Gone Fishing: The Line

It is the fall of 1980 when Ethel O'Connor follows the letters and pictures in her Momma's box, the only possession she thinks she inherited from the mother she lost at birth, to the quiet town of Oxford, Maine, where her mother, Stephanie, was born. Ethel and Charlie's young son isn't walking, and Ethel wonders if there is some congenital disease she should know about on her mother's side. But the mystery of her mother is not answered by letters or pictures and certainly not from the visit to Oxford. Instead, more questions surface about Stephanie's past. Who is Joseph, the boy in the picture with Momma? What does he mean when he refers to, "I'll never forget what you did for me," in the letters? Was the untimely drowning of her mother's best friend an accident? Or was it murder? Poking around Oxford, Ethel discovers her mother left her more than one box of possessions. She left her a house in which Ethel finds a journal. The passages in the journal give Ethel a glimpse into her mother's life as a young woman growing up. It does not appear congenital disease affected her or anyone in her family. This is the knowledge that Ethel has thirsted for. Or is it? Her mother's journal reveals her own uneasy secrets, which once uncovered can't be ignored.

The colorful characters of Piney Bluffs, Caleb, Sadie, Miss Ruthie, Big Beulah, and the rest, remind Ethel of the goodness of small town Maine that surrounds her as she follows the line of truth and justice. In Gone Fishing: The Line, part two of the Gone Fishing trilogy, Ethel goes beyond appearances and prejudices to end the silence of the past.

Jane Herr Desrosiers is thrilled to bring to her readers the second in the Gone Fishing trilogy, Gone Fishing: The Line. The response that she has received from readers, local book clubs, and followers from the Connecticut Author Trail has been overwhelming. Jane's sense of humor and ability to turn the plot make this book series truly comfort food for your brain. Spanning her early days growing up in Canterbury, Connecticut, to her residence now in Baltic, Connecticut, life has provided her with down-home New England characters. She enjoys life with her husband, Eddy, and their family, and her two cats, Ozzie, aka Mr. Striper, and Harriet. Watch for Harriet's appearance in Gone Fishing: The Sinker. Jane is also working on a collection of short stories and poems, portions of which will appear in her blog. For more information, you can visit, JaneHerrDesrosiers.com as well as Facebook.com/JaneHerrDesrosiers. One reader's review: "Excellent read. Author does a great job of developing the characters and easily transports us to Piney Bluffs, Maine. The main character is a strong, loyal woman of character, and it was easy to come to care about her. Family, love, humor, suspense-this book has it all. Was a delightful read. I'll watch for the author's next release!"

For more information on this book and others by Jane, please visit her website, www.janeherrdesrosiers.com.


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