Feather from a Stranger – An Alaskan Mystery
Four years after losing her new husband in a plane crash in South America, Mara Edwards sets sail for a new life in Alaska. Aboard a northbound ferry, a peculiar run-in with an old man signals that her troubles are not yet over when he hands her a feather and utters these prophetic words: Your future is the present of your past. You will need this to protect your future from your past. All who come here seek the future of their past.
As her life becomes unexpectedly entwined with the members of a loving family, a loyal stranger and a wolf-dog named Thor, the new beginning Mara seeks unfolds with all the intensity that crime, passion, loyalty, friendship, love, betrayal, and adventure can provide.
In the beauty of pristine Alaska, after four long years of grieving, she learns if she can ever truly be released from her past.
About Marianne Schlegelmilch (Anchorage, Alaska Author)
As I breathe, I write and I have written my entire life, even down to publishing my own neighborhood newspaper at the young age of ten.
I am the author of twelve published books, each of them Alaska-themed fiction. Among them are the "Feather Series" of five adventure/mystery novels, three children's books, and two modern Alaska Tales.
My books feature strong alliances with nature and a large focus on maintaining interesting and realistic characters. Many of the characters and scenes in my books are drawn from real life experiences and I have sometimes used my own photos as part of cover designs or within my Modern Alaska Tales and children's books.
I frequently find the influences of a lifelong career as a registered nurse (now retired) and the beauty and intrigue of Alaska's people and natural beauty are what make my books appealing to those who read them.
My sixth novel, a book of historical fiction set in England and pre-territorial Alaska is currently in production as is an audiobook of my first novel, "Feather from a Stranger."