Helen Goransson lives on a beef farm in Eliot, Maine with her husband. She grew up in Massachusetts and has lived abroad a number of years until she and her family returned to the U.S. to lived in Eliot, Maine. Helen graduated with a B.A. from Simmons College and earned her MBA from IESA in Caracas, Venezuela. She has also written and published "The Hand of Fate", the memoirs of her father who is a survivor of the Holocaust, and numerous poems, short stories and newsletter articles.
"Views from Rosemary Hill" chronicles the history of the region from before the 1600s to 2010. A history, a mystery and a love story, the focus is on the family of Ralph Bartlett. He was a Dartmouth-educated attorney who grew up in Eliot in the 1800s. His story runs parallel with the story of a present-day couple, Emily and Niel, who settle on the Bartlett family farm in Eliot. We learn of Bartlett's unique ties with the young couple, as well as important Maine families, such as the Shapleighs, Pepperells, Heards, Raitts, Frosts, and Farmers, and his romance with the daughter of world-renowned violinist Ole Bull. Enjoy over 100 historical images.