This is a fictional adventure story. It is a fast-paced
romance that takes place at a time when America was
filled with youthful growing pains.
Lorna and Jim meet in a time of turmoil when everything
in a young America is under stress. The story takes place in
the ore mines, not unlike many mine districts of America
in the 'thirties and 'forties, when people lived hard
and grew to appreciate the finer aspects of life.
The hardship and ill treatment so often accorded to
miners during these years was commonplace. With the
outbreak of World War II, it was a time of contradictions.
It was a time when prison camps and political prisoners
became a part of life, a period that lasted until the
end of the war.
This is a story of first love beyond the imagination of
the poet. It is a story that fills the heart with chime
and the soul with the richness of the pure, clear
cascading brook. Love is as love should be, pure as the
natural state in which we are born.
For Lorna, it begins as a simple desire to escape the
life of poverty in which she was living. However, it
ends as the truest of loves she could have ever known.
Lorna is a typical, young, beautiful girl with high
hopes, filled with the aspirations of youth.
Jim is the free spirit in quest of the true meaning of
life. Having survived his own disillusionments, he
returns to his hometown to look for something not
available in the greater, confused and unwelcome