AMAZON KINDLE — Featured Author Review — Rolland Love “Love’s writing transfigures his Ozark Mountains stories into a series of fantastic tales Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer could have only dreamed of.”
Blue Hole and other books I have written have over 1,000 five star reviews. The novel is based on a real life story. http://tinyurl.com/ogxxlup
Blue Hole starts with brother Dub being born dead. He was saved because Doc Barnes, a country doctor rolled him in the snow.
✔︎ In the sequel River's Edge, I aged brother Dub (12) and brother Tommy (15) by 50 years and made them Grandfathers who take their Grandsons to the Blue Hole where a murder occurred the last time they were there in 1949. They become a family of cold case detectives. It's not easy to solve a (50) year old murder but they are up for the task.
Blue Hole and River's Edge are novels enjoyed by young and old.
The name Blue Hole comes from the sky blue color of a deep pool of water where a spring runs into the Jacks Fork River from the mouth of a cave. A place in a remote section of the Ozark Mountains where my Grandfather found a body floating in a swimming hole. Jacks Fork was named by Life Magazine as one of the most scenic float and fishing streams in the world. Hundreds of reviewers point out when reading Blue Hole the characters are so well done could see them clearly in their mind's eye.
“Rolland, our daughter borrowed her nephew's copy of the Blue Hole last week. She said she read it in one setting, because she could not put it down. She said, "Mom, it is so scary. At first I thought this is just too scary for kids to be reading. Then I thought no, it's exactly what kid’s love. That scary, makes the hair on your arms stand on end kind of scared. And I saw those boys in the book, Tommy and Dub setting by the fire at night talking. It was so real. I felt I was there.
"Didn't I tell you, it's a great book? Must be, since even our daughter agrees with me. Keep writing great stories." Priscilla Main, author.
“Mark Twain would have loved this excellent adventure of two brothers. Doc has disappeared and it’s up to Tommy (15) and Dub (12) to go to the Blue Hole and see if they can find him. This is a story about growing up. About facing your fears and standing up to them and about doing the right thing even when everything inside you wants to turn and run. This story has everything. The dreaded Conner brothers, Buzzard Thompson, ghost, snakes, cave, bats and dead bodies everywhere. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this masterfully constructed story.” Jonathan David Masters, Freelance Reviewer
"Rolland Love writers in the Mark Twain vein. Excellent storyteller who does not rely on graphic language or sex to cover up a weak story line. Blue Hole is a fast-paced page-flipper of a read.” Molly Martin, Scribes World
"To understand Overland Park writer Rolland Love, think Mark Twain." Nick Kowalczyk, The Kansas City Star.
“Glad to hear River's Edge a sequel is in the works. I read Blue Hole to my boys this summer on a gravel bar on Current River, really spooked them for a while! This is a Great book.” Jim McCarty, Editor - Rural Missouri Magazine
✔︎ "SCARY STORIES help children face fear and master it, by portraying the elements of conflict in clear, good-versus-evil terms with good triumphant in the end. This appeals to the strong moral sense of children. Parents are sometimes concerned that violence or gore in scary stories will be bad for children. This is not so; they provide hope through happy endings, and offer the child both positive and negative examples of behavior. With their imaginary violence, scary stories teach moral principles, good social behavior, courage, heroism, and hope."
Blue Hole ends well with young love. River's Edge brings closure.
The Ozarkstories.com series has (3) Novels, (40) Short Stories, (1) Fishing Stories AUDIO