Mr. Raining is a relatively new member of the SOL community and a most welcome addition.
This story, 'Smallholder' is a joy to read. First of all, it is well written in good, grammatical English and well edited/proof read. Secondly, the author has taken the time and trouble to define his key characters and give them three dimensions. Finally he has thought about his plots, interwoven them well and thrown in enough twists and turns to keep us guessing. All of this provides us with some real entertainment.
Does all end well? You will have to read it to find out. I am not going to spoil the fun and give it away!
Go on, read it, you will not be disappointed.