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Gordon author holds book signing at Fairlawn

Rose, a free-spirited young woman, leaves her fiancée 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, Mont., where she feels oddly at home.

Drawn to an old cemetery nestled in the mountains, she discovers a weathered tombstone. Only two words are etched on it -- AMELIA 1868. She begins to sob uncontrollably.

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 in the 1860s and her own sheltered life in the year 2011.

Her strange journey into unknown territory becomes more complicated when a love interest materializes and throws her off balance. Her life becomes a bizarre dance, twisting and turning between past and present. Can she find a way to move into the future?

Written by Janet Kay --known as Jan Jenson to her neighbors in Gordon, the book is featured during a book signing. 7-10 p.m. Sunday at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior.

"Amelia 1868 combines history, romance and the supernatural in an elegant tale of love, loss and purpose. I highly recommend it," said book reviewer Melissa Brown Levine.

"Janet Kay is a gifted storyteller who enthralls her readers with her brilliant imagination and alluring plot. You will not be able to put Amelia 1868 down," Stacie Theis of Beachbound Books stated.