The third book in the Strawberry Mountain Series, “Eddie,” is now available.
Jane Meador Nagler, who writes historical fiction as Jae Carvel, uses the upper John Day Valley as the setting for the series. Her writings are inspired by her Prairie City ancestors.
Readers of her first two books, “By the River” and “Secrets from the Little Red Box,” often asked what happened to the character Eddie, she said.
Believing he had killed a school teacher after a fight, Eddie saddles his horse, leaves the ranch and rides into the rugged Strawberry Mountain country. He believes the sheriff is searching for him so he vows never to return to his beloved valley. Eddie never realizes the teacher did not die and spendsd his life looking over his shoulder as he grows to be a man of whom his family would have been proud, had they only known.
The author’s books are carried at Roan in Prairie City, Twisted Treasures in Dayville and Betty’s Books in Baker City.