Amelia 1868

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About the author:
Janet Kay lives and writes on a lake in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin. Drawn to nature since she was a child, she sees its wonders as a source of renewal, reflection, and connection with something greater than oneself.

She is also strongly drawn to the Victorian era and its fascinating history.

Her lifelong passions include creative writing, travel, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Kay's first novel, "Waters of the Dancing Sky," continues to earn excellent reviews and has a five-star rating on Her new paranormal historical novel, "AMELIA 1868," is already creating a buzz.

Future plans include a sequel to "Waters" and a paranormal novel to be set on Galveston Island in Texas.

She encourages her readers to check out her website at

Amelia 1868

Authored by Janet Kay

Rose, a free-spirited young woman, leaves her fiancee at the altar of their country church in Walnut, Iowa. Driven by forces beyond her control, she flees to the old western ghost town of Virginia City, Montana, where she feels oddly at home ...

Drawn to an old cemetery in the mountains, she discovers a weathered tombstone and begins to sob uncontrollably. Only two words are etched upon the stone - AMELIA 1868.

Obsessed with uncovering the identity of this long-forgotten woman, Rose finds herself transported back and forth in time between the life of a hurdy-gurdy dance hall girl struggling to survive in the 1860s and her own sheltered life in the year 2011.

Her strange and intriguing journey becomes more complicated when a love interest materializes and throws her off balance. Her life becomes a bizarre dance twisting and turning between the past and the present.

Can she find a way to put it all together and move into the future?


"Delicately crafted and finely woven, Janet Kay has created a memorable tapestry with fact and fiction, past and present. Amelia will draw you into her world!" - Ellen Baumler, historian and author of Spirit Tailings: Ghost Tales from Virginia City, Butte, and Helena

"AMELIA 1868 combines history, romance, and the supernatural in an elegant tale of love, loss, and purpose. I highly recommend it!" - Melissa Brown Levine, Independent Professional Book Reviewers

Publication Date:
1478193379 / 9781478193371
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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