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.
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!