Books

Books

Arrows, Indians and Love

Timothy Eadon, an outdoorsman, arrived in Boonesborough with a cloud of misery resting on his shoulders.  He was a likeable young man but something was troubling him.

Elizabeth Worthington arrived with Jack and Dorothy Walker after travelling for a month from Boston.  Beth’s sister Mary O’Neill asked her to come to help with their three children as she was ill with her next pregnancy.  Beth was a city girl from a well-to-do background and her struggles to learn the pioneering ways are portrayed in colourful stories.

Historical details are intertwined in the story with Daniel and Rebecca Boone interacting with the other characters in the story.  Some were real people, some are fictitious, all are used to shape the characters of Tim and Beth who meet each other soon after Beth’s arrival in Boonesborough when there is an Indian attack and Timothy has an arrow in his shoulder that Doctor Watson removes and Beth nurses him through his fever.

A friendship develops for Tim and Beth, a friendship with boundaries due to an unresolved situation for Beth back in Boston and Tim’s past.

Coins of Gold

The biography of my mother is at the publisher’s now.  

“Coins of Gold” is a heart-warming story of a woman, May Todd, which leads us through the journey of her life.The first three decades of her life were the eventful times of World War I and its after effects, the great depression, and World War II.  The story continues of her search for love and to provide love, which left her a young widow with five small children to raise, having also lost a set of twins. These disasters did not crush her, but through them all she learned to enjoy the small things in life which gave her great joy and pleasure. She learned to live within her means on a meagre pension.  She was blessed with the second love of her life and the responsibilities of a larger family that came along with it, followed by many more years of life lived on her own, but with the added blessing of coins of gold to share those years with.
In “Coins of Gold”, see, hear and learn from the worth of a woman of gold.