Join Elm Books for Estella Kuchta's stark and stunning depiction of an escape through the Canadian wilderness.
When daydream meets intuition, a young ranch wife's life turns upside down. Fleeing a dangerous husband, she steals away with her young daughter on a wild and unexpected adventure through Depression-era cowboy country in central British Columbia. All the while, she longs to reunite with the cowboy who compels her heart. One escape leads to another as she encounters wild animals, stunning landscapes, suspect businessmen, hunger, abandonment, loneliness, and love. She has nothing to guide her but a strange inner impulse that seems to know the way--if only she can trust it.
"At dawn, the blue spark of Venus pierced the horizon. If I were still at the ranch, I'd be sifting through the stove, hoping to find one red ember so I could start the day's fire. Instead, I stared up at the dented-tin sky and let myself dream about a cowboy. The one who was the only ember in all the ash I'd made of my life."
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Praise for Finding the Daydreamer
"With grace and poetic insight, Finding the Daydreamer explores the power of imagination and the prescience of the heart. It is a page turner, a love story, a profoundly affecting book."
-Donna Kane, author of Summer of the Horse