Author Fern Croley Jones’s new book “Echoes of Colorado” is a poignant and evocative collection of autobiographical letters written to her deceased mother.

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Recent release “Echoes of Colorado” from Page Publishing author Fern Croley Jones is a lyrically nostalgic work recalling her childhood in Pueblo, Colorado, where she was raised by her grandparents after the death of her mother when she was only eight months old. With sensitivity and love, her written conversations with the mother she never knew paint a touching portrait of an American childhood in a bygone era.

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Fern Croley Jones, a registered nurse who worked at the Veterans Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas before retiring, has published her new book “Echoes of Colorado”: a compelling memoir of home and family in Colorado in the 1930s and 40s.

The author shares, “My first view of Colorado was from the arms of my maternal grandmother, Mary Clarissa Cade, when I was eight months old. She brought me to Pueblo while my mother hopefully recovered from typhoid fever in far-off Arkansas. Two months later, Mary realized this little girl would be her responsibility from then on, and already Little Fern, as I was called, was determined to call her grandmother “Mama.” My view changed as I graduated from my baby crib to following her around the garden in the backyard and learning to identify creeping things along the path. My grandfather, JW Cade, taught me to be seen and not heard and go to bed “with the chickens,” which I cheerfully ignored. My uncles and aunts and cousins taught me to feel accepted and honor my parents’ example of love. As I grew, I realized that Pikes Peak was a beautiful skyline, and my tree swing that hung from the backyard elm tree was a place to not only swing but read and sing and dream. The last view I treasured, even when I finally returned to Arkansas, was at night with the star-studded sky above just as in Colorado, where I dreamed I saw my parents and other dear ones above them looking down at me. Along with the music I learned there, I knew there were angels singing and watching over me, awaiting the time when we would all finally see home.”

Published by Page Publishing, Fern Croley Jones’s engrossing book is a beautifully written homage to the enduring warmth of childhood in a loving home.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Echoes of Colorado” 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.

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