Hazel Creek: A Novel - eBook  -     By: Walt Larimore
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Howard Books / 2012 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781439196816
ISBN-13: 9781439196816
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

In a new novel from award-winning author Walt Larimore, a loving rural family struggles to survive tragedy and cope with the invasion of modern ways in the 1920s.

In the Great Smoky Mountains wilderness in 1925, Nathan and Callie Randolph, with their five unique daughters, struggle to maintain their farm, forests, family, and faith against a menacing business and an evil company manager trying to pilfer their land and clear cut their forest.

As loggers invade the mountains, death touches the family, and hardship and loss confront them again and again; fifteen-year-old Abbie Randolph becomes mother to her sisters and leans on her faith to guide her through the emotional wilderness of changing times. With the march of the industrial age, the roaring twenties, Prohibition, the increasing momentum for national parks, and the onslaught of a modern world, the traditional life and ways of the mountaineers were about to change forever.

Featuring a cast of colorful characters, including independent and earnest mountain families, a murderous lumber company manager, Cherokee Indians, a band of gypsies, desperados, lumbermen, moonshiners, a world-famous writer, and Civil War heroes, Hazel Creek reveals a gripping struggle of good and evil during an eruption of violence.

A beloved family physician, Walt Larimore is the perfect author for this novel of love, loss, and injury that illuminates the enduring power of faith.

Author Bio

Walt Larimore has been called one of America’s “best-known family physicians.” He was awarded the 2004 Christianity Today Book Award for coauthoring Going Public with Your Faith and has been a Gold Medallion Book Award finalist three times. The author of the popular Bryson City Tales series, he lives in Monument, Colorado.

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  1. Phyl
    Bristol, TN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Historically rich information
    July 29, 2013
    Phyl
    Bristol, TN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Hazel Creek.
    I liked the way the author began the book with the main character recalling her early years. Also a pleasant ending.
  2. msann
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful book, highly recommend!
    December 28, 2012
    msann
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Hazel Creek.
    This was one of the best books that I have read in a long time. Reading it was like watching a movie unfold before your eyes. It was the first book that I have read that I found myself weeping so that I could not see to read. I would rate it even higher if possible!
  3. Dorothy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great storytelling
    April 30, 2012
    Dorothy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    This review was written for Hazel Creek.
    This book which is set in the Smoky Mountains in the 1920's, is full of historical details and atmosphere. He gets the "voice" of the time and place just right and the reader can picture the scenes in their mind. If you like stories similar to the Christie series by Catherine Marshall then you will love this book and this series. It is wholesome and yet realistic. Read it...and love it
  4. Christianfictionaddiction
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A deeply satisfying read
    April 22, 2012
    Christianfictionaddiction
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Hazel Creek.
    Walt Larimore has written a book that will transport you back in time to an era and a place where people believed in right and wrong, marriages were forever, men treated women with respect, and family was all important. Reading this book made me ache for such a time, rather than today's society where families are splintered and nobody seems to believe in morals. Larimore has created absolutely beautiful characters, and I especially loved reading about Nathan, a man's man who loves his wife and children with tenderness, defends them from evil, stands up for what is right. The children are simply delightful, and I felt like cheering when young Corrie stood up to the bully of a teacher in front of the whole class! Their innocence and their adventuresome ways left me smiling more than once, and the characters are so true-to-life I felt an actual fondness for them, and grieved alongside them during their time of loss. The conclusion is perfect, a clash of good and evil that resolves in a wholly-satisfying way, and yet still hints at more drama to come in future books. I was truly sorry to see the story end and can't wait to find out what happens next!

    Prepare to leave Hazel Creek feeling deeply satisfied, and inspired to act with courage and dignity like these characters of old. If you are looking for a highly enjoyable, historical novel, then Hazel Creek should be on your "must buy" list. I highly recommend this wonderful book and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Book was provided courtesy of the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
  5. leanafisch
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    outstanding down to earth real life in that time.
    April 21, 2012
    leanafisch
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Hazel Creek.
    enjoy how the book draws the reader into the story and the feel of that era and location.... enjoyable read!
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