Farewell the Stranger Author:Sallie O'Brien A stranger came to St. Louis on a lovely windblown day in 1808. H passed tall, grey-eyed Devora Griggs on the street and stared at her intently. — Later, when he came knocking at her door, Devora remembered that first haunting moment and - wondering at herself - let him in. He told her that he was Jerd Warner, a widower with two small children;... more » that he lived back in the wilderness; and that he had come to town to get himself a wife.
At twenty-eight, Devora was the prettiest woman in all St. Louis...but she was still single. Some longing for true romance had kept her from a conventional marriage and Jerd Warner was what she had been waiting for all along. Against the shocked protests of her family, they married and left at dawn.« less