Ravenna Morton lives a quiet life in the same manner for the past seventy years, in her ancestor’s cabin, in the woods, at the edge of the Kalamazoo River. Just a few miles from the popular resort town of Saugatuck, Michigan, the hustle and bustle of the tourist season doesn’t effect her. It’s not until a child she gave up for adoption sixty years before dies that what she’d buried in the past would be revealed, changing her and her large family forever.
After much soul searching, I decided to go with the consensus that the original cover didn’t tell the reader a thing about the story. Although Mike, Ravenna’s artist lover, paints the picture for her and reveals it at the end of the book, it’s too much too late. This new cover tells more; the young Ravenna finds an eagle wing and the story her mother tells her about shattered faith sums up her future struggles. Not everyone cares for this new cover, but I love it. To read an excerpt, click here.