Miracle Downs: Third Novel in The Picnicker Trilogy

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AuthorHouse, Dec 26, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 316 pages
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THE PICNICKERS

A BLANKET BENEDICTION

MIRACLE DOWNS

 

With the Picnickers, South Dakota born author, Floy Timmerman, began what grew to be a trilogy. In a pioneer saga of the Dakota Territory Hesseman family, the reader received an invitation to join the tables of a reunion where relatives merge information, piecing together events that shaped the fabric of their present-day family.

The story chronicles Elizabeth, who with her one time circus performer husband Tabor, leaves verdant Iowa and migrate to the newly opened Rosebud reservation land in South Dakota.

Readers became so emotionally involved with the eleven young Hessemans that A Blanket Benediction was written to lead one step forward and two steps back to the origin of an Indian blanket that had survived into the next generation. In A Blanket Benediction, Callie, daughter of the youngest Hesseman, Maureen, persists in following the blanket’s trail across Dakota and north into Canada. Clint, whose own ancestry designates him a dubious choice of traveling companion, devotedly supports her in unearthing the root of her mother’s curiosity.

Roman, a Canadian Native American, gifts Callie with his endearing enlightenment and Friar Lucas, the last remaining monk in an abandoned monastery, latches onto the young couple’s potential for preserving his own hope and dream.

Now Miracle Downs continues as Callie complements Clint in realizing his life-long ambition and tempts us all to fall in love with their challenging – yet gifted – special daughter.
 

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Contents

Bud And Guts
1
Polly And Company
11
Unexpectations
21
Hawkins
29
Fallout
39
Population Explosion
45
Plans Come With Surprises
57
Cross Culture
69
Worship Warfare
89
Twas In The Moon OfWintertime
101
A Miracle
111
Unveiling
121
Fabulous Femininity
133
A Potlatch
141
Unto The Third And Fourth Generations
149
Behavior Modification
159

Guests
77

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About the author (2007)

Floy Timmerman, author of I Never Knew You Had a Canary and The Picnickers responded to requests for ongoing word of the Hessemans with A Blanket Benediction and Miracle Downs. A collection of inspirational readings yet to be titled will follow.A retired teacher and administrator, she lives in her modest Colorado home with her husband and near her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoys writing, playing the organ, and volunteer library work. Even though the nearby Rocky Mountains call her name, she finds herself retreating to Picnicker days when driving through the Missouri River Hills of Dakota, where to the east of the Lewis and Clark Reservoir, the pristine struggles to remain and tempt us with a mere glimpse of the most beautiful landscape this side of eternity.She is available for speaking to classrooms and adult groups on a wide variety of topics embracing pioneer life, language arts, and publishing experiences.

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