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The Granite Heart
by Alan Black

In the Ozarks in 1920 Susanne Harbowe is shamefully and suddenly ripped from her life as a schoolteacher. She did nothing wrong that justified being fired from her job, evicted from her home and shunned by people she thought were friends. In desperation she joins forces with her young friend, LillieBeth Hazkit.

Susanne and LillieBeth track down the men responsible for ruining Susanne’s life. While she struggles to keep up with her friend’s youthful spirit and undaunting courage she wonders if she will end up in a brothel with nowhere else to go. LillieBeth’s audacity and determination lend strength to Susanne as she seeks to either reclaim her old life or build a new one. But first, they must bring the men who hurt her to justice.
 

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