Winds of Blame Summary
Jane Gilmore Rushing

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Winds of Blame Summary

Harvey Doane physically and mentally abuses his wife and children. The first half of Winds of Blame deals with the family's endurance of his cruelty and their methods of coping. When Doane is murdered, the entire community covers up the murder of this man who "needed killing." Although their life is free of Harvey Doane's abuse after his death, the family must cope with the manner of his death and the fear that a newspaper reporter from a nearby town will discover the truth.

Two romances are complicated by the murder and its aftermath. Isabel Doane must choose between her love of the newspaper reporter and betrayal of her family if she helps the outsider find out how her father died. The engagement of Ray Doane and Isabel's best friend, Joanna, is at risk because of Isabel's fear that Ray might become like his father and because of...

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