Heartland Sunset

Heartland Sunset

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by D. K. Graham
     
 

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Jaina Wilson is a teenaged girl who has always thought her very best friend was the little girl in the mirror. As she grew older, she realized that it was just a figment of her imagination, but she does miss “Nellie”, the girl in the mirror. She had always been able to go to her when she had something she needed to share with another being. Because of

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Jaina Wilson is a teenaged girl who has always thought her very best friend was the little girl in the mirror. As she grew older, she realized that it was just a figment of her imagination, but she does miss “Nellie”, the girl in the mirror. She had always been able to go to her when she had something she needed to share with another being. Because of her parents' murders, she lives with her uncle and aunt, and moves with them to a small town in Kansas at the beginning of the story.

As the story unfolds, through a huge misunderstanding, Jaina unexpectedly meets another girl who looks just like her. When the two girls recover from their shock, they compare life stories and discover that they are, in fact, twins who were separated at three years of age, after their parents were killed in an explosion. Jaina was never told about her twin, who she now realizes was “Nelly, the girl in the mirror”. Jainell was told that her twin, Jaina, also perished in the explosion.

The story follows the girls as they uncover the truth that their parents were actually murdered by the man who calls himself Jainell’s father. Cammie, who Jainell has always thought of as her step-mother, finally admits that she had known the real story for quite some time, but that she feared her husband’s abuse if she told anyone about it. After his death, there was nothing to stop her from letting everyone know the truth.

The story involves loss on several levels, including human deaths and loss of homes and possessions. It follows the family as they get to know each other through many tragedies. The story ends on an up-note with Jaina coming to terms with the tragic loss of her cousin and best friend, Lonnie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033045464
Publisher:
D. K. Graham
Publication date:
02/10/2012
Series:
Heartland , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
305,878
File size:
374 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Working with words has been a major part of D. K. Graham’s career as she worked as a proofreader and classified advertising salesperson for several newspapers across the nation, and as a temporary line editor for the Petoskey (Michigan) News Review. She holds a certificate of completion from the Parish School of Classified Advertising, where she learned copywriting for successful advertising. She was also the editor and publisher of the school district newsletter for the Hiawatha, Kansas Unified School District 415, where she was secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for sixteen years. During her junior high and high school years, she had poems published in the local (Camarillo Daily News) newspaper, was the historian for the Horizon Club (senior Campfire Girls) Camarillo, California chapter, and was responsible for having the monthly meeting articles published in the local newspaper. She was senior class editor of her high school year book. She spent one year at Ventura (CA) Junior College, where she majored in English. She is retired from her position as an administrative assistant for a geotechnical engineering and construction testing firm in Reno, Nevada. She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren. She lives in St. Joseph, Missouri with her husband Walter and their Maine coon cat Lucy Marie. Her friends and family just call her K.

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Heartland Sunset 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is choppy and convoluted. With a J starting almost every name, it is hard to keep everyone straight. Make a list of who's who. It will help. I think this book was intended for tweens and young teens. There are no details, it just jumps from one crisis to another. This book is a real downer, one person sfter another dies in various ways, there are multiple accidents and many sub plots are never concluded. It is also very unbeleavble and could use some editing. No cursing, sex, religion and very litttle entertainment. Glad it was free. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book they are tslkin about st joe MO!!! I live ner there!!! Just about thirty minuites away!!!!! :) m OLO m
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well we have one good review..re reviewer AD and a kid playing around with kitykat games. Bn, cant anything be done to these children playing on the book review site? Isnt the sexting, chatting, roleplaying...all a terms of service violation?
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