Double M: The Parkhursts

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The Depression brings a new venture into the family of the Double M. When Suzanna buys K-Chemical, she becomes a businesswoman. The purchase is for her son, Jeff, as she desperately wants to keep in on the Double M and not lose him to the larger cities of the East in the way her mother lost Mallon. World War II brings the loss of life to the families in and around Corbit. As the shock wears off, Suzanna, now a widow and Ralph, who has been widowed for several years, find love and happiness in each other's arms. As Suzanna's life draws to a close, she looks back on the things she has accomplished. She has lived through two world wars, the great depression, Korea and Vietnam. Her ranch business interests have prospered. Now her grandson, JP, is ready to take on the challenges of running the Double M.
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When her sophomore English teacher assigned a handful of students to write for an entire year, Sherry Derr-Wille fell in love. Since then, writing has been more than a hobby. With over twenty books to her credit, she has fourteen contracts for release dates in 2003-2005. Married for almost forty years to her high school sweetheart, she describes her husband, Bob, as a saint saying, "I doubt if a mortal man would put up the eccentricities of a writer." Along with her writing, she claims three children and eight grandchildren ranging from infants to adults. Now that her children are grown, she and Bob enjoy their empty nest and the success of her writing career. "If nothing else," Sherry often says, "I'm an overnight success after forty years." Visit Sherry Derr-Wille website here.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jun 1, 2014
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Pages
299
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ISBN
9781593742782
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Westerns
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