The Virgin of Small Plains PDF by Nancy Pickard

The Virgin of Small Plains PDF by Nancy Pickard

The Virgin of Small Plains

Small Plains, Kansas, January 23, 1987 In the midst of a deadly blizzard, eighteen year old Rex Shellenberger scours his father s pasture, looking for helpless newborn calves Then he makes a shocking discovery the naked, frozen body of a teenage girl, her skin as white as the snow around her Even dead, she is the most beautiful girl he s ever seen It is a moment that Small Plains, Kansas, January 23, 1987 In the midst of a deadly blizzard, eighteen year old Rex Shellenberger scours his father s pasture, looking for helpless newborn calves Then he makes a shocking discovery the naked, frozen body of a teenage girl, her skin as white as the snow around her Even dead, she is the most beautiful girl he s ever seen It is a moment that will forever change his life and the lives of everyone around him The mysterious dead girl the Virgin of Small Plains inspires local reverence In the two decades following her death, strange miracles visit those who faithfully tend to her grave some even believe that her spirit can cure deadly illnesses Slowly, word of the legend spreads.But what really happened in that snow covered field Why did young Mitch Newquist disappear the day after the Virgin s body was found, leaving behind his distraught girlfriend, Abby Reynolds Why do the town s three most powerful men Dr Quentin Reynolds, former sheriff Nathan Shellenberger, and Judge, Tom Newquist all seem to be hiding the details of that night Seventeen years later, when Mitch suddenly returns to Small Plains, simmering tensions come to a head, ghosts that had long slumbered whisper anew, and the secrets that some wish would stay buried rise again from the grave of the Virgin Abby never having resolved her feelings for Mitch is now determined to uncover exactly what happened so many years ago to tear their lives apart Three families and three friends, their worlds inexorably altered in the course of one night, must confront the ever unfolding consequences in award winning author Nancy Pickard s remarkable novel of suspense Wonderfully written and utterly absorbing, The Virgin of Small Plains is about the loss of faith, trust, and innocence and the possibility of redemption From the Hardcover edition.

Title : The Virgin of Small Plains
Author :  Nancy Pickard
Language : English
Isbn : 0345470990
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 335 pages

Rating: 4.3

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