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White Winter: To Walk Humbly

About the Book:

1923: The Great War has ended, but for three young Irish-Americans, the fight at home has just begun with a daunting foe: the Ku Klux Klan.

As America returns to peace and prosperity, the Ku Klux Klan arrives in Colorado. As its membership grows, the Klan rises to political power through intimidation of its enemies and violence. For Kathleen O’Doherty, the Klan threatens what she values most: family and faith. Still grieving for those she lost during the war, she must make a choice that she never thought possible. Her cousin, Sean Sullivan, comes home from France a war hero—a distinction he would rather forget. Yet his newly-found status as enemy of the Klan upends his determination to live peacefully and purposefully. Meanwhile, his sister, Maggie struggles to maintain the secret life that she chose before the war. Wife, mother, caregiver, writer—she finds herself longing for escape and a new romance.

Love comes to all of them in unexpected ways, only to be imperiled by secrets and scandal. Set amid the glamor of the Roaring Twenties and chronicling an unforgettable era in Colorado’s history, To Walk Humbly brings the characters of the White Winter Trilogy to their destiny.

About the Author: LAURIE MARR WASMUND holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Denver. She has worked as an editor, community college instructor, and writing workshop presenter. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines such as Cimarron Review and Weber Studies. She is the author of My Heart Lies Here, a novel of the Ludlow Massacre and Clean Cut, A Romance of the Western Heart, which was sponsored by a grant from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute. To Walk Humbly, the third book of her White Winter Trilogy, was a 2020 finalist for the Mainstream/Literary book award from the Colorado Authors League. It also received a 2020 EVVY third place award in Historical Fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

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