Category Archives: Civil War

‘Certain Liberties’ Publication Day

‘Certain Liberties’ Publication Day

Just in time for your summer reading list, Certain Liberties hits shelves today! It is available to buy from Amazon.com and other online book sellers worldwide. It also comes complete with a section dedicated to book club questions!

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement as Emily Alden prepares for her debut performance! You can find the Kindle and paperback editions on Amazon. Both are easily accessible from my Amazon author page.

 


“In this historical novel set in the 19th century, a young woman of uncommon musical talent longs for the freedom that’s typically reserved for men . . . The author masterfully sets the historical stage – the United States as it devolves into the Civil War – and she addresses the issue of slavery with nuance and rigor . . . a riveting storyline. Emily is a delightfully complex mix of defiance and prudence, as she learns early in life that “there’s a very narrow line to negotiate between freedom and responsibility for women.” . . . Stark’s prose is reliably lucid and consistently faithful to the setting . . . An emotionally affecting and historically edifying tale.” – Kirkus Reviews

Invisible Women

Invisible Women

“A historian must “reconstruct” history by using “historical imagination” to “re-enact” the thought processes of historical persons based on information and evidence from historical sources.” The Idea of History– R. G. Collingwood ******** If we’re referring only to the images in our brains from light hitting objects in front of us, then people from the… Continue Reading

This Old House

This old house feels so new. ‘Born’ in the 1800’s, two years after the end of the civil war, to be precise, it nonetheless has the fresh energy and hopeful lift of youth.  Of course, identifying when an historic house was built always raises more questions than it answers. What signified the start of its… Continue Reading