She was in the middle of nowhere. She knew no one, and she only had six cigarettes left. She was doomed.
Harrisburg, PA, 1926.
New York City flapper, Mattie O'Keefe, lives and breathes for the next rush. City life is all she's ever known but a tragic disaster forces her to hide somewhere she never dreamed of, a farm. She despises everything about this forsaken place—dirt, animals, an outhouse, and Grant Emery. But if she leaves its concealed security, it will mean her death, and she's not ready to die.
Grant Emery disagrees with his grandmother's decision to take Mattie on as a farmhand. He believes the wild redhead will only create more toil upon their already struggling farm. However, when mayhem ensues, he finds that the person he needs to beat their rival is the last one he'd ever choose—Mattie O'Keefe.
Sometimes survival can take a providential twist.
"A fresh take on the turbulent 1920's, an era that springs to life under Cordero's pen. With snappy dialogue and a collision course of city meets country, this novel brims over with heart, wit, and a larger-than-life heroine you can't get enough of."
~Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of Between Two Shores
"This story is a fast-moving ride full of endearing characters that will capture your imagination and sweep you back into the prohibition era and the stories of its conniving mafia, wealthy upper-crust, and struggling farmers. Prepare to journey through tragedy, heartache, and, eventually, hope."
~ Shawn Smucker, author of The Day the Angels Fell
"Marvel and Mayhem is my favourite kind of historical read: exceptionally researched, completely immersive and flourished with a cast of characters caught in the whirlwind of an era at the crux of conscience and self-preservation."
~Rachel McMillan, author of the Van Buren and DeLuca series
Author Catie Cordero is a passionate storyteller and multi-published author of various works of fiction including her novel—Ramble and Roar. She resides in Michigan on a small hobby farm. She is a novelist, blogger, and speaker.
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About the Author
Catie Cordero is a passionate storyteller and multi-published author of various works of fiction, including her novel—Ramble and Roar. She resides in Michigan on a small hobby farm. She is a novelist, blogger, and speaker. Learn more at www.catiecordero.com. Also on Facebook and Instagram.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cordero brings the 1920s flapper era to life in this book. With characters who are the epitome of that time, you’ll feel transported. But transported where? New York City or The Farm? The difference between the two settings and lifestyles is accurately and descriptively portrayed in such a way that I found myself chuckling often. With well developed characters, I really enjoyed getting to know them. I was cheering for Mattie to make the adjustments and changes necessary to survive. Grant was an absolute gem once he comes to terms with Mattie. And of course the bad guys had me disliking them a lot. Everything a good story should have, along with mystery and romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.