Thursday, November 10, 2011

Schooling Miss Burke

A letter from home shatters politician Caleb Jamison's world, returning him to his empty family home and cattle ranch.

Hettie Burke's life takes a life-altering turn when she becomes the parent of her twin niece and nephew. Looking for work, she stumbles upon a covey of soiled doves on vacation and learns sometimes fate takes precedence over best-laid plans.

According to the author's blog, the inspiration for this story came from reading about how the "city" prostitutes of the west would go on "vacation" during the summer to the mountains where it was cooler and the sheep herders and cowboys were hanging around caring for their livestock. A subsequent trip to Happy Meadow in SE Oregon and the rest is history. Love reading stories about how authors get their story ideas!

1 comment:

Paty Jager said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the story, Melissa!