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Freedom's Sins [NOOK Book]

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The author of the bestselling memoir, Love and Madness, My Private Years With George C. Scott, Karen Truesdell Riehl turns to fiction in this tale of love, sex, suicide and scandal in a small town in Indiana.

The charred remains of the Cameron house is the site of an unsolved arson fire, evoking fear and fascination in those with hidden connections to it when it was a place of guilty pleasures. Roger Sundbee, the club tennis pro, digs up dirt on the townspeople for a book he’s ...

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Overview

The author of the bestselling memoir, Love and Madness, My Private Years With George C. Scott, Karen Truesdell Riehl turns to fiction in this tale of love, sex, suicide and scandal in a small town in Indiana.

The charred remains of the Cameron house is the site of an unsolved arson fire, evoking fear and fascination in those with hidden connections to it when it was a place of guilty pleasures. Roger Sundbee, the club tennis pro, digs up dirt on the townspeople for a book he’s writing, seeking revenge on those who've mistreated him. Fifteen year-old Richie Evans serves as Roger's spy. Sixteen-year-old Macy Sherman vows everyone will be sorry for the way they’ve treated her. Father Eastlake misses the Cameron house, his haven of sin.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045159715
  • Publisher: Karen Truesdell Riehl
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 16,563
  • File size: 470 KB

Meet the Author

Karen Truesdell Riehl's writing achievements are remarkable, given her lifelong battle with dyslexia. She was unable to read until the age of ten. Her published works now include a memoir, Love and Madness: My Private Years with George C. Scott, telling of her 30-year hidden liaison with the international film star, five novels, eight plays and a radio comedy series, The Quibbles, available from ArtAge Publications at http://www.seniortheatre.com/product/the-quibbles-radio-shows/. Her children's play, Alice in Cyberland, was an award winner in the National Southwest Writers Contest.

The Ghosts of Fort Ord was inspired by living for a month near the abandoned military base.

After having lived for several years in Terre Haute, Karen was inspired to write a story about scandals in a fictional small town in Indiana, Freedom's Sins.

Saturday Night Dance Club, was inspired by a true story of four couples, from the 1900's to 1930's, touched by the Great War, organized crime, the Depression and the threat of another war, finding sanctuary in their weekly dance club.

In the romance novel, Hello Again, Shannon Taggert falls in love with Nate, a graduate student teaching assistant. But there's another woman in Nate's life, Tally, the daughter of Walter, his mentor and benefactor. Before meeting Shannon, as Walter lay dying, Nate promised to marry his daughter.

Drawing from her own experience, Karen wrote Bad Girl: A Play. The Safe Haven Home for Unwed Mothers provides shelter from a judgmental society, but reveals its hypocrisy as well. The young women from all levels of society, rich and poor, share only their shame.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Anyone who's lived in a small town is aware of the saints and si

    Anyone who's lived in a small town is aware of the saints and sinners in the community and the stories told about them, true or false. Karen Truesdell Riehl captures both in this book: infidelity, suicide, a priest's hidden lusts revenge and forgiveness. It's a page turner filled with insight and intrigue.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Good read

    Interesting how everything tied together. It was like I was sitting in a small town cafe watching things unfold.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Teriffic Book

    I enjoyed this "peyton place" sort of book

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