Dianne Ebertt Beeaff’s first novel, POWER’S GARDEN, was released in June of 2009 by Five Star Publications of Chandler, Arizona. The book weaves the tale of two southeastern Arizona families- one Texan, the other Mormon- whose cutures colide during trying economic times. As World War I rages in Europe, a crippling drought engulfs the Gila Valley. The Brennick and Beecham families develop an embattled but gripping relationship. The story is told against the background of an historical 1918 shootout in the nearby Galliuro Mountains in which several Mormon lawmen, along with the Texas Power family patriarch, were killed.
Meticulously researched, POWER’S GARDEN won Honorable Mention in Published Fiction in the Arizona Association’s 2009 Literary Contest and a Finalist in Historical Fiction with 2009 USA Book News National Best Books Awards.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 39, No. 1 Feb-Mar. 2010