Held Hostage in America's Heartland: Five Years in Southwest Missouri

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American dream turned nightmare. A true story of corruption, greed, and prejudice that begins at the height of the real estate boom in 2006. Gypsy Roz Lei and her family relocate to a small town in southwest Missouri's Ozarks where the purchase of a new house unfolds into a daily nightmare. Southwest Missouri is a place time has forgotten, where social rules and traditions supersede the rule of law, and outsiders are at a distinct disadvantage. In a desperate effort to protect her family and their life savings from the archaic lifestyle of the local subculture, Ms. Lei enrolls in college at the age of 49, determined to educate herself and clean-up the biggest mistake of her life. Through numerous betrayals, including by her attorneys, Ms. Lei tackles the Missouri Real Estate Commission, and finally prepares the legal showdown herself in this chronicle of an American dream turned nightmare.
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  • By Tom Dooley
    Jul 10, 2012
    This is a true story of a real life adventure. The author takes the reader into life in the present day Ozarks of Southwest Missouri, and describes in exquisite detail a culture clash that is remarkable. Those not familiar with the local culture would do well to listen to her examples and heed well her warnings about the difficulties outsiders face there. A good read, difficult to put down.
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