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Sally Gunning
Sally Cabot Gunning lives with her husband in Brewster on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where her roots go back over three centuries. She came to writing at a young age, driven to it in desperation one rainy day when she ran out of books. Today Gunning focuses on digging out the back story to the... show more
Sally Cabot Gunning lives with her husband in Brewster on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where her roots go back over three centuries. She came to writing at a young age, driven to it in desperation one rainy day when she ran out of books. Today Gunning focuses on digging out the back story to the history that we thought we knew but didn't, and giving it a human face.

(Pseudonym for Sally Cabot Gunning)
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Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 8 years ago
A very enjoyable novel set in 18th century Boston and the town of Satucket. Jane Clarke struggles with the choice of Phinnie Paine as her husband, and suddenly refuses his suit. As a punishment she is sent to Boston, but finds that there is just as much trouble there as well. Good writing, interesti...
Merle
Merle rated it 8 years ago
Lyddie Berry is a 39-year-old woman living in Satucket (now Brewster) on Cape Cod in 1761. When her husband dies in an accident, she’s expected to hand over control of her life to her recently-acquired son-in-law, as her closest male relative.... but when she realizes she’s not ready to sign over he...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 9 years ago
This is one of the smartest, well-written books that I've read set in Colonial America. The author knows her setting, the time, and the history, and crafts a knockout of a story. And she doesn't let it dwindle into a sloppy romance or oversentimentalize anything. Very much recommended. Did anyone el...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 9 years ago
I'm a bit at a loss at how to describe this novel -- but in a good way. Set around 1770 in tumultuous Massachusetts in the months leading up to the Boston Massacre, this novel features a young woman, Jane Clarke, who is sent from her childhood home on the Cape to care for an elderly aunt in Boston....
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it 9 years ago
Note: I won a copy of this book through participating in a Goodreads giveaway on this site. Thank you to Goodreads and the parties that made this possible. I love historical fiction -- in fact, it is my second favorite genre behind fantasy. Even so, I could be quite particular about the kind of book...
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