Six short stories that give us glimpses into the lives of Luke, Nora, and the other characters from 'Backwards to Oregon'.
● The Blue Hour: When her mother dies, twelve-year-old Lucinda Hamilton decides to start a new life—as a boy.
● Grasping at Straws: No one knows that Tess Swenson, madam of a brothel, also owns a livery stable and a number of other businesses. On one of her secret inspections, she makes a surprising discovery.
● A Rooster’s Job: The Hamiltons hoped to build a home in the idyllic Willamette Valley with mild winters, but now they’re snowed in and their rooster isn’t doing such a great job either.
● The Art of Pretending: Tess finds out that someone is stealing her money. She suspects Frankie, a woman who reminds her of Luke. But nothing is as it seems.
● The Christmas Oak: Luke sets out to bring home a Christmas tree—but she finds something else.
● Swept Away: The greatest flood in the history of Oregon sweeps away houses, barns, and animals in the Willamette Valley. At the same time, fourteen-year-old Amy is swept away by her feelings for her best friend.
About the Author
Jae grew up amidst the vineyards of southern Germany. She spent her childhood with her nose buried in a book, earning her the nickname "professor." The writing bug bit her at the age of eleven. For the last seven years, she has been writing mostly in English.
She works as a psychologist. When she's not writing, she likes to spend her time reading, indulging her ice cream and office supply addiction, and watching way too many crime shows.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I hope Jae continues giving us these incredibly enjoying books!!
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This group of short stories encouraged me to reread Backwards to Oregon to relive the adventures of Luke and Nora's journey to Oregon. Now looking forward to rereading Hidden Truths as well.