Forever Friends

The Journey of Two Families from Civil War Virginia to Montana Territory, 1860–1868

by Lenore McKelvey Puhek



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781462041398
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781462041411
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781462041404

About the Book

Amelia's world shatters on her 18th birthday. Her fiance marches off to fight as a confederate soldier for Virginia in the Civil War. Amelia believes Jeremiah is dead. Year pass. They both create new lives. Jeremiah deserts and eventually marries, moving his family by steamboat up the Missouri River to Montana Territory.

Amelia enters the no-women-allowed world of medical school. She graduates as a physician and marries. A deranged patient kills her husband. Filled with grief, Amelia, her sister and a maid, move west. However fate again enters and Amelia finds herself staring into the face of the man she once loved. Will commitments to their new lives be stronger than true love?

Forever Friends acquaints you with Amelia, Josie, Sarah Marie, Beulah and Mrs. Mutchnik. Amelia has lost love and must grieve; Beulah fights for her freedom; Josie wants her identity back; Sarah Marie finds more to life than what is in the pages of books, and Mrs. Mutchnik? Well...

Lenore McKelvey Puhek has completed three novels writing about pioneer women.
"You have taken American history and made it intimate and personal. The individuals come alive, and their strengths and weaknesses are revealed with each page. You make us care about them. We feel both the boredom and the horror of war, the intense heartbreak of first love gone wrong. The satisfaction is of the good turn of events as they take risks and grab at opportunities to bring value to their lives, to live them fully...and to serve others in the process. This is a sacramental story of the everyday sacredness of life. Awesome reading...once I started I could not stop until I reached the end. You are a true storyteller. You have a special gift of "inflection" and character traits...this is so difficult yet you make it look easy."
Mary A. Bell, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Helena, MT.

About the Author

Lenore McKelvey Puhek holds a BA in English and writing from Carroll College and has taught in North Carolina and Helena, Montana, where she currently resides. Lenore is a member of several western writers’ groups, including Western Writers of America. This is the third novel in a series.