The boy awoke not knowing where he was, who he was and he couldn't see! The not seeing was fixed but he still had no clues. He did know things – like dampness – but not the voice that spoke to him from the unknown. When Lord Umber and his companions rescue the boy the voice tells them he is called Happenstance. Umber shortens it to Hap. Lord Umber and his friends discover that Hap is really very important to the world. Hap frequently does not understand Umber – and a lot of others often don't either. But Hap does learn to trust him and when he finally learns what is in the note that Lord Umber keeps hidden from him with promises to tell him about it “later” he is overwhelmed. How in the world can a boy who doesn't even know his name expect to save a world? This is a wonderful story of lost cities, sailing vessels that are alive and a marvelous boy with very odd, green eyes! Where will Lord Umber lead this unusual boy and how will he escape whatever is chasing him? Happenstance has been found but will he be able to find himself in time?
Earlene Fowler discusses and signs The Road to Cardinal Valley
01/30/2013 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
In this follow-up to Earlene Fowler's national bestseller, The Saddlemaker's Wife, Ruby McGavin returns to the small town of Cardinal, California, where a year ago she brought her husband's ashes back to his family's ranch, and discovered safety, peace, and a love... Ruby never thought she'd return to Cardinal, but she's hoping the place and people who gave her so much can give her brother Nash—who's been drowning in drink in Nashville—the fresh start he so desperately needs. Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby has come back. He hasn't given up on his love for her, despite the awkward fact that she is his brother's widow, and he's well aware that this may be his last chance to win Ruby's heart.
When Nash starts drinking again and ends up in a devastating accident, Ruby decides she must find her estranged mother to help with an intervention. Two states away, Etta Walker harbors a horrible secret that keeps her from reconnecting with the children she deserted so many years ago. As they struggle with the present and confront the past, Ruby, Lucas, and Etta learn the power of forgiveness…and reach for a new future filled with hope, grace, and love.