Widow Creek

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HISTORICAL FICTION

19th Century

Sarah Margolis Pearce

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Mariah Hardwick Penngrove’s wagon arrives in Remington River, California in 1849. Along the way, she lost a husband but developed a back bone. Nothing was going to stop her from living and breathing ‘the beyond’ described by Meriwether Lewis. She kept her mother’s copy of The Journals of Lewis and Clark close at hand, ever ready with an appropriate quote for inspiration. Once Mariah saw Hasten Peak, snow-capped and dominating the landscape above Remington River, she knew she had found her ‘beyond’. When she becomes embroiled in a land dispute between the bandit, Pajaro Mendonca, and, Po Fong, Chinatown madam and leader of a notorious tong, Mariah’s notion of the wilderness and untouched horizons is turned upside down. At Widow Creek, she finds that decisions are not so straight-forward and that trust is a shadowy business. Fast forward to 2015. Three weather-worn and inscribed boulders are found on a remote hillside below Hasten Peak. A manuscript that Mariah penned about her days at Widow Creek is uncovered during a search for the meaning behind the boulders. What was left unwritten about the remainder of Mariah’s life in Remington River is revealed by a group of historical sleuths. The provenance of the boulders and the legacy left behind pins the past to the present.

Genre

Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

Mariah Hardwick Penngrove’s wagon arrives in Remington River, California in 1849. Along the way, she lost a husband but developed a back bone. Nothing was going to stop her from living and breathing ‘the beyond’ described by Meriwether Lewis. She kept her mother’s copy of The Journals of Lewis and C


Amateur history buffs discover the origin of the hidden boulders. The provenance of the boulders has a different meaning to each of the buffs.

Setting

Northern California

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

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Twist

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Main Character Details

Name: Mariah

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Pajaro

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Po fong

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Greedy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Power-hungry

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Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Lucky Bat Books

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

No

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