Tales of the Ridge: The Whisper of the Leaves

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1940s & '50s

Danile Macon Brawner

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The Ridge: The Wisper of the Leaves is the story of the type of character and courage not often seen today, but exemplified by one member of what Tom Brokaw called The Greatest Generation.


Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

In 1937 Arkansas, 17-year-old Marshall Bentwood longs for the day he can escape the farm he hates. His wish comes true, but at a deadly cost when his brother, James, is murdered. The murders intended to kill Marshall, but they kill James in a case of mistaken identity. Not satisfied to wait on the

It’s nearly 3 a.m. and Cubby Lawrence, all 6'6” and 500 pounds of him, the cruel patriarch of the family who has kidnapped Marshal's little sister, has been injured in an altercation with Marshall. He managed to drive one-armed back to his home where he plans to kill Jenny, Marshall's sister. One of


Rural Arkansas, Louisanna and Texas

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Marshall Bentwood

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Uneducated, Badass, Decisive, Modest, Honorable, Patriotic, Perseverance, Selfless, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Blunt, Heroic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Publish America

Year Published: 2006

Hard Copy Available



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