Wetherton

Wetherton

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by Laurie Griffith Walker
     
 

History (noun) - A narrative of events, story.

Jillian Garrett is passionate about historic preservation, but after ten years at the Wetherton Historical Foundation, in tiny Wetherton, Connecticut, her zeal has lost its zing. Is it the quirky New Englanders, small town life, the endless need for fundraising or the lack of eligible men?

Her bags are almost

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Overview

History (noun) - A narrative of events, story.

Jillian Garrett is passionate about historic preservation, but after ten years at the Wetherton Historical Foundation, in tiny Wetherton, Connecticut, her zeal has lost its zing. Is it the quirky New Englanders, small town life, the endless need for fundraising or the lack of eligible men?

Her bags are almost packed when she "meets" Lady Jane Rochester. Can an octogenarian aristocrat reignite Jillian's spirit and help her solve a centuries-old mystery about the town's greatest patriot? Perhaps. Because Lady Jane has just purchased her first computer and a world of Internet possibilities is at her fingertips. But is the world ready for Lady Jane?

Wetherton is a delightful twist on friendship, on the notion that history is set in stone, and the reality that two people can always look at exactly the same thing and see something entirely different.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044633353
Publisher:
Laurie Griffith Walker
Publication date:
07/07/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,264,397
File size:
263 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie has visited Colonial Williamsburg at least 30 times, and has been a docent for school tours at her local historical society for many years - yes, she even dresses up in period costumes, and yes, she's a little crazy about American history. Which is why her books always include snippets of historical fact mixed within her storylines.Her writing has been described as "delightfully entertaining" by Publishers Weekly, and she strives to create stories that are a pleasant diversion from day-to-day life.Subscribing to the thought that good writers are good readers, Laurie tries to read a book every week. Some of her favorite authors are Phillipa Gregory, Kate Grenville, Robert Hicks, and Anne Tyler, but her all-time favorite is Straight Man by Richard Russo.When she is not writing, she is busy raising her two daughters, gardening and sewing. Born and raised in upstate New York, she has lived in Manhattan, Tokyo and London, but has called Connecticut her home for the past 20 years.Laurie's first book, Wetherton, was inspired by the very definition of history - a narrative of events. Her second book, The Half-Life Party, was inspired by her own ghost experience while staying in Colonial Williamsburg. She is currently writing her third book, which she hopes to publish by December 2013.

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Wetherton 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me feel happy. I loved the characters, especially Lady Jane, and I loved the plot twists. If there really was a Wetherton, I would want to visit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light, fun read with believable and quirky characters. A little superficial, but nothing egregious. I liked the switching between two stories that were intertwined.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was worth reading really enjoyed it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sure some would like this book, however, I found it so very boring. I can't imagine what into age/mindset it would fit.