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The Ginhouse Hollow

Koren Freel

Sloane is a quick-witted storyteller, with a flair for the outlandish. From psych wards to grave robbers, she's witnessed some peculiar things in her nearly eighty years. But the story her daughter, Rynn, yearns to hear most, is the one story Sloane never tells. When, in 1954, inside the cozy nook of Riverton, Alabama, Sloane watched helplessly as a single shot ripped apart her idyllic childhood.

After an aging Sloane has a brush with death, Rynn fears the truth behind that tragic night will stay buried forever unless she does the one thing she's promised never to do-ask her mother to reveal what happened. When an opportunity suddenly presents itself, Rynn finds herself on a heartfelt trip down memory lane, with Sloane divulging the dark family secrets at the crux of her greatest story yet.

Woven within Sloane's comical coming-of-age tale is the dramatic recount of her Uncle Bishop's near-fatal fall in the craggy woods of The Ginhouse Hollow. Relegated to a quirky and obscure life by his injuries, Bishop's world turns upside down when plucky Sloane and her moody sister, Faith, arrive for an extended family visit. The true consequence of Bishop's head trauma, masked by routine, reveals itself. And what transpires ends in a tortuous penance for a man who was neither guilty nor innocent and twists the fates of all who were present that deadly night in 1954.

By 1985, Sloane has overcome the trauma of what she witnessed as a child. But when someone challenges her perception of what she saw, she's forced to relive her painful memories once again and must find it in her heart to forgive the ones she loves most.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Koren Freel
  • Publish Date: Oct 10th, 2023
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.68in - 0.85lb
  • EAN: 9798988693819
  • Categories: WomenMystery & Detective - HistoricalSagas

About the Author

Freel, Koren: - Koren Freel is an author and blogger from Camas, Washington. Her debut novel, The Ginhouse Hollow, is inspired by real events tangled within her family's roots and weaves together an imaginative tale of humor and heartbreak that shows how the secrets we keep shape who we become. Koren enjoys traveling with her family of six to sunny destinations and hiking the waterfall trails of the Columbia River Gorge. Her regular haunts include a Jazzercise studio, brew pub, thrift stores, and wherever her dog Roxy roams. And when her life turns sideways, Koren's Keep it Golden Girl blog captures every humorous detail with a nod to the cheesecake-loving fab four of Miami. You can find Koren at
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