Books by Reta Evens Simons

edited by S. Leigh Matthews
designed by Dona Simons

These books were written in the 1960s about the 1920s and 30s.
they were designed, edited, and published in 2017 and 2019.

After It Rained available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble,  Walmart and online booksellers internationally

It Rained at Harvest Time available online from Barnes & Noble,  Amazon (when in stock), and online booksellers internationally

What was it like growing up on the Canadian prairie 100 years ago? In a charming conversational manner, Reta Evens Simons looks back on her childhood as a pioneer's daughter on a wheat farm far out West. Including both words and illustrations, Reta's vivid and often amusing account of her times and place makes history come to life.

More about this book at It Rained at Harvest Time: Memoirs from the Forever Prairie

What was it like, alone at 14, to travel from Western Canada east to live in Bryn Athyn, PA, USA? In 1929 Reta Evens Simons arrived in this unique town with both castle and Gothic cathedral, the lap of luxury during the Great Depression compared to the Dust Bowl back home. Reta describes her 1930's life, before, during & after living in the castle.

More about this book at After It Rained: Memoirs from the Prairies to Bryn Athyn, PA

images of Reta's oil paintings

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