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"So it comes to this, I remember thinking on Wednesday, June 7th, 1871. ...

... The date sticks in my mind because it was the day of my sister's first funeral and I knew it wasn't her last -- which is why I left. That's the long and short of it. But surely, you'd rather hear the long than the short," says Georgie Burkhardt, as she begins telling her tale in One Came Home.

Everyone assumes the worst when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentified body wearing Agatha's blue-green dress. 

Except her sister, Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier. 

From Amy Timberlake comes a journey filled with adventure and mystery -- set against the thunderous beating wings of wild pigeons.  

 


 One Came HomE begins like this...

Chapter One

So it comes to this, I remember thinking on Wednesday, June 7, 1871. The date sticks in my mind because it was the day of my sister's first funeral and I knew it wasn't her last -- which was why I left. That's the long and short of it. 

But surely, you'd rather hear the long than the short.

(Read the full excerpt here.) 




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