The Grenville Trilogy
First came Damned Yankee, published in 2014. It told the story of Jonathan Grenville, a Northerner, and his wife, Susan, a Southern cotton heiress, following them as they tried to hold their marriage and family together while the world around them exploded into Civil War. It covered the years 1861 to 1867,
In January, 2016, came Yankee Reconstructed, set amid the turmoil of the post-war years of Reconstruction, from 1867 to 1877. In the second volume, however, our focus turned to the Grenville children who were now grown up and establishing lives and families of their own within a framework of racial tensions and government corruption.
And now, waiting just off-stage is the third generation of Grenvilles--eight girls, the daughters of Jamey Grenville, the youngest son of Jonathan and Susan. In Yankee Daughters, the time frame is 1886 to 1920. Historians might refer to it as "The Progressive Age," but for the Grenville daughters, it is a time of clashing values. They are being raised as 19th-century girls, but they will have to learn how to live in a 20th-century world.
The new book is due out in December, so check back here frequently to check on its progress.