Saturday, April 28th, 1-3 p.m.
Please join us Saturday 1-3 and show support for a local author and retired teacher. See the first three books in her Strawberry Mountain Series. Jane Nagler writes under the pen name Jae Carvel.
By the River
With three young children at her side, Sarah Ann arrives in the beautiful upper John Day Valley of Oregon in 1869, a young widow whose husband had disappeared in an Indian raid on their way west.
In 1870 she remarries and rears her nine children. On her one trip back to New York, she discovers she has been living a lie. The truth liberates her from the stoic nature she has portrayed toward others and the last quarter of the century becomes the backdrop for a modern woman of subtle influence. Sarah Ann shares her wisdom with her family and community while never disclosing her secret.
Secrets from the Little Red Box
Evelyn, the rancher’s daughter and Harry, the mining engineer from England, shared romance by correspondence. How they meshed is the story of the Secret from the Little Red Box. The little red box of letters written 100 years ago, tweaks a reader’s imagination. Life in the early 20th century mirrors what one finds today and what one found in the 19th century. The connections between family and friends create the stories, especially for lovers of historical fiction.
Eddie the Escape
Whatever happened to Eddie Martin? At age 19, Eddie Martin has a brutal fight with his high school teacher and leaves home. The first two books in the Strawberry Mountain Series, By the River and Secrets from the Little Red Box, leave readers wondering about Eddie, the youngest son of Sarah Ann and Thomas Martin. He journeys from the ranch in the Upper John Day Valley into the Blue Mountains where Strawberry Butte is the tallest and most beautiful in the range. Fear of being searched out by the sheriff, forces him to keep going. Eddie loves his family, protects their good name and regrets his bad decisions. As he recovers from his mistakes, he applies his childhood lessons to his adult life. He is a young man who must look over his shoulder to see if he is being pursued throughout his travels…travels that take him from the John Day Valley to the Malheur Valley where he changes his name to Jim Drake. He crosses the Oregon Desert, goes over the Cascades to Gold Beach, then Ashland, and then north to the Palouse country of Washington, Priest Lake in Idaho, and halfway across the continent to Nebraska. It takes most of his life for him to discover the truth of the man he has become.