Deeds of Darkness;
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Donna Fletcher Crow
Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more.
Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick.
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 5, 2017
Hooray—I managed to type 2017 the first time, so now I can wish all my readers and friends a very Happy New Year!
As to my garden report, one word sums it up—snow! More than I have seen in Boise in my very long memory. It certainly gives new meaning to the term White Garden.
As to my writing report, I can announce with a great sense of accomplishment that I have managed to publish two boxed sets of my backlist series:
The Daughters of Courage is my family saga of pioneers in the Idaho desert, loosely based on my own family history.
Three exceptional women: the indomitable Kathryn, her daughter Elizabeth and granddaughter Stephanie, must each face the challenges of her generation through days of struggle, loss and turmoil. And each, with strength of spirit and faith emerges victorious.
Kathryn pioneers in the Idaho desert where it’s one hundred six degrees and the nearest water is fifteen miles away in the Snake River. She learns to face rattlesnakes, coyotes and swarms of flying ants, but what about the human beings who would betray and even murder?
Elizabeth is devastated when the stock market crashes, engulfing the nation in the Great Depression. Overnight her dreams of attending college recede in the face of the fear that her parents will lose their farm. Is this one disaster that even Elizabeth’s confidence in hard work and God can’t overcome?
Stephanie is determined to change the world. Her friends are singing protest songs and marching on city hall, but Stephanie believes working within the system can achieve more. Until her efforts run afoul of Attorney General Carlton Sperlin, grandson of the man who wanted to marry her beloved grandmother Kathryn. But Stephanie, also like her grandmother, is engaged to a charming Scotsman—so at least her heart is safe from the strategies of her political opponent. Or is it?
Where There is Love is my series of historical romances set in the Anglican church in centuries past.
Six novels of the enduring legacy of love and faith. These are stories of real people and stirring historic events in England through the 18th and 19th centuries. Society leaders, university dons, famous preachers, celebrated sportsmen, powerful politicians, highwaymen and rogues… Stories told often in their own words as they direct—and are changed by—events of the day.
“Exhaustively researched…Crow’s series is done with great dignity and feeling.” John Mort, Booklist
“A fine novel…Of course, you must have this book!” Librarian’s World
“Engrossing reading.” Library Journal
Special bonus: The boxed set includes Where Love Triumphs my very first novel of the brilliant, but lame Brandley Hilliard whose encounters with the charming Elinor Silbert and the eminent theologian Charles Simeon show him a life beyond any his academic pursuits have taught him. Where Love Triumphs is available only in the boxed set.
Both sets are free on Kindle Unlimited and bargain priced if you don’t subscribe to that service.
And finally, for the Janeites among my subscribers, my video link this month is last years’ most popular from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath:The Promenade from Bath's annual Jane Austen Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Zd4rOi-vs . I especially enjoyed the children in their Regency costumes. If you want to know more about the Jane Austen Centre, my Jane Austen Encounter opens with Elizabeth and Richard exploring the Centre—beginning with afternoon tea, of course.
Happy reading! I look forward to visiting again next month.
Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com