Intriguing letters… letters that were given much thought… letters written so eloquently… letters that touched Edith’s heart! Who had written such letters? This was the last thing Edith had expected in this historical romance novel.
“The Power of the Written Word — this is the life lesson I took away from Linda Weaver Clarke’s book Edith and the Mysterious Stranger,” wrote Wendy Cleveland of Reader Views. “I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in a good inspirational read from beginning to end. You won’t be disappointed.”
With mysterious letters, cattle rustlers, a spunky woman, Halloween, and young love, there is always something happening. Edith, a nurse, moves to Idaho to care for her cousin Melinda who is having a difficult pregnancy. She has wonderful qualities but never gives a man a second chance because her expectations are so high. However, all that changes when a mysterious stranger starts writing to her. 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.
“Linda Weaver Clarke has a talent for weaving fact and fiction into a satisfying story,” wrote Betsy Brannon Green, best-selling mystery author. “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.”
Edith used to sing professionally but has now settled down and serves others through her nursing abilities. While visiting her parents in Idaho, she 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, acts completely disinterested in her and unimpressed with her talents. At first, both men get on her nerves until she decides it’s about time to not be so judgmental.
“Clarke’s passion for her historical subject matter is apparent in the solid writing, which transports the reader back in time effortlessly. Her multi-layered characters are unique individuals who evoke empathy. The experiences, challenges, dialogue, and dress are realistic for the time period and the descriptions are so vivid the reader is more a participant in the events than a page-turner. Edith and the Mysterious Stranger is a highly recommended read. It’s a great adventure story with strong values; great for the entire family.” –Lisa Haselton, Allbooks Reviews
“Edith and the Mysterious Stranger” (ISBN 978-1481266741, 2nd edition, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.