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Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes

The evocative and lyrical memoir tells the story of Pamela Royes' romance in the hills of Eastern Oregon in the carefree days of the1970s. When she meets Vietnam veteran Skip Royes, they fall in love and begin a four–year journey into the Oregon wilderness, with nothing but their horses and a few bags of belongings. Temperance Creek is a beautifully-written book about finding where we belong in world that seems fraught with change.

Why I Loved It: A breathtaking memoir that transported me to the wild, natural world of another time, and the raw beauty of first love. I couldn't put this down.

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