About the Book
Wilhelmina Sukovich is curious and determined to have her own By Line in the Sacramento Bee. Aged out at the Children’s Home Society orphanage, she attends night school and works herself up in the newspaper hierarchy. Her first big break comes as an assignment takes her to the small mountain town of San Andreas in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She searches out her father’s gravesite only to mysteriously be drawn to the artistry of an ancient tombstone nearby, Eliza Osbourne, 1868. Formidable ranchers and a widow befriend her in her quest to fulfill her assignment for school children and search for Eliza’s roots. World War II veteran, Charles, rescues Will from her misadventures. Who is he and why is he such a recluse? Why has he taken it upon himself to see she is safe?
This book sounded so intriguing when I read the synopsis. I was looking forward to seeing what Wilhelmina went through to work her way up with the paper. Unfortunately it took me quite awhile to get into the story, probably about over half the book. The beginning part was just slow for me – I wanted more action and more excitement. Now I will say that once I got into it, it was a pleasant read. The plot was inviting, interesting, and a tad mysterious. I enjoyed the character of Charles. I thought he brought a nice balance to the story. I think it was his backstory that intrigued me the most, which you’ll have to read for yourself to understand.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Miss Weatherby holds a BA from California State University, Stanislaus. She earned her teacher’s credentials from Chapman University, as well as a cross-cultural language and academic development certificate from Sacramento State University.
She is an active member of Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, California and travels extensively.
Betty Ruth Weatherby currently lives with her dog, Buttons, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Visit on facebook.