The Rufus Steele Adventure Series

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Small Black Boxes

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Small Black Boxes

A powerful novel about life, death, and reaching beyond memories to find healing

A tribute to the men and women who have died in service to our country and to the families they leave behind who grieve their loss and hold fast to their memory

"The Secretary of the Air Force has asked me to express his deep regret that your husband, Major Walter Pritchard, was killed in action in Afghanistan on October 7. He and several of his men were involved in a firefight in a small village near Kandahar. Major Pritchard was killed by enemy fire. The Secretary extends his deepest sympathy to you and your family in your tragic loss."

With those words, 15-year-old Leah Pritchard's world would never be the same. As she and her family start the process of saying good-bye to their husband and father, 12 boxes are delivered. These boxes, filled with the belongings of the man she knew as father, slowly start to introduce Leah to the Walter Pritchard known to the world.

--—A beautifully written tale of love and family—--

"...lyrically written...eloquently expresses the importance of a close-knit family, positive memories, abiding love, and faith in the future, when moving through the mourning process. Turner has exquisitely captured the rhythms of grief and the gradual stirrings of hope that are a part of this adolescent's journey. The result is an unforgettable story."

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The Rufus Steele Adventure Series

Rufus Steele 1940

Evil has arrived in Friendsville. A mysterious stranger from the past has come back to haunt Dr. Rufus Steele, and he must finally face his past head on.

The second book in this adventure series set in Friendsville, Maryland in the late 1930's and early 1940's is a suspenseful page turner from start to finish.

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