When Louise steps into a bread line in the middle of a dusty Texas town, the last thing she expects to find is a filthy hobo-boy taking pity on her. But when Cliff offers her his last piece of change, a worthless wooden nickel, her life changes forever. The Depression era coin proves to be worth far more than the five cents etched beside the wooden buffalo as it becomes a symbol of faith, hope and love, weaving in and out of their lives time ...
When Louise steps into a bread line in the middle of a dusty Texas town, the last thing she expects to find is a filthy hobo-boy taking pity on her. But when Cliff offers her his last piece of change, a worthless wooden nickel, her life changes forever. The Depression era coin proves to be worth far more than the five cents etched beside the wooden buffalo as it becomes a symbol of faith, hope and love, weaving in and out of their lives time and time again.
The Wooden Nickel is an emotional gripping tale about a bond between two young lovers trying to find their way in the world. An intense drama, unfolding amid the backdrop of war torn Europe and a naive America, desperately in need of new hope, The Wooden Nickel is an unforgettable romance full of mesmerizing characters, deep longing and eternal hope.
OTHER TITLES BY ALISHA PAIGE:
~ Deadly R&R by Ruby Vines (Romantic Suspense)
~ Tusk by Wolfgang Pie (Young Adult Adventure Novel)
~ The Hour Glass Witch (Time-Travel Fantasy Romance)
~ Circle City: Lord of the Wolfen ~ Book I (Dark Paranormal Erotica)
~ Canyon Wolf Bride (Werewolf Sensual Romance)
~ Nocturnally Vexed (Shapeshifter/Vampire Erotica)
~ Uncaged (Lion Shifter Erotica)
~ Voodoo Moon (Werewolf Erotica)
It was a time of sorrow and loss. A time of war and sacrifice. For Louise and Cliff it was also a time of love that spans the years of the Great Depression and the dust bowl and travels to war-ravaged Europe. But in the end, it is the promise of a wooden nickel and never-ending love that binds these two together through the years. Alisha Paige paints a vivid portrait of young love that stands the test of time and survives, whole and strong, through troubled times.
Tricia Lee Reviews
- Tricia Lee
This is a love story that captures the essence of some of the most important events of the twentieth century: from the depression and the dust bowl to WWII and beyond. The Wooden Nickel holds true love together and never lets hope die. The author has an uncanny knowledge of the language, the landscape, and the family life of rural Texas. Told in real time and in flashbacks, the reader can follow the story line without missing a beat. It is impossible to put the book down.
Michael Murphy Reviews
- Michael Murphy
The Wooden Nickel grabs the reader in an emotional embrace and never lets go. Paige weaves a delightful love story that begins with a chance meeting during the Texas dust bowl years and spans half a century. The drama and love between two innocents, Cliff and Louise, unfolds amid a struggling nation, a world at war, the Holocaust, years of separation and love kept alive by an unpretentious wooden nickel. For readers who enjoy a good love story.
Alisha captures all five senses in this heart felt historical romance, as she takes you to a time long forgotten and only remembered or told by our great grandparents and grandparents. "The Wooden Nickel" is an amazing read for anyone who enjoys learning about themselves, their great grandparents, grandparents, and how they lived long ago.
"The Wooden Nickel" is a historical romance, that takes you back to a time when women were proper and men brought home the bacon.
- D.S. Luvs2Read
The Wooden Nickle is a story I've had my eye on for some time but have finally had the time to read. I wish I'd read it sooner. What a super story. Full of intrigue and passion, this romance was positively gripping. I'm still amazed by the characters. Their trials became mine. Their passion, mine. It was intense and dramatic. I loved it. This novel resonates a unique richness that had me re-reading what quickly became my favorite parts. This novel was too astounding to read just once
Her debut novel, Canyon Wolf Bride was Awarded Reviewer Top Pick Award and nominated as best Ebook Paranormal Romance by Night Owl Romance Reviews for the 2007 Fall NOR Awards, and awarded Recommended Read by My Book Cravings Reviews.
Alisha Paige loves to mingle real history and true life events within her romance novels and enjoys people watching and people listening when creating new characters. She writes paranormal romance, fantasy romance, time travel romance, contemporary romance, historical vintage romance, young adult novels and romantic thrillers while overlapping and bending genres.
She writes on her red porch while her kids play in the water sprinkler. She loves to read at the park, the beach in the summer, by the fire in the winter and in bed when it rains.
Her favorite things in life are the sound of her children laughing, her kitty cat curled at her feet, hazlenut coffee, candlelight, thunderstorms, good books, nostalgic music, dark chocolate and red wine.
You can find more books by Alisha Paige under the pen names Ruby Vines and Wolfgang Pie.
Visit her online at www.alishapaige.com and email her at where she loves to answer every single email from her wonderful readers.