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BOISE, ID, February 04, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The state of Idaho recently unveiled the Spirit Of Idaho Women statue on the Idaho state capitol lawn. People love monuments for a variety of reasons. Some may find them to be symbols of cultural or historical significance and feel a connection to them as a result. Others may appreciate the artistic or architectural beauty of a monument, while others may find monuments to be important markers of a specific event or person and feel that they help to preserve memories or stories. Preserving those stories is key for bestselling author Donna Fletcher Crow and nowhere is that more clearly demonstrated in her 'Daughters Of Courage Trilogy'.
The series, a sweeping family saga, will help today's women find inspiration to triumph in the challenges we all face. For the 'Daughters of Courage' series, an Idaho pioneer family saga, Crow turned to stories of her own family. To celebrate the spirit of these pioneer women, Crow visited the new monument and published a number of photographs in a recent blog post. In that post she stated:
"The statue honors forward thinking women who follow in the footprints of the stalwart women who survived—and even thrived—through times of hardship and turmoil. As desert pioneers, through the great depression, in wartime, and in times of political turmoil Idaho women built homes, nurtured their families, supported churches, and even shaped careers.
"The unveiling of the statue celebrated women's suffrage. Idaho women were granted the right to vote almost a quarter of a century before the 19th amendment extended the right to all women in the U.S. Strong women advocating votes for women led Idaho's Legislature to pass an amendment to Idaho's constitution allowing women the right in 1891.
"But the fight was not won. Although the amendment passed nearly 2-1, the state board of canvassers did not ratify the result. Again, women leaders stepped forward, leading the charge to bring the case before the Idaho Supreme Court. The women prevailed. Idaho women were granted the right to vote in 1896, fourth state in the nation to do so, according to an article in the "Idaho Press" on Dec 13, 2022.
"At the unveiling, Idaho's First Lady Teresa Little said that the sculpture commemorates Idaho women's suffrage and recognizes the contributions of women past, present and future. Kathryn, Elizabeth and Stephanie, heroines of the 'Daughters of Courage' family saga, depict just such women."
The full text of the piece is available at https://donnafletchercrow.com/p/485/Inspiring-Statue-Unveiled-at-Idah ... eous-Women.
Crow said, "It is my hope that this statue and the true stories in my books will help all people, both women and men, to draw strength and understanding from the past, courage to work to improve our world today, and inspiration for a bright future."
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. Many of her books have been bestsellers in their categories, including 'A Most Inconvenient Death', which achieved #1 bestseller status in Christian Suspense. 'The Fields of Bannockburn', the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part I: Scotland, The Struggle for a Nation is based, was listed as Fiction Bestseller by Christian Book Distributors and 'The Banks of the Boyne', the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part II: Ireland, The Pursuit of Peace is based, hit #3 Best-Selling Fiction.
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.
'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 recently completed 10-volume Celtic Cross series covers the history of Scotland and Ireland. The leading historic figures of the day interact with fictional characters to bring the stirring events alive. Each epoch is tied to the series with the on-going events in the lives of modern young people as old wars and current conflicts keep them striving to find answers that provide hope for the future. The series is comprised of 10 novels. 'The Keeper of the Stone,' book 1 in the series is currently #1 on Amazon for Historical Scottish fiction.
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 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', 'An All-Consuming Fire' and the newly-released 'Against All Fierce Hostility.'
Where There is Love is a 6-book series of the enduring legacy of love and faith all based on historic people and events. The titles are: 'Where Love Begins', 'Where Love Illumines', 'Where Love Triumphs', 'Where Love Restores', 'Where Love Shines', and 'Where Love Calls'.
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 [email protected]. 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.
About Donna Fletcher Crow:
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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