Can you believe it’s been an entire year since my debut novel, The Old River Road, was published? Sometimes it feels like just yesterday, other times it feels like forever ago.
If you remember from last year, River Road was published on my 18th birthday. So guess what today is??? My 19th birthday!! :D Yay! 19 feels like such a weird age. I’ve never enjoyed being “odd” ages. But. I only have to survive one year of being 19, so… ;-)
The book this celebration is all about:
When seventeen-year-old Clara Boutwell married her dashing coworker, William McDonald, she was convinced her life was near perfect. The journey before them as newlyweds in the great city of Chicago was promising and exciting. But a frightening disease soon takes William in its grip, forcing them to the clean air of the western frontier in a desperate attempt to save his life. But pioneering doesn’t prove to be easy, with miles between neighbors instead of fences. On the eastern Washington prairies, the McDonalds face hardships and trials in a new world where everything is tested, from physical endurance to emotional strength—down to their relationship and faith in the Lord.
This novel tells the incredible true story of Clara and William, the great-great grandparents of the author, in a sweet narrative full of laughter, tears, and the struggles of an early pioneering family. Prepare yourself to share in their experience as you read this account of a pioneer family in Washington state, and see their lasting legacy that has endured into the fifth generation.
From July 8th to 10th, The Old River Road will be discounted to just $.99 on Amazon!