The Early Path Series
The Broken Violin is the first book in The Early Path Series. It is the story of a courageous woman doing the right thing and suffering for her actions during the Revolutionary War in the 1770s. In spite of the odds against her survival, she not only finds safe harbor but is surprised by love.
Although Abigail Bosworth’s life in The Broken Violin takes place more than two centuries ago, the challenges she faces are similar to many challenges today. Alone in a violent world, she searches for a way to follow her faith and find a path of peace and love in the midst of war. I hope your lives will be touched by her inner strength and courage to do the right thing.
Now another new adventure starts! The second book of The Early Path Series is A Woman Called Red, and it continues the time period of the late 1700s through the early 1800s. In the years after the Revolutionary War, seventeen-year-old Hannah Anderson’s life changes drastically. In the once peaceful setting of a mission in eastern Ohio, which was called the Northwest Territory at the time, the threat of war fills the air.
Worse yet, Hannah’s beloved mother and baby brother die, which leaves an unfillable void in the Anderson household. When her preacher father becomes despondent and unapproachable, Hannah seeks solace in the forest, and by chance, meets an enigmatic stranger who befriends her. Tragedy strikes, however, and Hannah tries to make sense of her life after a devastating injury.
Against the backdrop of Native tribes converging for battle in a vast area of land bordering the Great Lakes, Hannah faces abandonment by her father and an arranged marriage. While contemplating her own personal issues, she is captured by a militant tribe and nearly killed. The story culminates in the Battle of Fallen Timbers in my home state of Ohio, and Hannah’s ultimate choice for her future.
Both of my series are standalone fiction. The books can be read in any order as each one stands alone with new characters and historical events. My first series, The Indian Path Series (about the Indian Wars in the late 1800s) is a sister series to my new series, The Early Path Series (featuring an earlier time period from the Revolutionary War through the early 1800s). In both series, fictional characters weave through the historical events of the times.
All of my books have one thing in common. The heroine searches for a way to follow her faith and find a path of peace and love in the midst of dangerous times. I hope your lives will be touched by the inner strength and courage of my characters. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
There is a book signing from 12-2 pm on November 16th for my new book, A Woman Called Red, at Barnes & Noble, Fallen Timbers. I am especially excited about the signing as the Battle of Fallen Timbers is written about in my book. If you're in the Toledo/Maumee area, hope you can make it!