Shifting Sands: The Lost Town

by Emma Palova (Author)

A "wildcat" bank was established in Singapore in 1837. Who will win Ida's heart?

Book Description:​

The historical fiction romance novel is set in Singapore on the shores of Lake Michigan at the foot of the sand dunes adorned with white pines. Beautiful Ida is torn between her hometown of Chicago and her new home on the other side of the lake, and between two men. Developed by New York investors, the once-thriving settlement of Singapore nurtured the dreams of adventurers like Oshea Wilder and pioneer settlers alike. Singapore would rival Chicago and Milwaukee. It almost did with its sawmills, hotels, boarding houses, stores, and a “wildcat bank.” Entrepreneurial Ida struggles to adjust to the rough environment but finds more than support in her boss who invited her to Singapore to be the “Mistress” of the Big House. A “wildcat” bank was established in Singapore in 1837.Who will win Ida’s heart?

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I am partial to the name Ida since it is my grandmother's name, and she immigrated to Michigan from Sweden, very close to where this story takes place. I can relate to Ida's plight when she moves from her home in Chicago and leaves all her family and friends behind to begin her life anew in a strange town called Singapore. Being sharp-witted, she quickly attracts the attention of the men in this mysterious town. I will not spoil this by revealing whom Ida chooses, but ultimately, I agree with her choice. The story is masterfully set on the shores of Lake Michigan. Emma's description of the area and the time her story is set transported me to my grandmother's home. Thanks for a great read!

Emma Palova (Author)

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Emma Palova, (Konecna) was born in former Czechoslovakia. She is a Lowell-based author, short story writer, novelist, screenwriter and a journalist. Palova wrote for Czechoslovak Newsweek and Prague Reporter. She also taught English as a second language for Francophones and Somali, as well as for Russians in her homeland. She received bachelor’s degree from the University of Brno in 1986.

Shifting Sands: The Lost Town

I am partial to the name Ida since it is my grandmother's name, and she immigrated to Michigan from Sweden, very close to where this story takes place. I can relate to Ida's plight when she moves from her home in Chicago and leaves all her family and friends behind to begin her life anew in a strange town called Singapore. Being sharp-witted, she quickly attracts the attention of the men in this mysterious town. I will not spoil this by revealing whom Ida chooses, but ultimately, I agree with her choice. The story is masterfully set on the shores of Lake Michigan. Emma's description of the area and the time her story is set transported me to my grandmother's home. Thanks for a great read!

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