Billy Penland book two Home to Palestine
by Marylou Stewart
When his mother deeded him 640 acres and built him a house, Billy moved his growing family home to the plantation near Palestine. Dealing with his step-father, keeping the plantation running, and working with the Rangers was stressful for Billy. Thinking that he could keep his drinking secret from Rhoda and his growing family, Billy drank heavily until his sister Mandy intervened.