Appalachian Justice

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
In 1945, three local boys witnessed an incident that called fourteen-year-old Billy May Platte’s sexuality into question. Determined to teach her a lesson she'd never forget, they orchestrated a brutal attack that changed the village of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia forever. More

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About Melinda Clayton

Clayton has published numerous articles and short stories in various print and online magazines. In addition to writing, Dr. Clayton has an Ed.D. in Special Education Administration and is a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Colorado.

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Appalachian Justice
Growing up in depression-era West Virginia was hard; no one knew that better than fourteen-year-old Billy May Platte. Her father a victim of the mines, her mother dead from cancer, Billy May relied on the kindness of the residents of the tiny mining town of Cedar Hollow to see her through. But the events of one terrible night in 1945 changed all that.

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?wazithinkin reviewed on on July 22, 2013

Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton

Wow! What a beautifully written story. Once I got used to the Appalachian prose I was totally there on Crutcher Mountain beside Billy May. Melinda grabs you by your heart and leads you through the life and times of Billy May Platte and doesn't let you go.

This is a poignant and totally engrossing story with well developed characters that will break your heart and then heal it, leaving memories that are not truly your own. Billy May's story and strength of character will stay with me forever. I highly recommend this book.

I also recommend you read BigAl’s review for this book at Books and Pals. http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2011/05/appalachian-justice-melinda-clayton.html
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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