The Lit Scene: On Reading HOPE FROM DAFFODILS by Karen Coulters and EBENEZER MUDGETT AND THE PINE TREE RIOT by Connie Evans

At the beginning of May, I had the pleasure of attending a book launch at LaBelle Winery for Hope from Daffodils, a debut novel by new local author Karen Coulters. It was a gorgeous and fun event, and I came home with a signed copy of Hope from Daffodils, as well as a signed novella by Connie Evans called Ebenezer Mudgett and the Pine Tree Riot, a book by another local author that I won as a raffle prize. (So fun, like I said!!)


As I understand it, both authors have been involved in The Weare (New Hampshire) Area Writers Group, and so I thought it would be nice to mention them both here and link to their author and book pages so you can learn more about them.

Author Website for Karen Coulters

Hope from Daffodils on Amazon

Ebenezer Mudgett and the Pine Tree Riot on Amazon

Hope from Daffodils is a romantic page-turner set in picturesque York, Maine, and also in New York City. I enjoyed the drama, the love, and the luscious details which instantly transport readers onto the scene. Find a cozy spot and get comfortable, as you’ll want to sit quietly with this book until it’s done.

Ebenezer Mudgett and the Pine Tree Riot is a novella of historical fiction inspired by “the true story of New Hampshire colonists who defied British rule in the spring of 1772, foreshadowing the Boston Tea Party.” It is a fascinating exploration of an important time in our local history. I learned so much, and want to share this one particular line that will stay with me (from page 26): “Tis dangerous to be right when the King is wrong.”

The theme of justice runs throughout each of these books, which is one of the reasons I enjoyed them so much. I hope you’ll check them out!



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