Deeds of Darkness;
Deeds of Light
Donna Fletcher Crow
Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more.
Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick.
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 11, 2016
The newly released Where Love Restores, Where There is Love (formerly To be Worthy, the Cambridge Chronicles) has always been one of my favorites because it is the most thoroughly historical. This is a true story. I often say, “Even the animals are historical.”
The families of both the hero and the heroine were leaders socially, politically and religiously and, fortunately, both families have preserved their family records to professional standards. Indeed, the muniments of the Ryder family—the earls of Harrowby—although kept at Sandon Hall at the time of my research, are maintained under the auspices of...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 23, 2016
A review should be as much fun to read as the book itself. Sheila Deeth, an Amazon Top Reviewer, achieves that high level in her review of Where Love Illumines, book 2 in the Where There is Love series.
And, as a bonus, this is two reviews in one because she shares charming comments from her mum in England. Thank you, Sheila and Mum!
“What a wonderful story," says my mother. "As a Methodist of 85 years standing I have read a lot about the early days of Methodism, both in stories and in factual accounts. The background to this book and the accuracy of the descriptions, both of apparel and of stately homes is astonishing. It is hard to realise that the book was written by an American author. I began to read it halfway...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 11, 2016
The Idaho Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America has an annual summer picnic which we sometimes bill as our Box Hill picnic after the pivotal scene in Emma. This years’ event was held today in the beautiful garden of one of our members. We held our annual book exchange where members bring Jane Austen themed books to share, had a short business meeting, and most of all enjoyed the delicious dishes members brought to share and visiting with like-minded friends.
Here I am setting out with my English cake (brought from Canada) and enjoying a mimosa with...
By Fay Sampson ~ May 16, 2016
It began when my young grandson came home from school saying that his homework was to find out what he could about his family roots. Our son rang us to see if we could help. From then on, both he and I were smitten with the family history bug. It appeals to me for all sorts of reasons.
Before I became a writer I was a mathematics teacher. It’s all about solving problems. Sometimes the progression back from...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ May 13, 2016
Where There is Love continues with another enduring true story of faith and struggle in eighteenth century England: Mary Tudway is forced to choose between two worlds: the pleasurable life of her high society friends Sarah Child, heiress of Osterley Park, and the Bishop of Raphoe and his dashing Nephew, Roger; or the life of...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ May 10, 2016
Sally Wright's wonderful new novel Behind the Bonehouse launches today. In celebration of this publishing event I am privileged to share Sally's story with my readers. Such an in-depth interview is unusual for this very private author and such a lengthy post is unusual for this blog, but I believe you'll agree the content is worth it for its insight into a writer's life and to add extra meaning to your reading of this exceptional novel.
Building a Bonehouse
Right after I’d finished writing Breeding Ground in August 2013, and was about to begin a...