GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR by Rubylea Hall

GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title assumes also that the reader will not be lacking -- in humor -- tolerance -- and a tour of the hitherto posted rights of the Erskine Caldwell preserve. The found between the Folsome brothers -- Black Josh and his six sons and four daughters who inherited the best Calhoun County, Florida lands, and Red Daniel with his four sons and three daughters and their bare living on the other side of the river -- brings about family hatreds which explode when Daniel's youngest Lonna falls in love with Josh's Caesar. It is 1900 when Caesar saves Lonna from drowning and they are spied upon, and the resulting situations can all be traced back to their individual misbehaviour. So that when Lonna's sister loses her baby and her husband rapes Lonna -- it is of course Caesar's fault; but Lonna is loyal enough to maintain Caesar did not ""big"" her and to spur her brother Henry into proving her truthfulness by trapping Caesar into fighting the real father. The result saves both Josh's and Daniel's honor and gives Caesar and Lonna a chance they would never have had. Intrepid explorers of backwoods morals will not be intimidated but others might.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1960
Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce