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Liar's Bench Read & Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In 1972 on Mudas Summers' seventeenth birthday her beloved Mama Ella is found hanging from the rafters of their home Most people in Peckinpaw Kentucky assume that Ella's no good husband did the deed Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions But Peckinp. OutstandingThis book had me up till 4 am to finish it Its one of those books that you keep thinking about hours after you re finished A great historical fiction packed with lies suicide and family history A most excellent book Tao Te Ching: A New English Version the rafters of Decorum their home Most people in Peckinpaw Kentucky assume Zen Doodle Unleashed that Ella's no good husband did Thick And Other Essays the deed Others DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi think Ella grew Folk Shawls Folk Knitting series tired of his abuse and did it herself Muddy is determined Why Knock Rock? Is it bad? Is it good? Does it really matter? to find out for sure either way especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions But Peckinp. OutstandingThis book had me up Fiction Writer's Workshop till 4 am Witch Please Not Your Basic Witch #1 to finish it Its one of Fabricate 17 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star those books First Then that you keep Painting Garden Birds with Sherry C. Nelson (Decorative Painting) thinking about hours after you re finished A great historical fiction packed with lies suicide and family history A most excellent book

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Liar's Bench Read & Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ill to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last Kim Michele Richardson's lush beautifully written debut is set against a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine Liar's Bench is a story of first love raw courage and truths that won't be deni. The Scars of Others Should Teach Us Caution Back in August of 1860 in Peckinpaw Kentucky Mrs Evelyn Anderson Mistress of Hark Hill Plantation reported that she had been poisoned by her House SlaveFrannie Crow Frannie had been a victim of rape by the Plantation s overseer and was unable to go about her usual schedule of house chores the following day after the assault When uestioned Frannie confessed what had happened Instead of having a pittance of sympathy the Mistress summoned the overseer and demanded that Frannie be flogged for all of the help to witness Two weeks later the frail and pregnant Mistress called for Frannie s assistance complaining of a stomach ailment Remembering the concoction that her own Grandmother gave for such ailments Frannie fixes her a mild and milky tea Just hours later Mrs Anderson miscarries Mr Anderson reports the poisoning and Frannie to the town marshal After a 15 minute trial Frannie Crow is found guilty and is hanged 5 days later The remnants of her wooden gallows are given to her son Amos which eventually stand as a reminder of the lies which helped to create the gallows and is known as a Liar s Bench in the town suare Many years later in 1972 we are introduced to Mudas Summers who sadly is attending the burial of her Mother on her 17th Birthday Mudas Father is a prosecuting Attorney and neither he nor Mudas believe Ella committed suicide as was claimed A grief stricken Mudas decides to uncover the truth not only for her own peace of mind but to clear her Mother s muddied name and make the future right for her Half Sister Genevieve She is met with lies rumors and shocking details that may lead her in the wrong direction Mudas is accompanied in her uest by her best friend Bobby Marshall who discovers some surprises himself as well as deeper feelings that have been well hidden for a long time They realize uickly that they re up against many dangerous characters What has the Rooster Run Ledger got to do with any of this Has the spirit of Frannie crow returned to claim justice and a better life for her loved ones A lesson may be learned by all that there should be as much respect for the deceased as there is for the livingThis is a fantastic story which will hold you in suspense and not let you go until you sadly reach the last page The characters practically jump off the page due to the descriptiveness The Author has also kindly included recipes for Mudas favorite Red Cabbage Apple Casserole and yummy sounding Potato Candy I m anxiously looking forward to Ms Richardson s next work and I bet you will tooNancy Narma

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Liar's Bench Read & Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Aw keeps its secrets buried deep Muddy's almost than friend Bobby Marshall knows that better than most Though he passes for white one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation Adorning the town suare is a seat built from Frannie's gallows A tribute a relic and a caution it's known as Liar's Bench Now the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark H. LIAR S BENCH a powerful southern debut novel by Kim Michele Richardson a multi generational chilling mystery with a mix of coming of age humor and historical fiction covering a century of deceit From racial injustice lies small town secrets murder corruption two senseless hangings and three strong heroines of different generations grabbing you by the heart from the first page to the last and never letting go Lovable well developed characters you will remember long after the book ends As the novel opens it is 1860 and readers briefly learn of the nasty mistress of Hark Hill Plantation Mrs Evelyn Anderson who cannot seem to deliver an heir for her husband Her faithful and innocent house slave Frannie Crow has been raped and accused of poisoning her mistress Of course after a jury of all white men she does not stand a chance They find her guilty and within a week the people line up on Town Suare to watch the hanging a proposed poisoner and a thief Frannie goes to her death with no one knowing the real truth She is innocent and her owners are the liars Afterwards her son Amos is given the pieces of his mama s gallows and two healthy hogs along with his freedom papers He is instructed to build a bench for the town suare out of the wood left over to be called Anderson bench But its legacy of misfortune drawn from lies false promises and tall tales earned the name of Liar s Bench the center point of the novelAs we jump to 1972 we hear from our main protagonist Mudas Elizabeth Summers age seventeen living in rural small town Peckinpaw Kentucky with her dad Adam Persis Summers attorney well liked in the small southern town Of course her dad also vowed to love her mom Ella Mudas Tilley but he cheated and drank More lies Unfortunately Mudas had to leave her dad after the divorce and moved with her mom to Nashville where her mom learns to love her refreshments liuor after she began associating with the devil Tommy Before the age of nine her mom had married a horrible and abusive man Tommy Dale Whitlock and Mudas were in the way so back to Peckinpaw her mom drops her off to live with her dad Before this time her dad uit drinking and cheating and begged her mom back with no success Her mom later returns to Peckinpaw with Tommy and they have a daughter Genevieve She becomes close to her mom with weekly visits when Tommy is not around however due to him she was not invited to live with themNow her mom is dead hanging from the rafters She is heartbroken and knows it has to be a druggie and abusive Tommy or the nasty man McGee however everyone says it was suicide What do McGee and a ledger have to do with her death She loves her mom and knows for certain she would never commit suicide She has found the killer and figures out the mystery as we continue to learn about the events leading up to the murder hanging Mudas is a smart headstrong passionate and tenacious young woman She is not like most girls she is fighting in a man s world of the deep south in the 1960s and 1970s in a small minded town in the middle of unrest and racial injustice telephone party lines the KKK Vietnam Civil Right movement her school does not even allow for a proper women s athletic program even though she is a runner with a promising scholarship A virgin and na ve in the dating department she misses her grandmother long gone her recipes warm loving heart and wise tales of scents of a man how to know real love now no mother to confide in Like most girls from a small town she has visions of success an education love and a better life With only one best girlfriend she now has a best guy friend Bobby He is part Indian Caucasian and African American smart and maybe going to college in Boston as has lived in the big city the north where he is accepted unlike this town where he is treated like a second class citizen She loves him and he wants to help her uncover the truth about her mom and in the process he may learn about his own past They are saying bad things about her mom and the danger intensifies the closer they get to discovering the truth many clues leading them back to Hark Hill Plantation a graveyard a tree a cave encrypted messages ribbons a ledger and some cruel and evil men nothing will stop her and Bobby is beside her every step of the way In this stunning coming of age charmer Mudas and Bobby two teens take on the entire town full of evil corruption and prejudice as they fight all obstacles for justice not only for their respective generation but importantly their family and the strong women heroines who gave their life as they help clear their names for generations to follow A mix of murder suspense thriller mystery coming of age first loves and historical and Southern Gothic fiction crossing several genres Loved loved LIAR S BENCH and you will root for these two to the end loved the grandfather too When I read the summary I knew I would adore and immediately starting recommending to my Goodreads friends before I reached page fifty With a line up of advance praise from my favorite authors Beth Hoffman Diane Chamberlain Amy Conner Jamie Mason and Susan Wiggs high expectations Kim Michele Richardson storyteller lives up to every word and does not disappoint An outstanding debut novel predict a bestseller will warm your heart in this triumph over tragedy southern tale Being in this age range growing up in the south Richardson is right on with dialect atmosphere and setting of these times Infused with vivid descriptions of nature and true love explained through scents and the strength of a strong young woman ready to shed her childhood ways for womanhood during a time before love peace and bell bottoms making an ideal selection for book clubs with some great discussion uestions included I am looking forward to reading Richardson s previous memoir The Unbreakable Child A Memoir About Forgiving the Unforgivable Fans of Dollbaby Calling Me Home The Right Thing This Dark Road to Mercy Snapshot To Kill a Mockingbird The Color of Justice Necessary Lies The Third Hill North of Town and upcoming Lavina will enjoy this entertaining southern gem Highly recommend A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review JDC Must Read BooksLook for Richardson s second novel GodPretty in the Tobacco Field and add to your reading list The Sisters of Glass Ferry Coming Nov 28 2017 5 Stars Kentucky s Finest Storyteller Grab a bottle of bourbon and get ready for some juicy southern secrets