In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

In 2014, C. Mark Smith was asked by the American Queen Steamboat Company, which operates the American Empress cruise ship on the Columbia River, to write a short history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that their passengers could reference as they cruise the Snake and Columbia rivers. In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea, was published in 2015. The book is designed to help American Empress passengers… Read More

The Awakening

Written by Allen Johnson,  From out of a barefoot boyhood among endless rows of olive trees, and a forbidden passion for a courageous Moroccan beauty, to a horrific struggle against tyranny in the war-torn streets of 1936 Granada, comes a story where love cannot exist without mercy . . . mercy one carries for one’s whole life as a badge of honor . . . mercy and compassion passed down from generation… Read More

When Raven Dances

Young Marisol’s father was killed by a Nazi bullet and in that second her innocent, sunny New Mexico childhood shattered, leaving dark questions to be lived out one empty day at a time. At WWII’s end, Marisol became a reluctant passenger on a cranky, recently converted troopship headed to a place so unlike New Mexico she could hardly comprehend her fate. Mama and Marisol felt resilient by the time the ship disgorged… Read More

Madame Dorian: Her Journey to the Oregon Country

Author Lenora Rain-Lee Good says of Madame Dorion: The year 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Marie Dorion’s dramatic escape, with her two young sons, from the horrific massacre that killed not only her husband, but also their friends and fellow trappers on the Boise River. In 1811 Marie, her husband Pierre and their two sons Jean Baptiste and Paul, joined the Wilson Price Hunt expedition to travel from Saint Louis, Missouri… Read More

The Corner Stone, Annotated

From Amazon… Originally published in 1915, The Corner Stone is a sweet, plainspoken story set in Kansas in the early 1900’s. In it, we meet Edith Grannell, a young woman orphaned at an early age and abandoned to boarding school by her wealthy uncle, Samson Grannell. Edith’s uncle is more interested in prosperity than family, but fortunes are changing for him and his neighbors. Grannell calls Edith back with a plot in… Read More