by Donna Mabry
Donna Mabry wrote an endearing book set in the late 1800′s about the Manhattan, KS area. The story starts with Emma, age 9, stumbling into Pillsbury Crossing and Akecheta, age 12, rescuing her. A bond is set between the two as they grow up. Akecheta, alias Isaac Matthew, heads to College in New York City and leaves Emma behind to finish her high school years. While in New York, Akecheta is exposed to a whole new world and falls in love with a beautiful woman there. Emma has her heart set on marrying Akecheta, so when she finds out he intends to marry another she is heart broken. Pillsbury Crossing tells the story of a country boy who is given the chance to see and be a part of a totally different world.