Item description for Shadow On The Creek by Orpha Caton...
Overview In the quiet wooded farming community of Tamrock Creek, Michigan, in the late 1800s, Maybelle Peat grows to womanhood. She enjoys fishing the creek with her friend, Jacob Page. At age fourteen, a startling remark shatters her dreams of marriage. She prepares to become a teacher to avoid the stigma of becoming an old maid. Maybelle is drawn by curiosity to the red brick house on an adjacent farm that is rumored to contain evil spirits. She meets Peter Foltz, the wealthy horse trader who owns the red brick house. She falls in love. When a disaster destroys her dreams, she feels doomed and believes God has deserted her. Unable to face the world, she goes into seclusion with an unforgiving heart. God opens a window for her through a little boy. Her mother's death and her sister's wedding push her back into the world of the living. Does Maybelle become trapped by evil spirits in the red brick house? Will she face a lifetime of loneliness if her husband goes to prison? Tamrock Creek and the Meadow Cemetery carry her secrets. Will she ever find it in her heart to forgive?
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591602653 ISBN13 9781591602651
Availability 124 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 24, 2017 08:10.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Shadow On The Creek?
LIfe As It Was From 1850-1945 Feb 16, 2003
This book, Shadow On The Crek, depicts life as it was in the mid-1800's up to the 1940's and WW2. It shows the joys and frustrations of Maybelle Peat and her family as they are confronted with tragedy and how they cope with disappointments. This is a true-to-life story based on the life of the Author's Grandmother. It shows how the country emerged after WW1 with the advent of the railways, autos and roads across America.
Shadow On The Creek Dec 27, 2002
The story has a good hook, and a believable lead character. It can be enjoyed by both young and old, as there are many scenes in the book that any age group can relate to.
The historical facts are interesting, and lend a sense of continuity to Maybelle Peat's life. There is mystery, tragedy,love and romance spread between the pages.
Shadow On The Creek Dec 15, 2002
"Shadow On The Creek," a true-to-life story of Michigan from the mid-i800's to mid 1900's, has a good story line based on the life of the author's grandmother. This new author, Orpha Caton, brings to the story a number of historical events making it come to life with interesting characters, both real and fictional.
The lead character, Maybelle Peat is a believable, compelling force. The book has mystery, suspence and romance that holds the readers attention.