Mimosa Lane

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iUniverse, Nov 2, 2007 - Fiction - 390 pages
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Mimosa Lane, a destroyed Georgian plantation, lives only in memory for young Rachel. Three generations of family misfortunes leave the girl in poverty on the hard-luck streets of Tulsa. When Rachel encounters an old, black woman, once enslaved by her grandmother, life teeters on the brink of despair.Forced by her stepfather to marry a crusty, old, backwoods moon-shiner, Rachel escapes a rundown cabin in the isolated hills, but finds escaping her past more challenging. Finding refuge at a seemingly peaceful farm, she meets three brothers-each with the potential to provide Rachel happiness she thought lost.The conflicts of her past lead Rachel into the real-life drama of the Tulsa race riots of 1921. Set against the backdrop of Tulsa's rise from a rowdy town in Indian Territory to the sophisticated Oil Capital of the World, Rachel learns life-changing influences come from unlikely places, and discovers tomorrow is rooted in today.

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