Coalville is a small town in the pine tree country of East Texas. In this small town exist many secrets. There are secrets of love, passion, hate, greed, and denial. The love is the unqualified love between brother and sister. The passion is the burning desire of a married woman for ather man. The hate is the unreasonable racism of the white man for the black man. The greed is that of a man and woman for power. The denial is that of a man of God to his faith. A young boy accidentally uncovers one secret, and then all of the others slowly emerge. Soon, the struggles begin. A young boy and girl must struggle to understand the kind of hate that is racism. A sister must struggle to remain loyal to her brother in the face of danger and disaster. A married woman must struggle to control her burning passions for ather man. A deeply hurt man must struggle to maintain his sanity. A man of God must struggle to clean away a dark sin. Lastly, a lonely girl must struggle to understand who she is. Lies cause more lies, death causes more death, and betrayal causes more betrayal. The struggles continue until the final resolution, and the surprise ending. Carlton Crane was born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas. He finished high school and started college at, what was then, Arlington State College. Interrupted by the Vietnam War, Carlton served horably in the United States Army Security Agency for four years being discharged in 1967. After being discharged in Florida, he met and married Barbara Jean Orne in 1968 and they had two sons together. After being married, Carlton went back to school on the GI Bill and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1972. He then went on to become a very successful Software Engineer for the banking industry. Still married to his bride of forty-six years and after three grandchildren, he is w semi-retired and lives in Arlington, Texas. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, good movies, and photography. Along with his first vel So Much to Give, he has written several short stories in different genres.