"Spring Thaw" by local author Tammy Fish is the featured book from the Library Writers Project for July:
"After the death of her invalid husband, 28-year old Selena answers an ad for a marriage of convenience. The ad is very clear: This is an arrangement only for the sake of the man's young son -- no romance. Selena answers the ad and makes the long journey from her native Illinois to Oregon. She falls in love with the beauty of Oregon, becomes the wife and mother in this Christian household, and makes wonderful new friendships. But the question is, can this marriage last without love?"
Fans of Tracie Peterson and Lauraine Snelling, and those who love a strong rural setting will enjoy this story.