Karen Hood-Caddy is an avid nature lover and the author of five novels. Her first novel in The Wild Place Adventure Series, Howl, was nominated for the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award and the Violet Downey Book Award. She lives on Georgian Bay, Ontario.
The life of fiftyish Jessie Dearborn takes an unexpected turn when a ruthless developer threatens to cut down century-old trees in her small northern town in order to build a condominium. Surprising even herself, she steps in front of a chainsaw to defend the trees she loves. As the fight to save the trees intensifies, a group of gutsy, quick-witted older women joins the battle and explodes the issue into the newsmedia. At this turning point in her life, a native man helps Jessie by teaching her to trust her own instincts. Passion erupts between them and Jessie discovers a middle-aged sexuality as hot as the midday sun. Like a Group of Seven painting, Tree Fever is a love affair with nature, its wisdom, raw colours and elemental beauty.