Woodhill is faced with more trouble as the possibility of the closing of the quarry leads to a life-threatening accident that leaves everyone questioning their future.
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About the Author
In addition to more than 45 years' experience in the horse industry, Laurie Loveman has been a volunteer firefighter since 1990. She has written articles for numerous equine and fire service publications, and her Firehouse Family series of novels reflects both of those interests.
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Laurie Loveman's second Firehouse Family novel, The Quarry, is another beautifully evocative tale of small-town life in Ohio during the Depression. The story follows on from Memories but stands alone quite effectively, with only occasional references to the past. Relationships are moving on and new characters are introduced, or brought to the fore. Young Eli still struggles with memories of his past. New-comer Aaron struggles to keep the quarry alive. And women struggle to be accepted as more than just home-makers. There's a new age dawning, but meantime there's sheep to be fed and stores to be stocked, and fires to be fought. Farm, firehouse and quarry all come to life through the author's evocative prose. The story may be slow to gather speed, but the characters soon become very real; by the time danger and mystery rear their heads, the reader's as eager as everyone else to learn what might come next. Will the quarry close? Will Jess get married? Will Maudie take her pills? The conclusion kept me guessing for pages, then satisfied me completely. Another truly engaging tale, The Quarry will soon have you looking for Firehouse Family #3. Disclosure: I read this ebook as a judge in the mystery section of the Dan Poynter Global eBook Awards.