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Opur's Blade: 03/22/12

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Opur's Blade by James Ross is the fourth Prairie Winds novel. In this one, a golfing prodigy is raised by a single mother after divorcing her abusive husband. To get her son Owen Jr. out of the house during summer she sends her son to Prairie Winds for free lessons. On his first day there, using a discarded driver, he shows raw talent.

Of the four novels I've now read, Opur's Blade is my favorite. The set up: a shot gun wedding turned to unhappy marriage and alcoholism and ultimately an absentee father and single mother felt real. The characters grow and change in understandable ways.

It was also the most focused of the plots. It didn't give into as many random jumps in time or an over abundance of characters.

Received for review from the author.

Four stars

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