Friday, February 10, 2017

New Historical Novel by Judith Bixby Boling

On a cold night in November 1865, Michael Llewellyn informs his only daughter, Priscilla, that she is betrothed to Josiah Pennyman, a man she has never met. Six months later. she boards the Emma, a merchant ship, to travel from Boston to the Pennyman cattle ranch outside Corpus Christi, Texas.

Denied the company of her lady’s maid, Priscilla embarks on the journey alone. Faced with superstitious seaman, the treacherous coral reefs off the Florida Keys, and her own doubts, she resolves to honor her father’s wishes.

But when Josiah Pennyman reveals his true nature, she hope only to escape this man, and Texas, with her life.

Judith Boling’s love of history led her to write this book. She and her husband have been American Civil War reenactors for thirteen years. She often portrays a Union woman living alone in a small town. As such, she is a member of a Soldier Aid Society, knitting socks and mittens for the brave soldiers. On occasion, she has been known to disguise herself as a Union soldier and join a mounted artillery battery.
A native Californian, she lives in Visalia with her husband, Roger. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Priscilla Alone is her first novel. She is currently writing Together Alone, the continuing story of Priscilla Llewellyn and Elizabeth Owens. Publication of Rachel's Ghost, her second book, is  anticipated sometime this spring.
Priscilla Alone is available on Amazon and as a Kindle eBook.

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