He swallowed back his anger – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

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The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 4
Genre: Literary Fiction
ISBN: 9780996921442
“I have heard it said that a man who cries is spineless, a weakling not worthy of his salt, but this I can tell you, a man who has never shed a tear has not yet learned to love..."


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Revenge, death, deception… These are the things Cyrus Dodd has to overcome if he is to give Ruth the life he’s promised her. The problem is he’s got a prideful nature and when a seemingly innocuous argument leads to a bitter feud with his neighbor, his life changes forever. The plans he has falls by the wayside and before he finds a way to fix it, he comes to understand the meaning of regret.
In this early twentieth century family saga, two men come up against each other—both are iron-willed and stubborn. One will lose his farm; the other will lose his family. In a tale of betrayal, murder and revenge two West Virginia farmers will discover that being right does not necessarily mean being happy.
Believing he has lost everything Cyrus Dodd is forced to start over. He promises Ruth that this time it will be better, but the truth is he doesn’t know if it’s a promise he can keep.

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He swallowed back his anger – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

No, he thought. This time I am not going to do something I’ll regret. He swallowed back his anger and said he could maybe swing eight, but the house really wasn’t worth any more than that.

“It is to me,” Frederick said, “because if you don’t buy it, I plan to move in here myself. I can sell my place in Philadelphia for ten thousand easy.”

Ruth saw the look on Cyrus’s face. If he’d been stabbed with a hot poker he couldn’t have looked more pained. She put her hand to his shoulder.

“Let it go,” she said. “It’s okay.”

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