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Living With Fred

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Mark Cloud is back in Fred, Texas but Fred is not the same and neither is Mark. He begins to ask troublesome questions. What would Jesus do if he was a teenage boy in a hick town? Would he play football and go deer hunting? What if his date humiliated him in front of the school? What if he was confronted with a lonely bootlegger? What if his newest disciple got roaring drunk? What if someone got away with murder? As his answers lead him further down the path of least expectance, Mark must choose between remaining faithful to his understanding of the gospel or appeasing the prejudices of those with the power to make his family pay for his decisions.

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Welcome To Fred

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Mark Cloud has his doubts. He’s not sure if he’ll ever feel at home in Fred, Texas. He’s not sure that he can work up the nerve to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. He’s not sure he will survive another ride with Darnell Ray, Terror of the Back Roads. And he’s not really sure he buys the whole God thing. Which is an uncomfortable position for the son of a Baptist preacher.

This award-winning novel is a moving and hilarious tale set against the vibrant backdrop of the 1960s and rural America. It is the timeless and classic story of Everyteen in the hands of a master storyteller.

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Open Season

A BERF AND JAKE STORY

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Berford Oswald Wiggins follows a Code. That’s why he’s about to marry the wrong woman. Again.

When Berf finds himself accidentally engaged to Amelia for the third time, he leaps from the frying pan of Austin and absconds to the Payne ranch in Bolero, Texas.

But far from being the blissful autumn retreat of Berf’s dreams, the ranch abounds with plotters and strategerists. There’s the battle to the death for dominance in Bolero society, the secret search for Pancho Villa’s lost treasure, and the attempt to sell Tiny—a stud bull with performance anxiety.

Berf’s arrival starts a chain reaction that disrupts the delicate balance of the four couples staying at the ranch for the weekend. Suddenly it’s open season on four confused guys.

If he can’t set things straight, Berf will be married to the wrong woman before the year is out.

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The first in a new series, Open Season stirs the inanity of the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse with the Western Code of the Sackett stories by Louis L’Amour in a zany frolic of misadventure and misunderstanding.

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Strange Vacation

A JAKE AND BERF STORY

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Berford Oswald Wiggins vows to take his best friend on a killer vacation. And a Wiggins always keeps his word.

Berf loves Jake like a brother, but not like a brother-in-law. After all, he wouldn’t wish his sister on anyone, least of all Jake. When Berf’s warning falls on deaf ears, he falls back on The Code and serves as Jake’s best man.

The ill-fated marriage scarcely lasts two hours before going south, and Berf decides he and Jake should do the same. But the trip is far from an idyllic escape.

A series of bizarre accidents gets Berf to thinking of Spider, an extreme sports freak who recommended this special Cancún deal. Did Spider ever come back from his Caribbean vacation?

And when a fellow traveler drops dead out of a clear blue sky, Berf suspects they might not be going home next week. Or ever.

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The first in a new series, Open Season stirs the inanity of the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse with the Western Code of the Sackett stories by Louis L’Amour in a zany frolic of misadventure and misunderstanding.

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