Listen to the Mockingbird by Penny Rudolph

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It's 1861 in New Mexico Territory, and the Civil War is about to have a startling impact on Matty Summerhayes. Matty is struggling to develop a horse ranch to make enough money to return to the East. A stranger dies in her barn ... with a map of her land in his pocket. Then war is declared, and Texans invade her valley for the Confederacy. Rumors begin to fly about a lost gold mine and soon someone is trying to run her off her ranch. Then her closest friend Winona - a one-time slave who is now nearing childbirth - is about to be stoned for practicing voodoo, and only Matty's creative quick thinking can save her. But when Matty's greatest secret is exposed, she must find a killer or lose her ranch. Praise for Listen to the Mockingbird ''Matty's word-pictures and unorthodox civil disobedience will hold your attention until the last page.'' - Southwest Book Reviews ''...vividly recreates the dangers of life in New Mexico Territory during the Civil War, and one woman's triumph over adversity.'' - Timeless Tales ''From authentic sounding dialogue to historical accuracy ... an unforgettable treat.'' - Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine

About Penny Rudolph

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Penny Rudolph has worked as a bartender, truck driver, chili picker, science writer, and medical writer. Shes taught high school and college English, creative writing, and journalism.
Published December 18, 2009 by ReadHowYouWant. 307 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Nature & Wildlife, Westerns. Fiction

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