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Oklahoma's Gold
     

Oklahoma's Gold

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by Kathryn Long
 

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Oklahoma's Gold is a fast-paced mystery that leads its characters on a challenging journey into the past only to discover its mysterious connection to the present. Set in the rustic, southwestern town of Chickasha, Oklahoma, this novel tells a tale of murder and romance with heartwarming, southern character and a bit of cultural, Native American flare.

Heroine Jess

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Oklahoma's Gold is a fast-paced mystery that leads its characters on a challenging journey into the past only to discover its mysterious connection to the present. Set in the rustic, southwestern town of Chickasha, Oklahoma, this novel tells a tale of murder and romance with heartwarming, southern character and a bit of cultural, Native American flare.

Heroine Jess Clinton is a strongly spirited young woman, whose recent tragedy has left her vulnerable, but also guarded. Coming to this small, southwestern town, hoping to make a new start, Jess soon discovers Chickasha is not the calm scene she expected. Her Uncle Fred has been brutally beaten, the Indian ranchers have experienced repeated vandalism on their land, and a modern-day medicine man is warning how evil spirits have come to Chickasha to avenge a wrongdoing from the past, as well as one from the present. Jess, along with the good people of Chickasha, must work quickly to find answers before their peaceful, little community is destroyed.

Kathryn Long is the author of such works as mystery short, "Betrayal in an Envelope", published by ezine, The Piker Press. She maintains a writer blogsite at www.kjlong-teacherwriter.blogspot.com and author website www.kathrynlong.webs.com. The author of Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes also writes young adult novels under the pen name Jennkrist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463751036
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/24/2011
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Kathryn Long is the author of such works as mystery short, "Betrayal in an Envelope", published by ezine, The Piker Press. She maintains a writer blogsite at www.kjlong-teacherwriter.blogspot.com and author website www.kathrynlong.webs.com. The author of Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes also writes young adult novels under the pen name Jennkrist.

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Oklahoma's Gold 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who¿ve lost someone, lost everything ¿ or just lost their way, ¿Oklahoma¿s Gold¿ is a book that will take you on a mysterious journey into the heart. Whether it¿s the loss of family or the freedom to live without discrimination, Kathryn J. S. Long gives readers glimpses into the lives and hearts of her characters. Set in the rustic Oklahoma town of Chickasha, mysterious twists and turns in an otherwise serene setting of ranches, heart-warming characters, secrets and Native American cultures culminate in a race to solve a series of suspicious attacks before something worse happens. After her parents are suddenly killed in an automobile accident, Jess Clinton faces an uncertain future in the small town of Chickasha, Oklahoma. With little concern for her own grief, she¿s determined to take care of her twin brother and sister but must do so without the help of any family. Her only next-of-kin, Uncle Fred, is in a coma as a result of a mysterious beating that throws Jess into the thick of things ¿ along side Daniel Ross, Cherokee foreman of the Dusty Rose Ranch. She turns away from her attraction to him in order to preserve her heart from further pain. Befriended by her uncle¿s neighbor and close friend, Miss Emma, Jess, Daniel and the old woman find themselves caught up in danger and ghosts of the past. Greed, revenge, and prejudice threaten this unlikely trio and help them to realize that love is worth the risk. While the book moves at a solid pace, the author seems torn between building Jess and Daniel's romance and the mysterious events taking place leading up to the final scene. The intermingling of the past with the present is intriguing but the connection and the actual Native American ¿spirit¿ is somewhat unclear. Ms. Long also misses an opportunity to show the story in more vivid colors with detail of the Cherokee and Choctaw, their customs, beliefs, and their presence in Oklahoma. While the characters are enjoyable and, for the most part believable, the most memorable ones were more minor characters, with the exception of Miss Emma. Finally, the twins, Deek and Missy, are absent much of the time and I kept wondering where they were and why they seemed to disappear for long periods of time. Despite these minor distractions, ¿Oklahoma¿s Gold¿ offers up a good mystery with a surprise ending that satisfies. Reviewed by Francine P. Biere
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oklahoma¿s Gold Kathryn J.S. Long Publish America, Frederick, Maryland ISBN: 143714625 Pages: 198 Oklahoma¿s Gold is an easy read with a smooth flowing storyline. It captures the reader with Indian myths, romance, mystery, and suspense. Ms. Long introduces characters that are engaging and believable. Her writing style has clarity and depth, while the story is fast paced, and entertaining. Jess, the eldest of three children, relocates the family to her uncle¿s ranch in Oklahoma following the death of their parents. When they arrive and find their uncle in a coma after a mysterious beating, Emma, a friend of their uncle¿s, befriends them. From the time they arrive through to the last page, suspense abounds. This book will appeal to the romance lover as well as the mystery fan. It is well written and entertaining. We recommend it with no reservations. Lola Pierce Chariot Rider Reviews