Author Signing

The Penrose Community Library cordially invites everyone to a book signing by K. A. Ray, local author of “Orphan Bride”, on Saturday, August 24th from 10-3.  Ray is a retired trucker.  To relieve the long hours of boredom, he started writing as a hobby.  Having always been a romantic, Ray writes with that as a central theme. For additional information please call 719-372-6017 or go to

The novel tells the story of Emilene McConnell.  She believes she is an illegitimate orphan. A letter from a solicitor in London arrives and turns her world upside down. The letter directs her to go to London to receive her history and what turns out to be a dream beyond her wildest fantasies. A chance encounter in a park while she was feeding pigeons and pondering what to do now that she had arrived in London. Two strangers approached her to see if she was as lost as she looked. They befriended her immediately and took her on an adventure that involved money, unknown family, and an inheritance that made her an heiress. Those two people had their own issues to resolve; which included the murder of their parents and their older brother and the theft of a great deal of the proceeds from mills owned by the family. When Emma found the clue that solved the mystery as to the guilty parties, her reward was a kiss that opened both hers and our hero’s eyes and heart to the romance they had both been trying to hide. Join them as they traverse the unlimited joy of new love and the happiness it brings.