In Bittersweet Bliss, Ruth Glover acquaints readers with two mesmerizing characters and the high emotional stakes on their journeys to find peace and joy. To her fellow townsfolk, Ellie Bonney seems to lead a contented and productive life, keeping house for her father. She is a devoted daughter, loyal friend, and-for the last nine years-steady companion to her patient suitor, Tom. But beneath the surface, Ellie's spirit seethes with an unresolved memory, a secret she wrestles with day and night. Schoolteacher Birdie Wharton has secrets of her own, having fled to the bush from a painful past. In truth, the eserved Birdie longs for love, but who would know this? When a secret admirer begins to send her letters, intrigue sparks Birdie's predictable life. Glover's popular Saskatchewan Saga introduces fiction fans to a warmly-wrought cast of hardy pioneers in the wild parklands of Canada. With her gift for concocting a memorable story, Glover once again keeps readers glued to the pages with this fifth installment of dramas unfolding in Bliss, Saskatchewan.
Ruth Glover was born and raised in the Saskatchewan bush country of Canada. She has written many poems and books, including the Wildrose series for Beacon Hill. Ruth and her husband, Hal, live in The Dalles, Oregon.