"Mysterious Letters and Romance" is Subject for New Historical Romance Novel: Edith and the Mysterious Stranger

With mysterious letters, cattle rustlers, a spunky woman, the liar's fire, Halloween, and young love, there is always something happening in Edith and the Mysterious Stranger (ISBN 978-1-58982-469-0).

Salt Lake City, UT, June 15, 2008 --(PR.com)-- “The Power of the Written Word,” wrote Wendy Cleveland, Reader Views. “This is the life lesson I took away from Linda Weaver Clarke’s book Edith and the Mysterious Stranger. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in a good inspirational read from beginning to end. You won’t be disappointed.”

It is 1904. Edith has wonderful qualities but her expectations are so high that she never gives a man a second chance. She used to sing professionally but has now settled down and serves others through her nursing abilities. During her stay in Idaho, Edith 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, is just the opposite. He acts completely disinterested in her and unimpressed. At first, both men tend to get on her nerves until she decides it’s about time to not be so judgmental.

“Clarke draws the reader into a world full of color and intrigue right from the first page,” wrote The 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.”

After Edith's arrival to Idaho, a mysterious stranger begins to write to her, which changes her outlook on life for the better. 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.

Betsy Brannon Green, Best-Selling Mystery Author, wrote, “Linda Weaver Clarke has a talent for weaving fact and fiction into a satisfying story. Her research and dedication to accuracy give readers a taste of the true Wild West. Also, her ability to create realistic and likable characters gives readers a chance to experience the West, as it must have been, through the eyes of characters we grow to love and admire.”

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.
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