The Girl on the Tombstone
Wilhelmina Sukovich is curious and determined to have her own By Line in the Sacramento Bee. Aged out at the Children’s Home Society orphanage, she attends night school and works herself up in the newspaper hierarchy. Her first big break comes as an assignment takes her to the small mountain town of San Andreas in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
She searches out her father’s gravesite only to mysteriously be drawn to
the artistry of an ancient tombstone nearby, Eliza Osbourne, 1868. Formidable ranchers and a widow befriend her in her quest to fulfill her assignment for school children and search for Eliza’s roots.
World War II veteran, Charles, rescues Will from her misadventures. Who is he and why is he such a recluse? Why has he taken it upon himself to see she is safe?
Miss Weatherby holds a BA from California State University, Stanislaus. She earned her teacher’s credentials from Chapman University, as well as a cross-cultural language and academic development certificate from Sacramento State University. She is an active member of Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, California and travels extensively. Betty Ruth Weatherby currently lives with her dog, Buttons, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
The 1950’s filled with life a new era and liberations. Will is working hard to make her name in the newspaper. And it is a journey that isn’t easy but is authentic. I really like Will, she was neat and personable, her drive to become someone (though she is already someone) is relatable. When her big story takes her to the mountains it was as though we the readers were there smelling the fresh air and finding the fine details for the story.
I think Will’s past made her into a strong character and one that had so many layers and such depth to her personality that it was easy to want to know her and work with her. Yes, reading this book I felt like I was her partner in crime, finding the story and learning more about myself just like Will did. It was a fun read and one that many could enjoy.
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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