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Book Title: Notown (Book One: The Midnight Valley Quartet 1)|
The author of the book: Tess Collins
Edition: BearCat Press
Date of issue: April 12th 2013
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Tess Collins is an awesome author. This was one of the best books. I know I have been very lucky to have read a lot of the best books this year and this one is right up there with the best of them.
The setting is in Kentucky's coal mines and Randi Jo is born in this dirt poor town called Notown. From a very early age she learns to get what she wants by any means, even stealing at times.
Her parents are very much in love and her dad works in the coal mines. A very dangerous job but it helps them get by. Randi Jo's grandfather, her mother's dad, is a black man and back in those days you could not let anyone know that. He saved her life a couple of times though and she loved him even though she didn't really know him all that well. He gave her a gift to take to her mother and that is when her mother told her a story of how things in the past were done and why this gift was so long in coming to her.
Randi Jo fell in love with Connor when she was just a young girl. Her older sister Kim left home to marry her boyfriend after she got pregnant and they never heard from her again. Randi Jo and Connor end up married thanks to Connor's dad who thought Randi was the sweetest, strongest girl he ever met. His wife and daughter though never thought she was good enough for any of them. When Randi makes a terrible mistake she ends up losing her husband and daughter. That is the beginning of the end for her.
But she still has a determination to do something with her life. She gets a job as a waitress and things look like they will finally work out until her mother in law causes trouble and causes her to lose the job. She is very depressed and runs into Simon. She ends up marrying him and living a life filled with lots of beatings and bad luck. He is a terrible man and had promised to help her get her daughter back.
Throughout the book you will read about someone that Randi Jo has tied up and plans on killing. You won't find out until near the end who it is and I'm not going to tell. But believe me she gets her revenge.
Randi Jo was gone from Notown for a very long time and came back when she found out that her daughter, who was grown by then, was in the hospital dying. She went to see her and told her a story that her dad had told her when she was a little girl. After that her daughter did get better and as Randi Jo left town for the last time she got to see her daughter in her wedding gown on the day of her marriage.
She had lost everyone that meant anything to her and knew it was time to move on with her life and I have to believe that she did something good finally. She went through so much that you can't help but feel for her. She will worm her way into your heart and hold you there through everything.
I loved this story so much and can't wait until the next book is ready. There is an excerpt from it at the end of Notown and it sounds so good. It will be out in 2015. Way to long to wait but you can bet I'll be reading it.
This is another 5 star book that should be given more stars if possible. I loved it from the first to the very last page, including the excerpt of the next book in this series. I'm betting you will love it too. Just a wonderful, heartfelt, sad yet does have some laughter in it also. One you don't want to pass up.
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Read information about the authorA coal miner’s granddaughter, TESS COLLINS was born and raised in a crater. Yes, really, a crater formed by the impact of an asteroid millions of years ago where her hometown, Middlesboro, Kentucky was eventually built. Tess spent her younger years in a one room Carnegie Library reading around the room. She started at BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL and ended with WAR AND PEACE at which time she thought, “I want to do this.”
She is the author of THE LAW OF REVENGE, THE LAW OF THE DEAD, THE LAW OF BETRAYAL, HELEN OF TROY, NOTOWN, THE HUNTER OF HERTHA and SHADOW MOUNTAIN. Her non-fiction book HOW THEATER MANAGERS MANAGE is published by Rowman and Littlefield’s Scarecrow Press. Ms. Collins received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute and University.
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