As a genealogy enthusiast, history aficionado, and fiction author I’m thrilled to share that my second book has been published. Colonial Courtships takes place in the charming 18th century Glassenbury, Connecticut. Drawing from my interest in my own New England ancestors, and featuring a surname from my family tree, unexpected adventure has the four Ingersoll brothers rethinking their futures. But will it thwart their plans for good or bring about four colonial courtships?
I invite you to visit me at Writing to Distraction to see where you can Meet the Authors of Colonial Courtships. You can also see my list of appearances around the web where you’ll find interviews, guest posts, reviews, with lots of chances to win a copy of the book. I’m also hosting a colonial gift basket giveaway from now until Oct. 21st.
Colonial Courtships is a novella collection, that features 4 short novels in one. Each story is connected by the family relationship of the Ingersoll brothers and centers around the family hostelry, The Red Griffin Inn. Here’s a sneak peak at my novella, Carving a Future:
Carving a Future – Connecticut, 1753: Ship figurehead carver Nathaniel Ingersoll has apprenticed for many years under his Uncle Phineas and hopes to become a master ship carver in his own right. Constance Starling was spirited away from England to the Connecticut coast as an indentured servant, arriving too ill for anyone to accept her. When Nathaniel takes pity on her, he purchases her contract. Has he jeopardized the future he has worked so hard to achieve for the welfare of a weakly servant?
To win a free copy of Colonial Courtships, please leave a comment and tell me about an interesting trade in your family history.