In 1897, Abby Barron, a young Irish-American girl, loses her cousin to a fire and with him the plans to escape Chicago to search for gold in the Yukon fields. A want-ad for a cook revives the plan and she soon hires on with Paddy and Tommy, a medicine-show man and his son.
Despite Abby's wanderlust and Tommy's desire to settle down, the two fall in love. But it's a long road to fulfill Abby’s dreams of reaching the Yukon--one that tests the bonds of love and uncovers long-held secrets of a family.
An Awe-Struck Release
Sharon Poppen (www.sharonpoppen.com ) has won wards from Arizona Authors Assoc. and National League of American Pen Women. Sharon’s other novels include After the War, Before the Peace and Hannah. Many of her short stories are available in print anthologies, including A Flasher’s Dozen, Desert Treasures, Skive Magazine, The Chick Lit Review and Offerings from the Oasis. Her On-line publication list includes A Long Story Short, Apollo Lyre, Bewildering Tales, The Shine Journal and Laughter Loaf. Sharon is a member of Lake Havasu City Writer’s Group and Society of Southwestern Authors. Sharon’s goals are to write everyday, publish, as often as possible, and enjoy life every moment.