The Sharecropper's Daughter's Secret
Finding Hedgeworth’s Fortune
About the Book
The Great Depression, of Dust Bowl and Grapes of Wrath infamy, was not solely a middle-America tragedy. Families living in the South suffered similar economic and social misfortunes. This the heart-rending tale of an honest, hard-working man supporting a wife and three young children who worked as a sharecropper on the 800-acre tobacco farm of one of the most despised men in Lenoir County, North Carolina, and how the sharecropper’s sixteen year-year-old daughter lived with a terrible secret. Woven into this tragic tale is a plot by persons unknown to murder the landowner and steal his fortune. It’s a real page-turner.
About the Author
The author, an attorney and optometrist, resides outside Atlanta with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, their four talented children having gone on to careers in Optometry, real estate and teaching. In May 1961 the author received an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics from Berry College, and in July of that year enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the last with U. S. Army Intelligence as a Korean linguist and prisoner interrogator. In 1972 Dr. Provost was awarded the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, and in 1980 earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Dr. Provost is the author of the best-selling memoir, Reflections in an Orphan’s Eye, The Puppeteer, a mystery novel of the wartime South, and thirteen other mystery novels.