Author Archives: Theresa

About Theresa

I live in an old farmhouse in upstate New York (no, *not* the big city!) in the country with my family, two dogs, two calves, and two horses. I love to cross stitch, quilt, read, and look at needlework blogs :) and I love coffee *and* tea!

The Glass-Blowers

“The Glass-Blowers” tells the story of a middle-class family in France just before and during the French revolution. Sophie Busson is the daughter of a master glassmaker and his wife, with three brothers and one sister. Her mother is formidable, … Continue reading

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Nine Coaches Waiting

Linda Martin’s life changed dramatically when she lost her parents at a young age and landed in an orphanage in England. Her English father and mostly-French mother had taught her well; she spoke both languages fluently and supported herself taking … Continue reading

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Silver Darlings

Finn is so excited. He is on his first voyage out with a crew of older seasoned fishermen. “The boat was open from stem to stern, without shelter or Berth, but when they had eaten, they did what they could … Continue reading

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The Cartographer of No Man’s Land

Angus MacGrath is an artist and coastal trader from Nova Scotia. “…sailing the Lauralee fed something deep, made him feel part of the grand sweep’’ – not of history, but of the sun’s first rays breaking over the curve of … Continue reading

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Good Daughters

“Stanley said to Judith how blessed they were in their daughters. Only Judith wondered whether this might be the last holiday they would have together as a family. The children had no thought of last things, confident that everything lay … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law

Molly Murphy is in trouble. Deciding to flee Ireland in order to avoid prosecution, Molly is able to secure a spot on the next boat out. Leaving in haste, Molly finds that she is able to assume the identity of … Continue reading

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One Pair of Hands

Monica is bored. Her life as a debutante is an endless round of exhausting gaiety and ‘pointless’ parties. She had tried the stage, and dressmaking, and neither seemed to be her cup of tea. What next? “I felt restless, dissatisfied, … Continue reading

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