I’m so excited about Susan F. Craft’s new book, Laurel. I love Susan’s writing so much I read this compelling story in one sitting! I couldn’t put it down.
The book is about a young couple whose daughter is kidnapped by slave runners in the backwoods of South Carolina. The couple hunts for their daughter in the wilderness and finally track her to the shores of the Atlantic at Charleston. While in Charleston, the mother, Lilyan, is recognized as a former patriot who murdered a British officer (I won’t say why, you’ll have to read the book to find out.) She’s thrown into jail and confined with prostitutes, thieves and murderers. Her husband, Nicholas, fights to set her free, and continue the search for their missing daughter.
Susan’s writing is so good I was never distracted by writing craft while reading her book. (This happens to me sometimes as a writer.) Instead, I lost myself in the story. It’s easy to do because Susan writes vivid description and deep internal emotion and motivation brilliantly.
Susan’s extensive research and travel to the locations of her novels comes through in her writing. I truly felt I was there with Lilyan and Nicholas searching for their daughter.
On her website, http://www.susanfcraft.com, she has over twenty years of research on a wide range of topics. She says: “I knew I’d never be able to write enough novels to use all my “historical treasures,” so I decided to share and put them on my website.”
You can follow Susan here:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/susanfcraft @susanfcraft
Be sure to check out Susan’s other book: The Chamomile.
I bought Susan’s book, Laurel, on my own. This review is my unsolicited opinion. If you want to know what makes for good historical fiction writing, read a Susan F. Craft novel!
I give Laurel five big fat stars!
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Karla, my heart is skipping and my eyes are welling up. That you like Laurel so much… well…it’s very moving.
It is a well-deserved review. Your hard work is obvious. Can’t wait for the next one! Write on!
A great review of what sounds like a terrific book. I plan to read it very soon. I’m excited for you, Susan. You are a great writer.
Thank you for your praise and encouragement, Janet. To God be the glory.
Janet, you will love this book! So glad you stopped by.