Three books in one paperback book, “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVIllers is the journey taken by a self reliant woman in the early 80’s,when she moves west to work as a timber cruiser for the forest service, working all day doing timber inventory in the remote Wallowa Mountains. She camps with a group of mismatched foresters who are mainly men who tease her relentlessly, and before long she has the nickname Queen of the comeback.
When Eve moves to the Oregon coastal town of Gold Beach she becomes a caregiver for an elderly man who is recovering from bi-pass surgery. She spends the summer with the cantankerous Felix and yet although from two very different generations, they become friends. Every night he tells her stories as they play cards in the screened in porch. He tells her stories about the good ole days when he worked for Al Capone the notorious gangster in Chicago during prohibition.
Felix is very set in his ways and Eve is a go with the flow, of the counterculture generation. See what happens when they develop a very different relationship than either one of them would have expected.
“The Arrangement” is the now retired baby boomer Eve who has settled down and bought property on Eugene’s Moon Mountain. Vinnie, her long time friend, lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year Eve gets the same letter with a skeleton key in it which takes her down to Catalina Island under a special arrangement,where she spends the summer with her former lovers who has the debilitating form of Multiple Sclerosis. Vinnie remains on her estate as caretaker, tending to her gardens. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.