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WILMINGTON, NC, July 03, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Multi-award winning author Donna Fletcher Crow is not a psychic nor can she see into the future. Yet the titles in her Daughters of Courage Family Saga Series, available since 2016, seem to mirror current events. A devastating pandemic, economic depression, protests and riots all figure prominently in the stories presented in her highly acclaimed historical series. Within the pages of these books, drawn from her own family history, readers will certainly find events with which they can identify. They will also find inspiration, courage and faith. Above all, Crow's compelling stories offer all of us reasons to feel optimistic and confident that times will certainly change for the better.
Speaking of the timeliness of her current new releases, Crow said:
"'How do you do it?' the editor for my Daughters of Courage family saga asked. She was amazed that book 1 'Kathryn' dealt with a small community that had been entirely wiped out by disease in its early days but came back to flourish; book 2 'Elizabeth' is about survival and triumph in economic depression; and book 3 'Stephanie' shows my characters achieving concord during a time of civil unrest, protest and riots.
"'That's the thing about writing history,' I replied. I never attempt to write to current events, I simply try to tell each story as accurately as I can in its own context. I let events speak for themselves. It is amazing, though, how often through the years my historical novels—many of them set hundreds of years ago—reflect events we are dealing with today in our own very modern society.
"I believe this is one of the values of history: it shows us what people before us have gone through, how they survived, and demonstrates that we, too will be able to overcome our challenges."
1970s America, protest, riots, war, yet Stephanie is determined to make a difference from within the system. When her father Eliot Hamilton becomes ill and she is thrust into the Idaho State Legislature to fill his seat she is determined to make her mark with a housing subsidy bill—a stance that puts her into direct conflict with Attorney General Carlton Sperlin, grandson of the man who wanted to marry her beloved grandmother Kathryn. But Stephanie, also like her grandmother, is engaged to a charming Scotsman—so at least her heart is safe from the strategies of her political opponent. Or is it?
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 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'.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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