Woven throughout the threads of a family heirloom is the story of Petra's family.
In 1874, Petra's family struggled to scrape out a living sharecropping in Guadalupe County, Texas. When a much older neighbor proposed marriage, Petra accepted knowing that would ease the financial burden on her parents, if only a little. As her family grew, so did Petra's affection for her husband.
Five years after marriage, Petra is well settled as a wife and mother. Then tragedy strikes. Amidst her grief, Petra clings to her family and others close to her. Finding comfort in memories of the past, Petra opens her heart.
Based in fact and wrapped in fiction, The Blue Rebozo tells the story of Petra's life.
What life experiences will she weave into the story when the story and the heirloom pass to her?
Pamela Humphrey was inspired to write after researching her genealogy. Intending to create a booklet for her mom and immediate family, she set about gathering stories and pictures of the Ramirez family. She ended up writing her first book, Researching Ramirez: On the Trail of the Jesus Ramirez Family, a family history of her great great grandfather’s family. During that research, she found a christening record that ignited her imagination. Using the documentation she’d found as a backbone for the story, she imagined what life was like for her ancestors and wrote The Blue Rebozo, a fictional account of her great grand aunt’s life. On a road trip, when driving through the Texas Hill Country, the landscape sparked the idea for her latest book. Weaving mystery, genealogy, and romance, she wrote Finding Claire. She is currently writing the next book in the Hill Country Secrets series. She is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom who enjoys many creative outlets: sewing, paper-crafting, jewelry-making, practicing her bass guitar, reading, and conversing with imaginary characters (what most call writing). She lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, sons, black cats, and leopard gecko.