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Family Secrets and So Much More
on May 22, 2014
Red Clover by Florence Osmund is a well-written and interesting story of the childhood and young adult life of Lee Winekoop.
Lee, having a near genius IQ and a condition akin to Asperger's, as well as many other issues in his wealthy family life make it hard for him to connect to just about everyone. But with perseverance and a hopeful attitude, Lee conquers his feelings of isolation and loneliness and graduates college with a degree in horticulture - much to his father's dismay.
The story gets very interesting when Lee's uncle dies and leaves him a sizable inheritance that includes over 600 acres of land in Illinois. The land comes with many bizarre stipulations and Lee must make certain that he follows them to a tee or risk getting the inheritance taken away by the trustee of the estate.
Along the way, Lee grows into a mature young man with a heart of gold and a new found willingness to stand up to his mother, father and other family members as he finds his own way in his own life. He does quite well for himself until the family secrets come out and threaten to derail his stable life.
All families have secrets, some more tragic than others. Red Clover deals with the family secrets in a realistic, heart-warming way that is certain to tug at your heart strings.