An Epic Read
The Girl On The Tombstone by Betty Ruth Weatherby is a Christian historical epic set in 1953. There are many godly themes including a search to belong. Raised in an orphanage but never adopted, it is naturally understandable to feel left out and insecure. Both looking for a family of her own and a desire to keep the memories alive of those who have passed on, spur the lead character on in life.
Pets are important. The bond between the leading lady and her dog is beautiful to witness.
Comprehensive descriptions bring the landscape to life. The reader ‘walks’ through the novel.
Mysteries to solve, the after effects of war and mischievous young lads all entertain the reader.
An epic read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Back Cover Synopsis
Wilhelmina Sukovich is curious and determined to have her own By Line in the Sacramento Bee. Aged out at the Children’s Home Society orphanage, she attends night school and works herself up in the newspaper hierarchy. Her first big break comes as an assignment takes her to the small mountain town of San Andreas in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She searches out her father’s gravesite only to mysteriously be drawn to the artistry of an ancient tombstone nearby, Eliza Osbourne, 1868. Formidable ranchers and a widow befriend her in her quest to fulfill her assignment for school children and search for Eliza’s roots. World War II veteran, Charles, rescuesWill from her misadventures. Who is he and why is he such a recluse? Why hashe taken it upon himself to see she is safe?
Miss Weatherby holds a BA from California State University, Stanislaus. She earned her teacher’s credentials from Chapman University, as well as across-cultural language and academic development certificate from Sacramento State University She is an active member of Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, California and travels extensively. Betty Ruth Weatherby currently lives with her dog, Buttons, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.