All Press Releases for March 27, 2020

Donna Fletcher Crow, Award Winning Novelist Of British History, Announces Release Of Historical Novel, Where Love Calls, With A Covid-19 Type Episode In China Over 100 Years Ago As Background

Crow writes meticulously researched, entertaining novels of romance, history and mystery in an engaging you-are-there style that allows readers to live the history.



    WILMINGTON, NC, March 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Award winning author Donna Fletcher Crow has announced the re-release of 'Where Love Calls,' book 6 in her Where There is Love series. Coincidentally the story line of the novel depicts events eerily similar to the current Covid-19 epidemic that occurred in China in 1880.

Disease rages in China, but missionary Harold Schofield never ceases his work or his prayers for God to send more workers to that land. In England, Kynaston Studd is the first within his circle of wealthy, popular athletes and university men to set his heart on going to China. But God seems to be calling his friends there instead of him. Meanwhile, Hilda Beauchamp is horrified to find herself falling in love with the man she had intended for her sister. The Cambridge Seven changed the world; but first, they had to let God change them.

Release of this book completes the re-release of the entire Where There Is Love series – the first time in print in over 20 years. The series centers on the enduring legacy of love and faith and features powerful stories of real people and stirring events inspiring readers anew today. The Where There Is Love series is Crow's first and most successful series. Since 1986 it has been published in 6 editions, under various titles, in 5 formats and welcomed with enthusiasm by readers around the world.

In a recent blog post on her website entitled "China Burning," Crow offers an extensive sample from the book that describes the situation in China during those years. This sample, found at https://donnafletchercrow.com/p/398/China-Burning, underscores Crow's unparalleled ability to transport readers to other times and places through her use of descriptive prose and rich, granular detail.

In introducing that post she states, "While our world is in the grip of the Covid-19 virus, it's instructive to ponder how history repeats itself. And how Good ultimately triumphs. Here, lifted from the pages of my newly re-released 'Where Love Calls', book 6 in the Where There is Love Series, we have scenes from China, 1880-1883, as another contagious epidemic rages. Yet, God brings glory from it."

Crow further says, "This is just one more example of what I love about writing history—it is always up-to-date. Whether providing an object lesson or a mirror for our time, I'm always actually writing about now. I have learned that whatever we are going through at the moment, it has always been darker before—and we have always triumphed."

The six books in the Where There Is Love series feature a significant number of historic people and events from the 18th and 19th centuries:

Where Love Begins: John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, William Law and the Countess of Huntingdon

Where Love Illumines: Charles Wesley, John Berridge, Rowland Hill and the Countess of Huntingdon.

Where Love Triumphs: Charles Simeon and Robert Hall.

Where Love Restores: Charles Simeon, William Wilberforce, the Earl of Harrowby and Dudley Ryder,

Where Love Shines: Florence Nightingale, Lord Shaftesbury and Charles Spurgeon.

Where Love Calls: Dwight L. Moody, Ira Sankey, Harold Schofield, The Cambridge Seven (including C.T. Studd) and Hudson Taylor.

Readers and reviewers alike have given the series high praise:

Exhaustively researched . . . Crow's series [is] done with great dignity and feeling. ~ John Mort, Booklist

[R]eflects the author's love for English literature and English history . . . enjoyable and dramatic. ~ B. W., Bookstore Journal

[Crow] combines extensive research with her lifetime love of English literature and history. Readers who enjoy historical fiction will want to add this book to their collections. ~ Z.L., Bookstore Journal

The author has skillfully blended true historical accounts to bring to life real persons in the context of their struggle to learn and live the true Christian faith. Your library should have all the series. ~ MB, Librarian's World

This series is a compliment to the historical fiction genre.~ Living Streams

Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 50 books, mostly novels of British history. She has taken a number of high-level industry awards for her work. 'Glastonbury' is her best-known book, which received the prestigious First Place, Historical Novel, award from the National Federation of Press Women. Readers and reviewers have raved about 'Glastonbury', calling it "The best of its kind," "richly fascinating," "beautifully researched," "gloriously evocative," and "panoramic." One Amazon reader said, "WHAT a work! Every reader can be enveloped in the sheer scope and quality, every historian be constantly nodding at the precise detail and accuracy, and every Christian can rejoice in the fullness of scripture. For me it is simply beyond descriptive praise. I would urge all who value truth to treat themselves to a feast."

The Monastery Murders Series features atmospheric contemporary crimes with their roots buried deep in the middle ages. Books in the series include 'A Very Private Grave', 'A Darkly Hidden Truth', 'An Unholy Communion', 'A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary' and 'An All-Consuming Fire' and the upcoming 'Against All Fierce Hostility.'

The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries is a literary suspense series using literary figures as background: Rudyard Kipling in 'The Flame Ignites', Dorothy L Sayers in 'The Shadow of Reality', Shakespeare in 'A Midsummer Eve's Nightmare', and Jane Austen in both 'A Jane Austen Encounter' and 'A Most Singular Venture'. Watch for 'A Prodigious Sum of Corpses: Seeking Sanditon at Jane Austen's Seashore', which will take readers to all of Austen's favorite seashore resorts. Accounts of Crow's visits to these sites are available on her blog under the heading "Jane Austen Seashore Tour."

The Lord Danvers Victorian true-crime series is an Amazon bestseller in the British Detectives category. Books in the series include 'A Lethal Spectre', 'A Most Inconvenient Death', 'Grave Matters', 'To Dust You Shall Return' and 'A Tincture of Murder'. Donna provides a no-charge download of 'A Tincture of Murder' for those who sign up for her newsletter. More information is available at her website.

The Daughters of Courage, 'Kathryn', 'Elizabeth' and 'Stephanie' is a pioneer family saga based on the stories of Crow's own family and other Idaho pioneers in the Kuna, Nampa and Boise area. A short story on her blog entitled "A Nostalgic Fourth of July" is based on a scene from 'Kathryn: Days of Loss and Hope'.

Donna Fletcher Crow's awards include:

Where Love Begins, Best Historical Romance, Pinnacle Awards 2019
A Lethal Spectre, Best Mystery, Pinnacle Awards, 2019
Glastonbury, First Place, Historical Fiction, National Federation of Press Women Award of Merit
The Banks of the Boyne, Silver Angel; First Place Historical Fiction, National Federation Press Women
The Fields of Bannockburn, First Place Historical Fiction, National Federation Press Women
Professional Achievement Award, Northwest Nazarene College
Juvenile Books Award of Merit, Idaho Press Women
Top Idaho Author
Pacesetter Award, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Outstanding Historical Fiction, Idaho Press Women, National Federation of Press Women,
Idaho Writer of the Year
Best Inspirational Novel, Finalist Romance Writers of America
Writer of the Year, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference

Donna is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at donna@donnafletchercrow.com. All of her books are available at online book retailers. More information, including a no-charge download of 'A Tincture of Murder', is available at her website at https://www.donnafletchercrow.com.

Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren living on 3 continents. Donna is a former English literature teacher and lifelong Anglophile. Idahoans with long memories will remember her as a former Queen of the Snake River Stampede, Miss Rodeo Idaho and runner-up for Miss Rodeo America. She is an enthusiastic gardener.

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