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A promise made to her dying father; a struggle that tests her faith; a journey that pushes her resilience and resourcefulness to their limits Emeline, a thirteen-year-old Missouri orphan, must set off on a quest across frontier America to fulfil her father's last request: to find her grandfather in Boston. Crossing this dangerous and unforgiving land alone, she must face challenges without losing her faith, rising to every test ahead if she's to survive and find a home at the end of her adventure. Will Emeline's journey bring her the family she longs for? Readers of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Louisa May Alcott will delight in this fast-paced adventure. 'A gripping plot populated with memorable, larger-than-life characters. Highly recommended for 12–16 year olds.' The Wishing Shelf ?????????? 'Young Adult historical fiction at its finest.' Amazon review
I was born and raised with my two sisters in Prairie Village, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. As a young girl, I loved reading and writing. My favorite book when I was a middle-schooler was The Adventures of Perrine. I loved the historical foreign setting, but most of all I identified with Perrine and wanted to be like her: courageous, discerning, resourceful, and self-reliant. Written in the 1800s, it is no longer in print, but it's in this spirit that I wrote Emeline ~ A Journey. As a former teacher, my goal is to impact today's youth with quality stories that they can relate to and want to emulate in their own lives. We need children with good character to be the friends, workers, and leaders of tomorrow. I'm currently "retired," but I work part-time as an administrative assistant, am an active member and treasurer for our local writers group, write, paint with watercolors, and more. My husband of 39 years and I live north of the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri with our dog, Taz.