Fifty years after an earthen dam broke and sent a thirty foot wall of raging destruction down on the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Pamela McRae looks back on the tragedy with new perspective.
This fast-moving retrospective propels the reader forward much as did the flood itself.
When the Johnstown flood hit, it wiped out Pam’s fondest hopes, taking her fiancé and her brother’s lives and her mother’s sanity, and within a year her father walked away, leaving his daughter—now the sole support of her mother—to cope with poverty and loneliness,.
The arrival of Katya, a poor Hungarian girl running away from an arranged marriage, finally gives Pam the chance she needs to get back into the world; Katya can care for her mother, and Pam can go to work for the Johnstown Clarion as a society reporter.
Then Davy Hughes, Pam’s fiancé before the flood, reappears and, instead of being the answer to her prayers, further complicates her life. Someone is seeking revenge on the owners of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, the millionaires who owned the failed dam. And Pam is afraid Davy has something to do with it.
|Publisher:||Judith Redline Coopey|
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About the Author
Judith Redline Coopey was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and holds degrees from the Pennsylvania state University and Arizona State University. Though she lives in Arizona, her love of Pennsylvania and its history drives her writing. With painstaking research, she creates a true and believable background for her stories, bringing the past alive for her readers.