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Confronting the Pitchford Curse by Loraine Haynie relates the family history and life of Beverly Miller, heiress to the Pitchford family dynasty. The Pitchford family of Jensen Beach, Florida created their wealth in the 1800s by diversifying their businesses. The Pitchford brothers grew their fortunes and reputation as time went on, all created by Beverly’s grandfather. However the dynasty was not meant to last. The Pitchford men fell victim to a curse that destroyed and invaded the family for many decades. It took the courage of Beverly Miller, who gained her business wisdom and knowledge from her father, to destroy the curse created by her ancestors. Beverly, a successful real estate broker, comes face to face with the legacy left to her care. It takes Beverly a lifetime to break the Pitchford curse.
Loraine Haynie’s book, Confronting The Pitchford Curse, is the clearly documented story of the life of the Pitchford family and its descendant, Beverly Miller. The documented intrigue surrounding the Pitchford family, its wealth, greed, business and lives leaves no stone unturned. This is a well-written, detailed work outlining the rise and fall of the Pitchford men, and how, not until later in her life, does Beverly Miller discover the gift her father had bestowed upon her when she was a young girl. Only after amassing her own fortune with her beloved husband, Jack, does Beverly understand her true mission in life. She is responsible for breaking the Pitchford curse. If you like clearly defined details in your reading, you will definitely enjoy Confronting The Pitchford Curse. This is a well-written story with characters the reader will come to know well.