Finding Amelia

by Jane Amelia Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/7/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781449735944
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781449759056

About the Book

An intriguing tale of faith, love, and death that spans the generations.  When fourteen year old, Amelia Morelli, loses her beloved father in the 9/11 terrorist attack, her near perfect world comes to a stand still.

 In an attempt to rescue the melancholic Amelia, her Granny Lou, orchestrates a search for the girl's ancestral namesake.  The family sleuths travel from their Connecticut home, to the tidewater area of Virginia.  With dogged determination, they eventually uncover the truth behind the strange disappearance of the family 19th century matriarch, from her privileged, plantation home.  Parallels are drawn between Amelia and her namesake, and lessons from the past speak to the young girl.  With the continued support of her Christian family, Amelia begins to heal.

 In the wake of the family quest, both heroine and reader are left to ponder the impact our ancestors might have upon the living.  In a strange twist, this story suggests that our forebears never leave us at all, for better or worse, we leave them.

About the Author


Jane Amelia Smith was born and raised on Long Island, New York.  After graduating from New York University with an M.A. in Health Education, she worked in health promotion.  She holds a Public School Teacher, and Registered Nurse license.  Widowed in 2007, she currently lives at Smith Mountain Lake, in Virginia.  This is her first novel.