Ellen is a 14 year old girl living on a farm in rural Manitoba at the beginning of the twentieth century. When she was 7 years old her Dad told her that the beautiful Morgan mare that he'd just traded for a sow pig was hers. She can hardly believe it and after she enjoys an exhilarating ride around the pasture on the horse's back, she names the horse Nell and the love between girl and horse begins. Even though her parents struggle to pay the back taxes on their farm, they are still in jeopardy of losing it to auction and Ellen is terrified that Nell will be sold to pay the overdue property taxes. Ellen dreams of faraway places and adventures with a longing only the young can understand but throughout the family's difficulties with keeping their farm, the trauma of caring for and losing their horses to a deadly disease and as she grows and leaves home she discovers that her roots are firmly planted with her family and in the rich texture of home life that she was raised in.
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About the Author
Karen Poirier was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She moved to Port Alberni in 1967 and now resides there with her husband. Her home and studio can be found on acreage on the outskirts of the city. Her studio where she paints and writes overlooks a beautiful and extensive flower and vegetable garden and is appropriately named Country Roads Studio. After a lifetime of involvement in two dimensional art with many awards in Juried exhibitions, group and solo shows, Karen had discovered an interest in writing, specifically poetry and now her first novel, "Across a Prairie Sky".