The Poet's Daughter by Konnie Ellis
Growing up on the Lofoten Islands off the coast of Norway, beautiful young Berta, bewitched by the northern lights, becomes a poet of renown. Haldor, a dashing young sea captain, sails her away to love, followed by marriage and four children, and eventually to the challenges and surprises of a new life in Duluth, Minnesota.
We see Berta's life as a poet through the eye's of her daughter, Lilly, who grows up during the great depression. Lilly becomes an artist and a northern Minnesota Annie Oakley, equally at home in a forest of wolves or rowing on a sparkling blue lake. In the casinos, she's "Lucky Lil," in a rose garden, she's the one in the Parisian hat, and at a dinner party with sparkling crystal, it's her laugh you'll hear first. Join Lilly for a ride through a life lived to the fullest.