“Erlina of Whispering Pines” by J.J. Burgess

 Year: 1880

The day after her husband’s funeral, Erlina Andersen is summoned to the bank to find out that her husband had gambled away their family’s fortune. He left Erlina broke and in a lot of debt. The house and all of its belongings had to be sold at auction.

The day of the auction, Mr. Johnson found a buyer from Scotland. He wanted the house and all of its contents. Erlina did not have to sit through an auction of all of her belongings. The new owner of Florette Manor was Mr. Jason Caird, who arrived with his brother Paul, Aunt Rebecca McDougal and her two children.

A trusted family friend, Mr. Johnson, gave Erlina a letter from her deceased Grandmother. It stated that if anything happened to Erlina (because Grandmother hated Erlina’s husband), she would get her Grandmother’s country property that Mr. Johnson has been managing all these years, Whispering Pines.

At a dinner party at a neighbor’s place, Mr. Jones asked Erlina what she planned to do with the horses. She plans to breed and train horses for racing. Since that is what Mr. Jones does and is the best and most influential man around, he did not like that. He especially did not like it because she was a woman. So he planted a spy on Erlina’s staff who took all the money. Erlina and Mr. Johnson spent two years putting the books and the farm hands putting the property in running order.

While resting at her favorite spot, Erlina ran into her new neighbors, the Caird family. Eventually Erlina found out that Jason bought Florette Manor. The two families became very close and Jason proposed a business deal while Paul proposed to one of Erlina’s best friends. Will Erlina go into business with Jason? Will Erlina be able to race her horses because she is a woman? Will Erlina be able to make her dream of Whispering Pines come true? Will she ever see Florette Manor again? Will more than just business happen between Erlina and Jason? You will have to read the book to find the answers to a lot of questions. 

If you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself!

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Until next time, take life one page at a time!



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