Rae Ellen Lee The Bluebird House

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The place: Montana. The time: the present. After a nearly fatal encounter with a moose and a terrifyingly close brush with middle age, Molly reassesses her life. The result: she ends her stale marriage and moves to a small mining town where she purchases The Bluebird House, an old bordello. She hires Ben, a handsome carpenter - and poet, gourmet cook, and mountain man - to help her renovate the old building. Molly can’t help but be attracted to the younger man - until she discovers that he was once tried and acquitted of a gruesome murder. Shocked, she tries to uncover the truth behind the murder and Ben’s part in it. Meanwhile, intrigued by her new home, Molly also tracks down the true story of her predecessor - the madam of The Bluebird House.

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Rae Ellen Lee grew up on a stump ranch in northern Idaho. She worked for the U.S. State Dept. in Washington, D.C., Switzerland, and (then) Yugoslavia before attending the Univ. of Idaho, where she earned a degree in Landscape Architecture. Employment with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho and Montana followed, until 1997, when she resigned and moved to the sailboat, The Shoe. She wrote about that experience, in I Only Cuss When I’m Sailing (first published as If The Shoe Fits). In her second memoir, a sequel, My Next Husband Will Be Normal - A St. John Adventure, she and husband, Tom, ditch their sailboat and move to St. John. Soon after unpacking their flip-flops, Tom realizes he is really a she. She shares the funny side of events that follow, and life on a tiny island in the Caribbean. She has also published Powder Monkey Tales—A Portrait in Stories, by Wesley Moore alias Post Hole Augerson, a geezer of some renown in northern Idaho. A farm boy from Illinois who headed west in 1941, Wes became a woods worker and powder monkey, who used dynamite to help build roads for the logging industry in the 1940s and 1950s. This booklet captures the history and humor of her father, in his own words. Rae Ellen now lives and writes in Bellingham, WA, in the company of her doodle dog, Sudsie, and as often as possible, she hikes, bikes, and sketches with her Montana granddaughter, Madison.

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After being attacked by a moose while on a solitary hike, 50-year-old Molly Binfet reassesses and changes her life. First, she sheds her husband. Then she heads up the road to Snowshoe, Montana, to thank the man who rescued her after her tangle with the moose. There she discovers "the Bluebird House," an almost decrepit bordello vaguely reminiscent of a birdhouse, and falls in love with it. She hires the local outcast, a mountain man named Ben, to help rebuild the bordello. Supposedly Ben murdered a man 20 years ago and was acquitted at trial, but everyone in Snowshoe except newcomer Molly believes he did it. Meanwhile, the restoration of the Bluebird House is an epiphany, allowing her to reach for a new life, a new love, and a new home with open arms. An eclectic cast of characters animates this borderline black comedy, and the author's own experiences renovating an old bordello give it a solid punch. Lee's novel will please fans of romance and westerns. Melanie Duncan
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