Purple Trees

Purple Trees

by Ursula Wong


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Purple Trees by Ursula Wong

Lonely Lily Phelps is orphaned and in debt at seventeen - but that's not the worst of her problems. Her dark past, hidden even to her, causes her to see ghosts. This scared, naïve girl must grow up fast in a rural community if she is to find work, love, and build a future. She learns to cope, but the weight of the past threatens everything she loves. Because of her terrible secret, Lily must protect her family from the worst danger of all - herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692207437
Publisher: Genretarium Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2014
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Ursula Wong is a retired Computer Engineer who lives in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. She has a passionate interest in the craft of storytelling. Her work has appeared in Spinetingler Magazine. She is a winner of the New Hampshire Writer's Project fiction contest and her work will appear in their upcoming e-book. While her roots are in rural New England, Ursula has traveled widely. She scuba-dives, swims, and is an avid hiker. Purple Trees is her first novel. Connect with Ursula by sending her email at urslwng@gmail.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Purple Trees" was a surprising delight. Ursula Wong has created a complex character in a deceptively simple world.    The story is narrated in the first person voice of Lily Phelps and tells us her life from parentless teen, to wife of a dairy farmer, to protective grandmother. Lily is poor, down-trodden, and a survivor of abuse. She also sees ghosts. Her story is told to us with a straightforward acceptance that life just is, despite its often cruel realities.    I enjoyed the journey of this story even if it was predictable. With heart and tremendous insight into rural life and family secrets, Lily brings us into her world and allows us a front row seat as she grows and heals. Ms. Wong touches on difficult subjects with an unflinching eye and a deft hand.