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Ella must overcome a tragic event in her life which takes away her reason for living.

Ella Hutchins discovers that she is the strong woman of Appalachian stock. She knows that she is when she must overcome a tragic event in her life that takes away her reason for living. Her sons are long gone with families of their own, so she and Sammy are there for each other. When that life ends, she struggles to start a new life.

About the author:

Linda Hudson Hoagland has won acclaim for her 13 mystery novels that include the recent Onward & Upward, Missing Sammy, and Snooping Can Helpful – Sometimes.  She is also the author of 8 works of nonfiction, 2 collections of short writings, along with 2 volumes of poems.  Her work has appeared in many anthologies. Hoagland taught creative writing classes for the College for Older Adults on the Virginia Highlands Community Campus at the Higher Ed Center in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Linda Hudson Hoagland is former President of the Appalachian Authors Guild (2015) and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Humanities – Bluefield State College.