From the Publisher
Clarke’s latest work unfurls to a story of romance where a couple born of the west and educated as journalists find life together in love of investigative and photojournalism. Their adventures take them around the world and back to the valley in the west where the Blue Mountains in the distance welcome them. It is a tale of Kate growing up in a western valley where she meets Alec as a new member of the high school’s jazz band transferring from a private school. She realizes he is the young boy she knew in grade school and the one from the rich family who lived in the large stone house on the bluff south of town. They graduate and go off in different directions with their journalism degrees, travelling the world and receiving merit for their work. They meet again and fall in love. The story covers the valley in the west from the time of pioneers and their families, both of their pioneer blood, the journalistic work of both Kate and Alec, their engagement, her kidnapping, and many more adventures along the way.