Thu, Oct 28|
S. Seems Antiques
Book Signing with Wendy Stanley
The Power to Deny wins 1st Place Blue Ribbon Award in the GOETHE Book Awards for post-1750s Historical Fiction
Time & Location
Oct 28, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
S. Seems Antiques, 100 N Chestnut St, Bath, PA 18014, USA
About the event
Who can attend: Open to the Public
About the Book:
The Power to Deny purchase on Amazon.
Young and brilliant poet Elizabeth Graeme comes of age in colonial Philadelphia bearing an exceptional talent for writing and an unwillingness to be like all the other young women around her. After a successful trip to England and an audience with the king, the sudden death of her mother and two failed romances leave Elizabeth reeling. Back in Philadelphia, she uses her literary talent, intellect, widening social circle, and status as a prominent physician’s daughter to navigate her colonial life as a single woman. That is, until the night Henry Fergusson arrives in her parlor. Elizabeth marries Henry four months later in a secret nighttime wedding, against her father’s wishes. As a new wife, Elizabeth is stunned to see that Pennsylvania is marching towards revolutionary war. Suddenly, Elizabeth’s hometown becomes the seat and heart of the rebel government as the thirteen colonies turn their backs on the all-powerful British empire. Bloodshed ensues. With battles of the American Revolution on her doorstep, Elizabeth realizes that she is a new American—and an ardent patriot. Her new husband, however, is staunchly loyal to the British crown. Elizabeth stands to lose everything.
About the Author:
Wendy Long Stanley is a writer and historian who loves to write about the women that history has forgotten. Her first novel, The Power to Deny, about the extraordinary life of Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson of Graeme Park, won a 1st Place Blue Ribbon Award in the GOETHE Book Awards for post-1750s Historical Fiction. In addition to writing fiction, Wendy is completing a Master's Degree in Public History from La Salle University. She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with her husband and two teenage daughters.