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Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance
Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance | Paulette Jiles
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Consumed with grief, driven by vengeance, a man undertakes an unrelenting odyssey across the lawless post-Civil War frontier seeking redemption in this fearless novel from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of News of the World. Union soldier John Chenneville suffered a traumatic head wound in battle. His recovery took the better part of a year as he struggled to regain his senses and mobility. By the time he returned home, the Civil War was over, but tragedy awaited. John's beloved sister and her family had been brutally murdered.Their killer goes by many names. He fought for the North in the late unpleasantness, and wore a badge in the name of the law. But the man John knows as A. J. Dodd is little more than a rabid animal, slaughtering without reason or remorse, needing to be put down.Traveling through the unforgiving landscape of a shattered nation in the midst of Reconstruction, John braves winter storms and confronts desperate people in pursuit of his quarry. Untethered, single-minded in purpose, he will not be deterred. Not by the U.S. Marshal who threatens to arrest him for murder should he succeed. And not by Victoria Reavis, the telegraphist aiding him in his death-driven quest, yet hoping he'll choose to embrace a life with her instead. And as he trails Dodd deep into Texas, John accepts that this final reckoning between them may cost him more than all he's already lost...
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Soubhiville
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I picked up 3 books at #TexasBookFestival this year. Can‘t wait to read them all! (Though I also just got Iron Flame and Bookshops & Bonedust should be here tomorrow, so I don‘t know what order I‘ll get to them!)📚 I had a fun time at the fest even though it was chilly and drizzly.

I also saw Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talk about Chain-Gang All-Stars, but it was in a theater and they didn‘t allow photos.

ShelleyBooksie Starter Villan sounds so good! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Chain-gang is my favorite of the year. I bet that talk was awesome! 4mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books It was really great. He did a reading from the prologue and had the crowd chanting Bishop‘s name as if we were at the match. It was powerful. 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s incredible! It gives me chills just reading that. And goes to show how hard that book is hitting people, which I love. 4mo
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Historical fiction mixed with a bit of mystery and the western genre. Post-Civil War, Union soldier John Chenneville returns home, broken and shell shocked. Upon discovering the murder of his sister and family, Chenneville hunts the man responsible through a pre-Reconstruction south. Encountering struggling characters along the way, this is a reflection of the era of the aftermath of war and its victims in American history.

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🍂𝓑𝓸𝓸𝓴 𝓜𝓪𝓲𝓵📬

𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 by 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐉𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬, author of 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥, published on 09/12/23. I'm looking forward to reading it, courtesy of Bibliolifestype & William Morrow Books. I love historical fiction, & am fascinated by the Civil War & Reconstruction periods. 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 sounds perfectly enjoyable on a crisp autumn evening on the patio now that fall has officially arrived. 📖🌳🍁

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