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Sonora Wind
     

Sonora Wind

by Florence Byham Weinberg
 

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Sonora Wind portrays the actual historical and political conspiracy to destroy a too-powerful branch of the Catholic Church, the Jesuit order. The murder of a military inspector entails a lengthy chase across wild Sonoran country, a long-distance love affair between the Jesuit missionary priest-detective, Ygnacio Pfefferkorn and the widow Beatriz Urrutia, and the

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Sonora Wind portrays the actual historical and political conspiracy to destroy a too-powerful branch of the Catholic Church, the Jesuit order. The murder of a military inspector entails a lengthy chase across wild Sonoran country, a long-distance love affair between the Jesuit missionary priest-detective, Ygnacio Pfefferkorn and the widow Beatriz Urrutia, and the ultimate expulsion and imprisonment of the Jesuits from Sonora.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606191163
Publisher:
Paladin Timeless Books
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Born and raised in the high desert country in Alamogordo, New Mexico,
Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grand
landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery
tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of
gentleness and beauty in an otherwise harsh world. She published her first
poem in a children's magazine shortly after she learned to read at age four,
wrote her first 'novel' at age six, entitled Ywain, King of All Cats. She illustrated the 'book' herself.

She traveled extensively with her military family during World War II, later
settling in San Antonio, Texas. With her husband, the brilliant scholar and
teacher Kurt Weinberg, she worked and traveled in Canada, Germany, France,
and Spain. After earning her PhD, she taught for twenty-two years at St. John
Fisher College in Rochester, NY, and for ten at Trinity University in San
Antonio. She published four scholarly books, many articles and book reviews,
doing research in the U.S. and abroad.

After retiring from academic life in 1999, she was free to devote herself to
writing fiction. She has produced ten novels, ranging from fantasy to historical
romance and mystery. Seven are currently in print: a historical romance about
the French renaissance, published in France in French translation; two
historical novels, one about the founding of San Antonio, the other about the
second expedition up the Rio Grande in 1581, forty years after Coronado; and
three historical mysteries, featuring the eighteenth-century Jesuit missionary
Fr. Ignaz (Ygnacio) Pfefferkorn. Two of these are set in the Sonora Desert and
one in an ancient monastery in Spain. The latest novel, Unrest in Eden, is the
fourth volume of the Pfefferkorn mystery series and recounts events in Fr.
Ignaz' life after his release from imprisonment in the Spanish monastery.
Florence's favorite animals are horses--an intense love affair over many
years--and cats, her constant companions. She enjoys music, travel, hiking,
biking, gardening, riding and swimming.

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