River Current

River Current

by M Lee Martin
River Current

River Current

by M Lee Martin


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River Current is a story set in the 1950s small town of Westfall, Missouri. Ray, Lydia, Shane, and Sam-seemingly inseparable friends-share the joys and pains of growing up in an idyllic setting along the powerful and mysterious Current River.

But all is not as it seems in the small town, as secret undercurrents run dark. Ray suffers at the hands of his abusive alcoholic father; they all suffer at the hands of The self-important, mean-spirited and bigoted deputy sheriff, Westley Culpepper; and they eventually despair as friendships and love crumble from betrayal, lies, and suspicions.

One after another they all leave the town and each other behind, going their separate ways, vowing never to return. But eighteen years later, the town on the clear cold Current River that was the scene of some of their happiest childhood memories draws them back home. Some who return bring happiness, others bring the weight of the past that bears trouble for all.

Lydia alone, with her luminous soul and forgiving heart, is strong enough to bring the friends to grips with their shared past and set the stage for the healing that must take place. The story is surprising, gratifying, and very memorable.

Written in lyrical prose with irony and gentle humor, M. Lee Martin gives us a story of passion, hate, love and regret set against a beautifully described 1950s America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951960148
Publisher: Compass Flower Press
Publication date: 02/22/2021
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

M. Lee Martin was born in Missouri and has been writing since third grade when she made high marks for book reports that were actually of stories she wrote herself. She earned her bachelors and obtained a graduate certification in Positive Psychology at University of Missouri, Columbia. Ms. Martin developed a deep love and connection with the beautiful Missouri Ozarks-especially the Current River. River Current is her first published novel, with more entertaining stories already in progress. In addition to writing, the author relishes time spent with family and friends, without which there would be no stories.
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