December is a lovely time to celebrate the release of Legacy of Deer Run. And although the characters in the story do not attend a church where Christmas is celebrated, I managed to work in a tender Christmas story in the chapter entitled “Gift.” Here is an excerpt with...Read More
I am delighted to share the book launch of my fellow author and friend, Janet S. Grunst. Her debut novel, A Heart Set Free, is releasing today! Welcome Janet! 1. God often teaches us something through our writing. What did you learn about life, faith, or yourself in the process...Read More
Some things were very much the same during Thanksgiving of 1800 (discussion about elections and the electoral college) yet some were quite different—like women not being able to vote! Here is the Thanksgiving scene from Legacy of Deer Run, releasing on December 8: “So...Read More
I was SO impressed with the submissions for this contest! All of the contestants were very creative and it made it difficult to narrow it down. When all was said and done, however, a choice had to be decided. So my publisher and I have chosen… IN PURSUIT OF LIBERTY...Read More
Historical Fiction that Grabs your Heart & Feeds your Soul
Author/Speaker Elaine Marie Cooper is a self-described history geek. Her bookshelves are filled with volumes about the American Revolution, an era she became fascinated with when growing up in Massachusetts.
She has two award-winning books, Fields of the Fatherless (YA historical) and Bethany’s Calendar (Memoir of her daughter’s battle with brain cancer).
Her most recent publications are Road to Deer Run and Promise of Deer Run, Books 1 and 2 of the Deer Run Saga. These are historical romances set in Colonial America and follow 3 generations of one family. Legacy of Deer Run (Book 3) will be released in December 2016. Saratoga Letters will release in October 2016 and will be a historical romantic suspense set in both 1777 and 1977. Can’t wait to share more about these upcoming releases!
Fields of the Fatherless is historical fiction based on a true event. Set in Menotomy Village, Massachusetts at the opening of the American Revolution, readers will learn of a little known yet critical battle that took place on April 19, 1775. As seen through the eyes of 18-year-old Betsy Russell, the opening of the war is felt through the women and children trying to survive while the Minutemen fight for independence.
Fields of the Fatherless—Winner of:
2014 Selah Award, YA Fiction
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Best Religious Fiction
2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Best YA Religious Fiction
To purchase Fields of the Fatherless click here.Read More
It is 1777. The Battle of Saratoga, a turning point of the Revolutionary War, encourages the American Continental Army with their first great victory. But there seemed little to celebrate for one patriotic woman forced to nurse wounded British soldiers right in their war camp. Thrust into deception by a cruel Loyalist uncle, Abigail is forced to lie in order to survive, all the while dealing with fears that challenge her faith. Danger stalks her everywhere, yet her salvation springs from an unexpected source.
Two hundred years later, on the anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga, thousands arrive from Europe and the United States to celebrate the event—including descendants from the war. One young American, Abby, meets another offspring of a British soldier. When her life is threatened, Abby turns to the only person she knows at the event—her British ally. Can she trust him with her life? Or will he betray her in the same way Loyalist spies betrayed her ancestors? Perhaps letters from long ago will reveal the truth.
Saratoga Letters is as beautifully titled as it is written. Poignant and suspenseful by turns, and graced with an uncommon spiritual depth, this novel is historical fiction that truly grabs your heart and feeds your soul. My favorite Elaine Cooper story to date!
Laura Frantz, The Mistress of Tall Acre
Saratoga Letters effortlessly takes readers into the Revolutionary War and beyond as strong-willed women put readers under their spell. As satisfying a historical novel you will ever find.
Peter Leavell, Award Winning Author of Gideon’s Call
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