Colonial American Christian Writers members Pamela Griffin, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, and Gina Welborn are teamed with Carol-award nominee Laurie Alice Eakes in this four novella collection published by Barbour in 2012.
|Laurie Alice Eakes, Gina Welborn, and Nick at Colonial Williamsburg|
Member Gina Welborn has her DEBUT in this North Carolina based colonial collection.
Laurie Alice Eakes, Pamela Griffin, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, and Gina Welborn
Review by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Highland Crossing is a four-novella collection of Scottish immigrants, centered around an heirloom brooch.
1739 - Healer of My Heart, By Pamela Griffin
To keep from being killed, Seona sneaks aboard a ship sailing to America. A healer, on the crossing she saves Colin’s brother. When they reach the colony of North Carolina, Colin brings her under his wing, placing her in a home near his in an isolated settlement. I love this novella and felt like Pamela took me right to the backwoods of colonial North Carolina. Wonderful love story by a fabulous story-teller!
1758 - Printed on My Heart, By Laurie Alice Eakes
The really fun part of reading this novella was that I took Laurie Alice around Colonial Williamsburg, with Gina, last year when she interviewed the printer there. Laurie Alice is blind but the reader would never know that reading her work. This novella is yet another example of this author’s ability to pack a shorter book (novella) with unbelievable details without sacrificing the integrity of the story. Laurie Alice has you loving poor Fiona and her hero Owain before you can say “I do”!!!
|Gina Welborn and Laurie Alice Eakes visit Colonial Williamsburg for research|
1789 – Sugarplum Hearts, By Gina Welborn
Seren Cardew is a candy maker. Finley Sinclair, a new immigrant from Scotland, aspires to become a broker. Except that he has no clients! These two were made for each other! This is Gina Welborn’s debut. Well done, Gina!
1815 - Heart’s Inheritance, By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Brynna Sinclair aspires to bring a museum to her town and cherishes history. She likes things to stay as they are. When Niall Cameron, a new Scottish immigrant, takes over at her workplace, she is sure his changes will bring ruin to the community. When he buys a building that Brynna has coveted for a museum, sparks fly.
Jennifer Hudson Taylor has two other Scottish trade length books under her belt and it shows in her knowledge. She also lives in North Carolina, where the story is set!
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