It’s the spring of 1913, and love is in bloom for Alice Tucker. Alice’s new beau, Walter Kelley, is handsome and wealthy. Everyone in Boynton, Oklahoma likes him, except Alice’s mother, Alafair. She sees that Walter has a weakness for the ladies—and they for him. Moreover, Walter’s late wife Louise was murdered and the murderer has not been caught. Walter had an alibi, so the sheriff has cleared him of the crime, but Alafair is not so sure that he wasn’t involved in some way.
Alafair sets out to prove to the headstrong Alice that Walter is no paragon. You can bet Alice will have something to say about that. As she searches for the truth behind the death of Louise Kelley, Alafair uncovers such a tangle of deceit and misdirection that she begins to think that the whole town has been downright hornswoggled.
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Alafair Tucker is a strong woman and the core of her family’s life on a farm in Oklahoma where backbreaking work and the daily logistics of caring for her husband and their nine children, and of being a good neighbor, requires determination and a clear head. She’s also a woman of strong opinions, and it is her opinion that her neighbor, Harley... Read more »
It’s the spring of 1913, and love is in bloom for Alice Tucker. Alice’s new beau, Walter Kelley, is handsome and wealthy. Everyone in Boynton, Oklahoma likes him, except Alice’s mother, Alafair. She sees that Walter has a weakness for the ladies—and they for him. Moreover, Walter’s late wife Louise was murdered and the murderer has not been... Read more »
One August evening in 1914, a bushwhacker ends a pleasant outing by blowing a hole in Bill McBride, kidnapping and ravaging Bill’s fiancée, and wounding Alafair Tucker’s daughter, Mary. All Mary knows is that the crime had something to do with the Fourth of July.
Or is there more? Trauma has locked away Mary’s memory of the event, but the answer... Read more »
It’s a sad duty that brings Alafair Tucker and her two daughters to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister Ruth Anne’s husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. But her niece’s irresponsible husband, Kenneth, has disappeared at a most inconvenient time. When it comes to light... Read more »
The year 1916 was not shaping up to be a good one for Alafair Tucker, and finding Bernie Arruda dead in a ditch didn’t help matters.
Alafair had not wanted to go to Arizona in the first place. But her ten-year-old daughter Blanche was suffering from a stubborn ailment of the lungs, and her best chance for a cure was dry desert air. So Alafair... Read more »
In the summer of 1916, a big twister brings destruction tothe land around Boynton, Oklahoma. Alafair Tucker’s family and neighbors arenot spared the ruin and grief spread by the storm. But no one is going to mournfor Jubal Beldon, who made it his business to know the ugly secrets of everyonein town. It... Read more »
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