The interior of this tavern remains much as it did in 1775, when the first shots of the American Revolution were fired nearby. The historic front door is on display here, complete with a bullet hole—possibly from a British musket!
In keeping with the attitudes of the Colonial Patriots of 1775, some of you may prefer coffee rather than tea! Let your server know. But do join us as we serve some delightful coffee with fresh cream (if you so desire) or tea, gingerbread, and blueberry scones.
About Elaine's new historical:
|Fields of the Fatherless|
In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by the British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land—yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well?
Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems almost a certainty. Jason desperately wants to protect his family—his wife, children and grandchildren—and their future. Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst. But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur—right on the Russells’ doorstep. If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the colonists endangered? (Based on a true story.)
|Elaine Marie Cooper|
|Tamera Lynn Kraft|
Giveaways: Elaine is giving away a copy of Fields of the Fatherless to one of our readers. To be in the drawing, just leave a comment with your e-mail address and answer Elaine's question: Have you ever heard of Menotomy Village and its role in the Revolution before reading this post? And have you ever visited any historic sites in Massachusetts?
We also have a giveaway of Tammy's ebook. Leave your email address.
And we have a little gift bag for one of our winners with a cute floral jewelry or pill box, money Colonial currency--reproduction!) and an adorable little colonial Gentry couple! Tell us why you visit CQ to enter that giveaway.