“A romantic, Dickensian tale of the American West.”
Young Emily McIntyre, orphaned daughter of an Idaho prostitute and a slain gold miner, loses herself in the pages of Dickens and Carroll to escape the grind of her boarding-house chores—and the scurrilous gossip that haunts her.
When a dazzling variety troupe and its fashionable star stop over in Saw Tooth City, Emily seizes her ticket out of the mining camps and flees to join them. But will the enchantments of the East, and the lure of the mighty Mississippi, bring her peace and happiness? On an adventure-filled journey from Idaho Territory to the city of St. Louis, Emily must find the courage to confront the truth, as well as learn to forgive and love again. ISBN: 978-0997770902 Find it here: http://amzn.to/29suDdm
“Imagine a Cinderella story gone bad, where falling for the wrong man and running away from your past leads you further down the rabbit hole. Bonnie Dodge spins vivid details around historical fiction in this delightful story of a girl finding her place in the world.” —Dawn Blair, author of the Sacred Knight series and the Loki Adventures
Three generations of Foster women–senior citizen Maxine, attention seeker Grace, and aspiring artist Abbie–think they are nothing alike. But they all share a secret. They wait. For love, for attention, for life, for death, for Idaho’s warm, but promising summer to return. In their journeys between despair and happiness, they learn there are worse things than being alone, like waiting for the wrong person’s love. With sensitivity and humor, Waiting carries readers into the hearts of three women who learn that happiness comes from within. Awarded Top Ten Idaho Authors for 2014. ISBN: 978-0692744192 Find it here http://amzn.to/29nYaBC
A grandmother’s special treat. Gingersnaps made for weary travelers by a generous pioneer woman, or a cake from home that comforted a soldier stationed in Germany during World War II. These are only some of the recipes found in this collection, which brings together favored recipes and stories from people who call Idaho home. There’s even an ode to fry sauce. Heartwarming and entertaining, these family recipes and the stories behind them show what makes the Snake River Plain so special. ISBN:978-0692429082.
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A lost cave, a possessed canyon, and a visit from mysterious strangers are only some of the stories you will find in this anthology by Idaho writers. Lock the door, turn on the lights, and enjoy these haunted tales. ISBN:978-0-69224-306-0.
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Imaginary friends, an old Mexican ghost story, haunting landscapes and a road trip with Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey. These are some of the tales you will encounter in this collection of short stories, poems and essays written by two award-winning authors. Some are funny, others are sad. But every story comes from the heart of the Snake River Plain. ISBN: 978-0692209448.
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Billie wants to be a daredevil, just like her hero Evel Knievel. She also wants a best friend. Riding “the best bike in the whole world” Billie’s desperate to enter a bike jumping contest with three boys named The Meanies and show them her cool bike skills. When Evel comes to town to jump the Snake River Canyon, Billie learns she has to be a friend to make friends and that not all heroes soar over canyons. ISBN: 978-0692208847.
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Miracles in the Desert
Read about the village of Twin Falls and what it looked like in 1904, how Shoshone Falls got its name, and take a trip to Lucy Stricker’s Old Rock Creek Store and Stage Stop. These are only some of the stories you will read in this collection of twelve essays celebrating Twin Falls, Idaho, and 100 years on a high desert plain. Miracles in the Desert. ISBN: 1-886609-39-X. To order, contact Bonnie. Price is $14.50 which includes shipping and postage.
Feisty after 45
These humorous and inspirational blog posts from 45 of the best midlife bloggers offer proof that tumbling over the far side of 45 is worth the journey. This anthology includes the true story of the middle-aged woman who attempted to give her husband a lap dance in the kitchen but the result was anything but steamy. Another writer describes how you’re allowed to teach your grandchild descriptive words such as “dingleberry” and “fartcake” without an ounce of guilt. Other bloggers offers poignant stories about aging, caregiving, and how to celebrate Mother’s Day after the children are grown and live far away.
These feisty females will encourage you to keep your chins up and your reading glasses handy! ISBN: 978-0988398016. Find it here.