This is one of my all time favourite historical novels. At over 1000 pages, it must be as I've read it twice. It's a story of life in 19th century small town America.
'Sir Paul McCartney' provided this information to Thomas E. Uharriet so he could write this eye-opening book explaining how he replaced Paul after his fatal car crash of September 11, 1966.
New neighbors and a new baby boy highlighted 1888 for William and Charlotte. Later in the year, the entire valley mourned the loss of pioneer blacksmith Owen Olson. Everyone remembered him fondly.
Levi Weston was active in establishing a Chamber of Commerce in Oak Springs. His nephews, Alfred and Otis, had committed to pursuing their careers in Oak Springs. A Methodist Church was being formed.
Town Marshall Andrew Fetter had apprehended two young men in the act of vandalizing personal property in Oak Springs. The Municipal Judge admonished the men and gave his sentence.
Conversation among some participants at the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet ranged from babies to the town council to building houses. There was speculation on the careers of their sons, as well.
William got his much desired mare, carrying colt, for his birthday in 1887 from his parents. She became the start of his Morgan horse herd. Charlotte had a pleasant year-end surprise, as well.
On a shore in Scotland is a sea house where two tales unravel, one of the woman renovating the house, who found mermaid bones beneath the floor. The other, a reverend obsessed with finding proof.
William McDonald celebrated his 18th birthday with the families of his senior classmates. The five families were an interesting mix of interests and ages. Some new combinations evolved.
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