Welcome back, Janet Oakley!
Historical author Janet Oakley returns in June with more rich glimpses into past times in the Pacific Northwest in her memoir novels. As well, her website shows she’s expanding her territory. The Jossing Affair is set in Norway toward the end of World War II, and Saddle Road, a crime mystery, is set in Maui.
Timber Rose, the prequel to Tree Soldier is now available on Amazon. Here’s what it’s about:
1907. Women climbing mountains in skirts. Loggers fighting for the eight hour day. The forests and mountains of the North Cascades are alive with progress, but not everyone is on board.
Caroline Symington comes from a prominent family in Portland, Oregon. Much to her family’s dismay, she’s more interested in hiking outdoors and exploring the freedoms of a 1907’s New Woman than fancy parties and money. She plans to marry on her own terms, not her parents. When she falls in love with Bob Alford, an enterprising working-class man who loves the outdoors as much as she, little does she know how sorely her theories will be tested. Betrayed by her jealous sister, Caroline elopes, a decision that causes her father to disown her.
The young couple moves to a rugged village in the North Cascade Mountains where Caroline begins a new life as the wife of a forest ranger. Though she loves her life in the mountains as a wife and mother, her isolation and the loss of her family is a challenge. As she searches for meaning among nature, she’s ushered along by a group of like-minded women and a mysterious, mountain man with a tragic past.
You can read more about Janet here.
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posted by Laurie Ryan