Herpel Holler Homecoming Norma Jean's Mysteries Book One by Jo Ann Snapp

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After a career of many years in the east, Norma Jean Clark returns to take over the old home place in Herpel, Arkansas expecting to find peace and quiet. Second day home she is met with a land dispute that leads into a personal mystery. What really happened to her mom? Did her dad hold secrets to his dying day? She heads down a pathway to find the truth. In the first of many Norma Jean mysteries to come, Herpel Hollow Homecoming begins with Norma Jean Clark returning to the old farm. The homestead and land belonged to the Clark family for generations, most recently willed to Norma when her father died. Jason Brahm with whom Norma had grown up with from a toddler, had taken over the farm duties when Dad Clark got too old to continue. Jason, a black man, had been left with the Clark's when his parents moved on. He'd always been treated as a member of the Clark family and Norma's Dad had become his dad. Gentry Newsom enters in the story as a determined land developer who will not take no for an answer. Through Gentry, Norma finds a long lost cousin, Shelly McComb who is claiming part of the Clark land. Pauly Parks, a neighbor also abandoned and taken in by Danny Clark, is a man with a child's mind, but as the mystery unfolds, Norma realizes, though mentally challenged, Pauly is intelligent and knows more about the past than she was aware. With the country ways of Aunt Ida and Norma’s inquisitive mind, a story unfolds revealing secrets that lead her on a journey to find the truth about the past she thought she knew all too well. Set in the Arkansas Ozarks, the mystery is told from the Christian perspective of country folks, both good and bad traits, and works through questions and answers to a satisfying conclusion.

About Jo Ann Snapp

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Jo Ann Snapp is an Arkansas author of fiction. She has been writing books since she was around nine years old. After a long career in retail and logistics she has taken up the mantle to get some of her work out to readers. Her first book, a historical novel, A Reconciled Heart, was well received and she recently released Emily, a sequel to her first book. May and Jed is a pre-sequel to A Reconciled Heart.Whether historical, contemporary, mysteries or romances all her writing is from a Christian perspective so you can be assured a clean read even if some of the subject matter is controversial. Some of her work is inspirational; some of her work is just plain good storytelling. Don't be timid to tell her what you think.Jo Ann lives in Mountain View, Arkansas and the area has inspired her Norma Jean's Mysteries series. She just as quickly can change to a story about a returning Vietnam Veteran, so even though the publishing world suggests sticking to one genre, to Jo a story is a story that needs to be told."Hope you enjoy my work and come back again and again" Jo Ann SnappFind Jo Ann on: http://josnapp.wordpress.com My Blog Words with a Messagehttp://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/snappywords Herpel Holler Homecoming - Emilyhttp://contributor.yahoo.com/user/562512/jo_ann_snapp.html Short stories and articlesAmazon.com Kindle Store - Body in the Bluff and more. Coming soon in print Create Space E-store
Published November 15, 2013 161 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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