Hardscrabble Hill is the story of Adele Susannah Abbott, a white colonial house perched on the bank of the Penobscot River, and the impact the house had on Adele’s life. It was a beacon of... More > hope in her childhood, a refuge from the storm of her adolescence, a citadel of her adult life, and a safe haven in her waning years.
Set in the town of Jonasport, Maine, at the turn of the century, Hardscrabble Hill follows the lives of Adele and the inhabitants of Jonasport who reached out to one another while trying to conceal the dark secrets of their individual lives. It is the story of a people who lived in a time when “neighbors were friends and community mattered”< Less
It is a long journey from the Roaring 20s city of Augusta to the sleepy, coastal community of Jonasport, Maine. And although death never takes a holiday, murder will at times seek a vacation spot.... More > Sgt. Jack Brochu of the Maine State Police had met murder all up and down the Boston Post Road. Secretly, he didn't mind. He enjoyed the interaction with the people he met. Join him as the aging detective is introduced to the young and beautiful Gwendoline Bellevedere.< Less