PRLog - March 23, 2011 - ST. GEORGE, Utah -- “The Power of the Written Word -- this is the life lesson I took away from Linda Weaver Clarke’s book Edith and the Mysterious Stranger,” wrote Wendy Cleveland of Reader Views. “I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in a good inspirational read from beginning to end. You won’t be disappointed.”
With mysterious letters, a spunky woman, cattle rustlers, Halloween, and young love, there is always something happening in Edith and the Mysterious Stranger. It is 1904. Edith has wonderful qualities but her expectations are so high that she never gives a man a second chance. However, all that changes when a mysterious stranger begins to write to her. For the first time, she gets to know a man's inner soul before making any harsh judgments. Whoever he is, this man is a mystery and the best thing that has ever happened to her. The question that puzzles her is whether or not he's as wonderful in person as he is in his letters.
“Clarke draws the reader into a world full of color and intrigue right from the first page,” wrote Amherst Bee Newspaper: Buffalo, New York. “Her characters have faults that you want to see them overcome as you laugh, cry and cheer at just how genuine and vivid they are. It’s refreshing to be able to read a story that can make you run the full range of emotions. The end is uplifting. I would highly recommend Edith and the Mysterious Stranger to anyone looking for a novel that just makes you feel good.”
Edith used to sing professionally but has now settled down and serves others through her nursing abilities. While visiting her parents in Idaho, she meets two men. Henry, the superintendent of schools, seems to be arrogant, flirtatious, and quite impressed with her talents. Joseph, a farmer and ranch hand, acts completely disinterested in her and unimpressed with her talents. At first, both men get on her nerves until she decides it’s about time to not be so judgmental.
“Clarke’s passion for her historical subject matter is apparent in the solid writing, which transports the reader back in time effortlessly. Her multi-layered characters are unique individuals who evoke empathy. The experiences, challenges, dialogue, and dress are realistic for the time period and the descriptions are so vivid the reader is more a participant in the events than a page-turner. Edith and the Mysterious Stranger is a highly recommended read. It’s a great adventure story with strong values; great for the entire family.” --Review by Lisa Haselton, Allbooks Reviews
About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching a “Family Legacy Workshop,” encouraging others to write their family history and autobiography. Clarke is the author of the historical romance series, “A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho,” and the new mystery series, “The Adventures of John and Julia Evans.”
“Edith and the Mysterious Stranger” (ISBN 978-1481266741, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.