In Small Measures

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Outskirts Press, 2010 - Fiction - 386 pages
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One Woman's Journey to Honor the Love So Many Feared...
Rebellious Kristen Todd Harrison had it all. As the 21-year-old heiress to the largest fortune in Australia, her charmed life appeared to be mapped out: succeed her mother as the leader of the social set and doyen of every charity in town. But a 12-day love affair with an African American marine on leave from Vietnam changed all that. And following his death and the birth of their mixed-race daughter, Kristen encounters a hail of prejudice and rejection-including from her own family.
Now, her refusal to give up her baby and renounce her love leads her on a path of destruction that threatens her very survival. Following a disastrous and abusive marriage, Kristen must reckon with her former husband's hidden criminal background-and a shadowy world that won't leave her alone-all while battling extreme racism along the way. Despite a temporary respite in the Queensland outback, the fear of those after her is always there. Then, horror, devastation and guilt force her once again to flee in order to protect her daughter. This time, she might not be so lucky...
A sprawling, intricately drawn novel, In Small Measures mixes romance, mystery, and revealing social history for an unforgettable read. This important novel is about honoring love and fighting for what's right, even when everyone says you're wrong.
 

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SMALL MEASURES by Lynne Burke is a compelling action/adventure set in 1964-1965 Australia. It is well written with detail,depth,twists,turns and is fast paced. It is a story of love,hope,devastation ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
16
Section 4
33
Section 5
45
Section 6
52
Section 7
62
Section 8
78
Section 15
174
Section 16
198
Section 17
216
Section 18
235
Section 19
246
Section 20
257
Section 21
277
Section 22
289

Section 9
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Section 10
108
Section 11
116
Section 12
134
Section 13
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Section 14
164
Section 23
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Section 24
339
Section 25
365
Section 26
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