By Ken Lord
Published: June 11, 2012.
Vernon Townsley and Bernice Jennings have disparate origins--Boston Brahmin and Kansas farmer. She teaches in Maine. He doesn't qualify for Johns Hopkins, works the docks and joins the Army. At Togus Military Hospital romance is ignited and extinguished in anger. He finds her on Cross Island. They marry, sire a family, and endure tragedy. Thunder the ghost horse leads them to Eternity's Embrace.