwhisker?!) "Thank you." He purred.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Great Story! Looking forward to his next one! It is a must rea

    Great Story! Looking forward to his next one! It is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Braveheart

    […………]
    Goodnight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Mousekit

    I need to become an apprentice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Skyleaf

    "Ok, just ignore me!" She mutters, and pads out. Skyleaf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Jadeheart

    Really guys?! I'm a girl!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Windwng

    Im going to bed... thx thunderstar....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Thunderstar

    Ok.. new camp is at 'horse tails' res. 1-9.... however we r not moving tonight because starsky deserves to be bareied where she died a brave death

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