Here is another fun author I can wholeheartedly get behind. Josi Kilpack has written many beautiful stories, but some of my favorites of hers are her historical romances that delve into true life historical figures lives and their loves. I read Lady of the Lakes about Sir Walter Scott and his love interests, and it was fascinating. She has a gift for words and bringing life to the past.
When Harriet Beecher marries Calvin Stowe on January 6, 1836, she is sure her future will be filled romance, eventually a family, and continued opportunities to develop as a writer. Her husband Calvin is completely supportive and said she must be a literary woman. Harriet’s sister, Catharine, worries she will lose her identity in marriage, but she is determined to preserve her independent spirit. Deeply religious, she strongly believes God has called her to fulfill the roles of wife and writer and will help her accomplish everything she was born to do.
Two months after her wedding Harriet discovers she is pregnant just as Calvin prepares to leave for a European business trip. Alone, Harriet is overwhelmed—being a wife has been harder than she thought and being an expectant mother feels like living Continue reading