Saturday, March 12, 2011
Just Shy of Paradise--NEW BOOK!!!
This book is also the story about Sky. Sky is half Shoshone and half Swedish, though looks more Native American. He has just been served with divorce papers and his ex has taken their young son to live far away. He finds solace in fishing and especially likes a certain piece of property where he used to fish with his father who died when he was young. The property is owned by Lily's family. This book explores some Cache Valley history, culture clash, and prejudice. There is romance too. It's a tender story and one that is dear to my heart. I became aware of the Bear River Massacre when we moved here years ago and then read a wonderful book about Chief Sagwitch by Scott Christensen (USU Press). Sagwtich probably walked regularly right across the property we now own. He stood out to me as a man of great honor and I wanted to pay tribute to him in some small way. I don't write historical fiction (yet) so needed to find a way to write his story in a modern way. So Sky is Chief Sagwitch's great, great, grandson. He's heard the stories and dreams dreams. He and Lily keep getting thrown together in serindipitous ways and Sky wonders if his ancestors are orchestrating the events.
I hope this book finds new readers in Cache Valley and that my devoted readers will give it a chance. There's a contest to win a free book on Goodreads and it's available on Amazon