When I Meet You

by Olivia Newport

Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, live in the family home in Canyon Mines outside of Denver. Jillian is a genealogist and Nolan an attorney in family law. Occasionally their roles cross, as in the case of the unclaimed trunk.

When I Meet You Book CoverOnce abandoned at Denver’s Union Station it has resurfaced at Owens House Museum. The museum curator, Rich, reaches out to Nolan with legal questions about the financial records he has discovered inside the baggage.

It appears that the trunk traveled from Ohio to Colorado a hundred years earlier and is in mint condition. Among the items enclosed are letters from the head of Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, a family Bible, and beautifully tailored clothes. The correspondence is addressed to Miss Bendeure.

While Nolan explores the legal ramifications of the trunk’s contents, his daughter is mesmerized with unlocking the mystery of the trunk’s owner. With little to go on, Jillian visits the Denver library to discover there are trial documents that connect with the newly discovered financial records.

Her research fails to connect some important dots, and she becomes convinced the trunks owner has disappeared into thin air. But then a clue leading to a ranch in San Isabel National Forest appears. There she begins to unravel descendants of a stolen identity and a bigger mystery takes shape.

Follow along with the lives of Jillian and her father as they dig deep into the life of Lynnelle Bendeure and her exodus from one life to another. It is an intriguing story.

As many are discovering unknown family members with Ancestry.com and 23and Me, you might find this story alluring. Enjoy

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