Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Girl on the Tombstone

Synopsis: 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?  

My Thoughts: This was an interesting and entertaining read. This is a story about a young woman trying to find herself and her purpose in life.

 The reader instantly falls in love with the main character Wilhelmina Suckovich.   She's had a lonely life without family living in an orphanage.   Now that she has come of age, she is on her own searching to see where life is going to take her.

In this story-line "Will" meets some interesting supporting characters that take the reader on adventures .  There are twists and surprises in the plot, which keeps the readers' interest.

The characters in this story were real to life, You had the small town gossipers, as well as veterans dealing with PTSD, or shell-shock they called it back then.   I could imagine each character in my mind.  

Anyone who enjoys a mystery with a little romance and humor this book is for you!

 Rating: ✩✩✩✩

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. 

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am  disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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