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Olga Vesta Button
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Farming is no longer profitable with the heat and drought in Oklahoma, during the summer of 2000. Crops wither, ponds dry up, cattle die, machinery goes missing. It seems hopeless. With the responsibility of caring for her sister, Krystal Carter must also face the emotional and financial loss of the family farm. Torn between the loss of property and the pursuit of her dream she has no alternative except to sell most of her land, but keeps a plot large enough on which to rebuild the family home which burned. Krystal is determined she will rebuild her home someday soon. All hell breaks loose when Krystal places an ad for the sale of some of her land.
When Krystal meets Ace Luttrell, the wealthy land developer from Dallas, she is smitten. Ace buys her land and during the preparation for developing the land, Luttrell's Big Cats uncover a bone yard on the farm. A wild hunt proceeds, to find the culprit who murdered several people and buried them there. During this hunt to solve the mystery Krystal is confronted by the villain and flees his grasp. Before leaving he sets afire the building in which she hides from him. Ace rescues her from the flames.
“He just tried to drag me off Clover. But I couldn’t listen to his excuses--his lies!” Then he yelled, ‘Honey, come back’,” she attempted to mimic Ace.
What else did he say?” Amber smiled.
“He said I was the kind of woman he could spend the rest of his life with. I was really warming up to him until I saw what he did to the trees. Men will tell women all kinds of lies just so they can get them in bed.”
“Maybe it is, Sis, and you just haven’t gotten yourself together enough to find out. Anyway, why don’t you go take a nice, hot bath, while I fix us something to eat.”
“Thanks, I’m chilled to the bone.”
Krystal finished off the scotch and took her tea to the tub, and set it on a nearby table. She ran warm water in the tub, adding scented bath-bubbles, and climbed in. Rolling a towel up for a neck rest, she covered her eyes with a wet washcloth, then leaned back to enjoy the soothing, and stimulating experience of a long hot bath.
As she stretched out in the steamy water, her mind began to replay all that had happened: Ace’s words about love; his hands touching her body; his husky voice singing, humming, teasing her, whispering in her ear. She was trying to forget how angry he could make her.
Without warning the window rattled as thunder seemed to roll across the trailer’s roof. Krystal looked up toward the window seeing the quick, bright flashes of lightning crackling--slicing through a darkened sky.
She climbed out of the bathtub, dried off and slipped on her terry cloth robe. She joined Amber for a bite of food as she listened to the storm pound the trailer endlessly before slowly move off toward the east.
Olga Vesta Button, born in Texas, raised in Oklahoma. She is the mother of three sons, and is a grandmother. She lives in a rural area west of Mustang, Ok. She enjoys the peaceful Country, a plus for quiet concentration and writing.
She has published short stories. Her first novel is “Phoenix Farm, 2001, the second novel, in 2003, “Run Joy, Run”, received great reviews and a special review in Oklahoma’s state Newspaper… Both novels published by---Wings ePress.
She has attended classes with Professors, Dwight Swain and Jack Bingham. And scripting with Doctor Andrew Horton of (film and Video Studies,) at the University of Oklahoma.
She enjoys attending conferences as well as local writers group meetings. She has taken two screen writing classes and is currently completing two novels of which she adapts into screenplays.
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 326
Paper Weight (lb): 13.8
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