IT is the Prohibition Era, the late 20's, and the place is the backwoods country of Florida, which, though no part of it is much more than an hour's drive from the sea, is light-years away from the fancy resorts that stretch along Florida's Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Mattie, a middle-aged widow, lives alone on a substantial spread in the pinewoods. She's not a recluse but she has given up society. It's easier that way.
A Flash of Green tells the story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back. When a local reporter starts sympathizing with an eco-group opposing a new development, a local county commissioner attempts to quiet him with a bribe. Going along with it at first, the reporter soon develops a conscience when the commissioner uses a right-wing paramilitary group to keep the eco-group in line. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her daddy's money and her cooking and cleaning, which she freely shares. Inevitably, he shows his true colors in a variety of ways. One day he brings home a very young woman with clear intentions of keeping her as a mistress a gal young 'un in the older woman's house.