Author Judith Bennett’s Book “Silverado Beckoning” is an Engrossing Tale of Love and Loss, Grief and New Beginnings in Ruggedly Beautiful Nineteenth-Century California

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Recent release “Silverado Beckoning” from Page Publishing author Judith Bennett is a sweeping tale introducing Kate Bradford, a beautiful young woman mourning the death of her father and yearning for a fresh start in a new city. Jonathan Kelly, still bitter over the loss of his wife, thought his heart was closed to the world- until he met the one person who could open it again.

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Judith Bennett, a former occupational therapist who shares her love of animals with Steve, her husband of thirty-two years, and enjoys photography, baking, traveling, and gardening in her leisure time, has completed her new book “Silverado Beckoning”: a masterfully crafted debut novel.

After the death of her father in 1885, twenty-two-year-old Kate Bradford finds herself alone and lonely in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s had some success teaching piano to make ends meet. Even so, life is a struggle. It grows worse when her repugnant landlord, Homer Barnes, makes unwelcome advances toward her.

Kate is desperate for change. She answers an intriguing advertisement, which launches her on a journey of a lifetime aboard the transcontinental railroad. The great Iron Horse carries her across the country to a whole new world, to a shining city on a hill, a city far away from Homer Barnes: San Francisco.

Jonathan Kelly has become bitter and aloof. The recent and senseless death of his young wife, Sarah, haunts him. He lives with his family at Silverado, a ranch and winery in Napa Valley, California, where he focuses on hard work and the raising of his son, Christian. The ranch is his respite—his lifeline—and he treasures it.

Jonathan is introduced to Kate in San Francisco and is taken by her stunning beauty and infectious Southern charm. Beguiled, he resents her involvement with his good friend and partner, Franklin Jones, a much older and very wealthy businessman.

When unforeseen circumstances propel Kate to Napa Valley, Jonathan is baffled. How could his family members be so accepting of her? Couldn’t they see her for what she was? Mysterious events soon place her in danger, and Jonathan’s routine is thrown into turmoil, threatening the tranquility of his beloved home, Silverado.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Judith Bennett’s engaging book is an excellent choice for fans of romantic historical fiction.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Silverado Beckoning” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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