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Paperback,  6″ x 9″
209 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-315-1

by Rowland Creitz

The author of A Debt Too Dear & To Touch to the Earth Again

An idyllic lake in a peaceful forest…with death just down the road.

Anna Koenig is a young, smart, and ambitious woman in 1889. But her quest to build bridges, tunnels, and tall buildings is stymied by the male-dominated world. Of necessity, she takes the lesser position of supervising the buildings and grounds of a rural retreat for the wealthy. As Anna struggles to succeed, she luckily has Ben, a former slave, as a talented and wise subordinate. Over time, the two overcome their vast personal differences to forge a strong working relationship. Disaster and death lurk nearby, however, for those at the retreat…including Anna and Ben.


Rowland Creitz is a former Marine, primary grade teacher, and school consultant. He lived in seven states, in many towns, and overseas before settling down in Stow, Maine.

For more information, visit the author’s website.

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