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During the waning days of the gold rush, Emma Brownston fled a cheating husband, and traded an affluent lifestyle in Britain for a bold venture into the Alaska frontier. But life in the fading Klondike city of Skagway soon proved to be far from her last adventure, as struggles with health issues and complex ties to Britain hampered her attempts to remove herself from her former life. With Britain fully immersed in the social uprisings of the Great Unrest, World War I looming on the horizon, and women in Europe and America organizing for the right to vote, would her newfound resolve be enough to help her navigate these tenuous times, or would she, like so many drawn to the gold rush, struggle to maintain momentum in the wilds of pre-territorial Alaska? Lavender White Arctic Blue is the fictional story of one woman’s journey during the early days of the twentieth century. Beginning in Britain at Lavender Blue Estates in 1910, Emma Brownston’s story will take the reader across two continents to a new home named Arctic White in Alaska and to an ending even the author did not foresee.
About the Author
Marianne Schlegelmilch is the author of five Alaska-themed mystery/adventure novels and a smattering of shorter books, including three children’s books and two modern Alaska tales. She is an occasional contributor to several Alaska publications, including a past column profiling the great nurses of Alaska that she developed for a nursing publication. Lavender White Arctic Blue is her first foray into the genre of historical fiction and another new facet to the work of One of America’s Most Gifted Writers.