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Mother of the Bride

Patricia T. Westfall

Minotaur Books

It would be a challenge enough for perpetual list-maker Molly West, the director of a meal-delivery program in southern Ohio, to plan an ordinary wedding for her daughter. But this is no ordinary wedding. Molly's daughter wants the ceremony to be a costumed Civil War reenactment - and the date is only two months away. To complicate matters, Sheriff Matins warns Molly that an escaped convict is on his way to their Appalachian county, intent on disrupting more than just the wedding plans. Then a bridesmaid finds a skeleton hidden in the caves beneath her historic home - caves once used by slaves fleeing the Confederacy. Is the skeleton the remains of a forgotten Union soldier, or a more recent victim of an unsolved murder? When the case brings local stories of Civil War-era struggles back to life, Molly and her friends realize that their tight-knit community hides more than one unpleasant secret.

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Mother of the Bride
Part OneSomething Old1. PhoneOne ring; two rings; five."Molly?""Mmph?""Molly, wake up. Get the phone.""Mmph, you get it," she grumbled to her husband. Ken tried to reach over and through the mounds of goose-down comforters and quilts that were tangled over them both. The jumble of covers was ordinary February prudence made necessary by their living on a back-country road. Propane trucks took days to make deliveries if the roads were clear and did not deliver at all if roads were iced. Molly and Ken dared not run low on fuel in February, so they slept with the thermostat low
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  • Patricia T. Westfall is the author of Mother of the Bride, Fowl Play and Real Farm.
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