Georgetown author spins suspense, romance in new novel

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Author Marie Bockmon Cariker announces the nationwide release of her new novel, “Emily: 1873.” This book’s hardback edition will be released next month.

“Emily” is a novel of intrigue and mystery. The reader will wonder why Aunt Helen thinks little Beth, who died in January, will come back to her. As soon as Emily reads letters from her aunt, she makes plans to leave her home on Staten Island and travel by steamboat to Jefferson, Texas.  She must unravel the reasons for her aunt’s mental state. It will be a long journey via New Orleans aboard the Texana, but she has to go in spite of objections from her mother.

Along the way, as the Texana plows through the waters of the Red River, Emily meets Jason, who she finds both fascinating and frustrating at the same time. She can’t allow herself to become romantically inclined with him because of the fact that she is about to become engaged to Charles, her childhood friend. She has determined to dedicate herself to quickly do what she has to do in Jefferson at Dixon Manor and get back to Richmondtown, her home on Staten Island. Will she be able to stay close to her plan? Find out in this engrossing new read.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Cariker became drawn to the rich history of Jefferson, Texas, while visiting relatives of her late husband. She was married to writer Marc Bockmon, who, before his death, encouraged her to write. Thus, “Emily” was born. Cariker lives in Georgetown, Texas.

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