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SAM: (A Historical Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Darlene Purcell
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"I have a secret that will not die with me. One that I will carry to my grave." Can you guess Sam's secret? Shhh...Don't tell!

The story of SAM will make you laugh till you cry and cry when you least expect it. This beautiful heart wrenching story will touch your soul, leaving you longing to know Sam in person.

Product Details

  • File Size: 635 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,758,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sam, Sam, Sam....good story December 1, 2013
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The book is well written, the story line interesting. The seller wrote an interesting story without the need for profanity, graphic sex or gratuitous violence. Even though I had an idea what was going on, there were still some surprises, and disappointments. I, like the other reviewer, don't want to give anything away, so I won't give more detail, as much as I'd like too. I will have to say it's worth reading, and when you do we should all check back here and talk about Sam.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! December 26, 2013
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Awesome book with a huge twist. I loved it. This is a book that as soon as you start you will stay up all night reading. The story had me in tears but was also quite uplifting. One of the best I've read in a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLANT August 29, 2013
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SAM by Darlene Purcell was a brillant mystery that for the first half of the book I felt I had figured it out and then during the second half enjoyed learning more about Sam. And as Paul Harvey would say, "The Rest Of The Story!"

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to device.", Sir Walter Scott, 1808. Words could not be any truer than this story of SAM!

I do not want to give away ANYTHING about the story. It is a must read tale all about the life of SAM! Well done Ms. Purcell, well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop reading April 20, 2014
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Sam is a touching tale of love, compassion, deceit, and survival. Set in the old west, we meet Sam Johnson, a dying man, whose sedated thoughts take us back to relive his unusual life. Sometimes hilarious, and always heartwarming, we get a glimpse of his poor but happy childhood.

The story then shifts to Violet. Desperate, crying, and nowhere to go, Sam takes pity on her and offers her a job and a place to live. Although Sam is not a good-looking man and his hygiene is atrocious, eventually Violet falls in love with him—but the feeling isn’t mutual. In a selfish act of deceit and betrayal, Violet tricks Sam into marrying her, forever destroying their friendship.

About half way through the story, there is a huge twist.

Sam has a secret.

Take a peek and find out why Sam can never love Violet the way she truly wants to be loved. I really enjoyed reading Sam. It was a very well written novel and I found myself reading every chance I had.

Some of the dialogue was a little hard to understand but once I got accustomed to it, it was fine.

I do not hesitate in recommending this book. I loved it
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Darlene Purcell lives in rural Oklahoma, is roomates with her amazing at any age mother, Peggy. Both adore their too numerous to take a head-count furry purrys, an overactive black giant pup who refuses to go home to his real family down the street, while striving to fulfill a bucket list that just keeps growing.

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