Link to live event: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/84487026266
Robert W. Spencer, Waterford Maine author will introduce his second historical fiction, PROSPECTS, Mining Maine for Riches-A Novel. In it, Canadian miner Clarence Leslie Potter moves to Maine in 1897 to make his fortune working the Oxford County pegmatite mines. He finds himself immersed in a welcoming community of native Mainers. One exception is widow Aphia Stevens, an herbalist, who has not been able to escape the personal demons of her past. She makes life difficult for Potter and his new wife from Massachusetts, and for the family of successful dressmaker Lizzie Millett. The story takes place with a backdrop of the Maine mining scene at the turn to the twentieth century.