Book: Daisies are Forever by Sydell Voellercategories: Book, Pioneer Graves, Volunteer Firefighting, Logging, The Oregon Trail, Clear-Cutting, Environmental Contemporary Romance
Sydell Voellerabout this book: Daisies Are Forever portrays the conflicted love relationship between a young female school history teacher, April Heather, and logger Matt Spencer. April petitions to save the forest behind her home where an unnamed pioneer woman has been buried. Matt fights against the possible loss of his livelihood if a recent bid for a logging job falls through. Further, Matt's father's company has been logging for generations—and Matt wants to keep it that way. Already there are too many displaced loggers in the Pacific Northwest. Yet April and Matt cannot deny the growing attraction between them, and as the plot thickens, so does their misgivings.
The author's personal take on this story: Having grown up and lived in the beautiful states of Washington and Oregon, I've almost taken for granted the lush ancient forests of which this region boasts—not only in the mountains, but along the coast ranges as well. Yet when I first spied the unsightliness of a clear-cut hillside on the outskirts of the town where I live--despite my knowledge that the area would most likely be reforested--a possibility for conflict and romance between two Northwest characters sprang to my mind. And hence the seed for Daisies Are Forever took hold...
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