NATE and KELLY

NATE and KELLY
1915.
A businessman and a prostitute find love.
And hate.

NATE and KELLY is an historical fiction novel intricately weaving historical facts with a special love story.

1915.
A businessman and a prostitute find love.
And hate.

The United States of America faced incomprehensible horror one day shortly after the turn of the century.

San Francisco when the earthquake struck in 1906.
San Francisco when the earthquake struck in 1906.

There was shock, destruction, and death. War loomed. Americans veered toward either hopelessness, fear, and hate or toward vision, faith, and rebuilding.

They asked, “Could life in America ever be great again?” Some said, “No, let’s retreat to the past.” Others said, “Yes, let’s move forward.” Demagogues exploited fear, painting easy-to-identify groups as enemies to blame. There was amazing technological progress in communication, commerce, industry, and travel that disturbed some people and thrilled others. There were drastic shifts in the way people earned their living.

Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, 1915
Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, 1915

In the midst of these distressing times, Nate started his career. He left his home in Baltimore, Maryland to become a manager of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California. It was there that criminals framed him for their theft of gold coins from the Expo.

Nate fled the criminals and the corrupt police.
Kelly fled the people who murdered her mother.

When Nate and Kelly run into each other in a small town in the Central Valley of California at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, their lives become entangled with each other and with the horrible realities of hatred and evil.

Driving over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1915
Driving over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1915

They discover, as everyone does eventually, that the meaning of life is all about starting over.

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