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The Promise of Jesse Woods

Chris Fabry

The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley's childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt's family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight. As the trio traipses the hills and hollers, Matt begins to fall for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him deeper into her terrifying reality. One night, the wrath of the Blackwoods and the secrets of Jesse's family collide, and Matt joins Jesse in a rescue that saves one life and ends another . . . and severs the bond of their friendship. Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood and to memories of that momentous summer by news of Jesse's upcoming wedding. He could never shake the feeling that there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he's determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke.

The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley's childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt's family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight. As the trio traipses the hills and hollers, Matt begins to fall for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him deeper into her terrifying reality. One night, the wrath of the Blackwoods and the secrets of Jesse's family collide, and Matt joins Jesse in a rescue that saves one life and ends another . . . and severs the bond of their friendship. Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood and to memories of that momentous summer by news of Jesse's upcoming wedding. He could never shake the feeling that there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he's determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke.
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The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley's childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt's family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight. As the trio traipses the hills and hollers, Matt begins to fall for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him deeper into her terrifying reality. One night, the wrath of the Blackwoods and the secrets of Jesse's family collide, and Matt joins Jesse in a rescue that saves one life and ends another . . . and severs the bond of their friendship. Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood and to memories of that momentous summer by news of Jesse's upcoming wedding. He could never shake the feeling that there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he's determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:25