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Publisher:  Snowy River Books™



Suzanne Sonnet's name worked like a secret charm, giving her the second glance she sometimes needed beyond her stare-worthy acorn brown eyes, waist long flowing chestnut locks that hung in layers beyond a near perfect smile, one that was perfectly centered between the shadowed depths of her dimpled cheeks, and on occasion, opened opportunities for her where none existed.

City of Scandal
City of Scandal

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Book One
CITY OF SCANDAL

By Lisa Loucks Christenson

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Suzanne Sonnet's name worked like a secret charm, giving her the second glance she sometimes needed beyond her stare-worthy acorn brown eyes, waist long flowing chestnut locks that hung in layers beyond a near perfect smile, one that was perfectly centered between the shadowed depths of her dimpled cheeks, and on occasion, opened opportunities for her where none existed.

When a letter from a major label arrives, offering her a dream trip to Nashville, Suzanne is as speechless as her unsung words scratched in the notebook she calls "Unrhymes," a collection of her verses scratched in corner-curled and tear-covered pages. A book of her handwritten love songs with the purpose of lifting, if no one else, her spirits, giving others her views on living an optimistic life.  A reminder to herself that no matter how down and out she is, how bad things get––somewhere inside those pages, there will be enough words between the covers to keep her focused, positive, and cemented in her faith.

As the train crosses over the Minnesota state line a feeling of attainable dreams, briefly, teases her thoughts. Inspired by the views, Suzanne quickly scribbles her feelings into her notebook, sharing her songwriters' perspective of late October autumn scenery. While her mind drifts off into the whirling red and sunrise yellow maple leaves breezing past her box shaped window, she ignores the foreboding twinge, the feeling of an unwelcome change heading her way. Instead, she studies the horizon, watching the leaves of summer disappear, one by one, then a few at a time into the distance: never even suspecting they could be weathered warnings of her colorful future. 

As the moon rises it offers but a sliver of its light, flickering through each window, leaving, but only for a second, a crescent-shaped blotch of light on her singing dreams notebook. Moments later she notices a coyote running away from the train tracks, leaning over her seat she can make out its lanky figure in the still waters of the west side slough, but as fast as her view of the coyote flashes by, the train brakes hitch––changing her destiny, throwing her into the arms of Jamie Weston, Minnesota’s biggest loan shark and swindler, changing forever, her Nashville-bound itinerary to a train destined north––to a station no one sang about anymore, the Depot House Blues, centered in the middle of the city of Rochester, Minnesota.


WINTER 2014

Published by White Wolf Creek™ Studios, Books & Art
#1 Amazon International Best Selling Publisher, seller of fine art, books, eBooks, cards, and more.

©2014 Lisa Loucks Christenson. All Rights Reserved.


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Book Blurb

Book One
CITY OF SCANDAL

By Lisa Loucks Christenson

Cover Blurb

Suzanne Sonnet's name worked like a secret charm, giving her the second glance she sometimes needed beyond her stare-worthy acorn brown eyes, waist long flowing chestnut locks that hung in layers beyond a near perfect smile, one that was perfectly centered between the shadowed depths of her dimpled cheeks, and on occasion, opened opportunities for her where none existed.

When a letter from a major label arrives, offering her a dream trip to Nashville, Suzanne is as speechless as her unsung words scratched in the notebook she calls "Unrhymes," a collection of her verses scratched in corner-curled and tear-covered pages. A book of her handwritten love songs with the purpose of lifting, if no one else, her spirits, giving others her views on living an optimistic life. A reminder to herself that no matter how down and out she is, how bad things get––somewhere inside those pages, there will be enough words between the covers to keep her focused, positive, and cemented in her faith.

As the train crosses over the Minnesota state line a feeling of attainable dreams, briefly, teases her thoughts. Inspired by the views, Suzanne quickly scribbles her feelings into her notebook, sharing her songwriters' perspective of late October autumn scenery. While her mind drifts off into the whirling red and sunrise yellow maple leaves breezing past her box shaped window, she ignores the foreboding twinge, the feeling of an unwelcome change heading her way. Instead, she studies the horizon, watching the leaves of summer disappear, one by one, then a few at a time into the distance: never even suspecting they could be weathered warnings of her colorful future.

As the moon rises it offers but a sliver of its light, flickering through each window, leaving, but only for a second, a crescent-shaped blotch of light on her singing dreams notebook. Moments later she notices a coyote running away from the train tracks, leaning over her seat she can make out its lanky figure in the still waters of the west side slough, but as fast as her view of the coyote flashes by, the train brakes hitch––changing her destiny, throwing her into the arms of Jamie Weston, Minnesota’s biggest loan shark and swindler, changing forever, her Nashville-bound itinerary to a train destined north––to a station no one sang about anymore, the Depot House Blues, centered in the middle of the city of Rochester, Minnesota.

WINTER 2014

Published by White Wolf Creek™ Studios, Books & Art
#1 Amazon International Best Selling Publisher, seller of fine art, books, eBooks, cards, and more.

©2014 Lisa Loucks Christenson. All Rights Reserved.




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