Courageous Women Throughout History

The women of the past were brave and spirited ladies who knew what they wanted in life and wanted to make a difference in the community where they lived. There were many who spoke out on women’s rights.

Do you have some courageous ancestors that were an influence on you? I had a great grandmother who stood up for her rights and would not allow anyone to intimidate her. She was told by a group of men that if she denounced her religion then they would not burn down her home. The leader of the mob was a large burly man and she had every right to be frightened. But Martha would not give in to fear. She was a devout Christian and would not deny her Faith. With strength and courage, she stomped her foot and said: “You may burn it and be damned.”

I had another great grandmother who was an influence on my life. When she saw some thieves stealing her grapes, she knew they would not be afraid of her if she tried to chase them off. An idea came to her. Frances put on her husband’s cavalry uniform, tucked her hair inside his hat, and grasped his sword from its scabbard. Bravely marching outside onto the porch, she brandished the weapon in a threatening manner and demanded in a loud voice “Leave or perish!” I’m sure she smiled inside when she saw them take off like scared rabbits.

My great grandmothers were an example to me. If I were in either of my grandmother’s shoes, I wonder if I would have had that much courage. After reading their biographies, I took their stories and created a series of novellas called Women of Courage.

In The Light at the End of the Tunnel, Hannah is a young single mother who has had some hardships since arriving in America. But the trials in her life only make her stronger. Wanting to be independent, she opens a hot chocolate shop. At first, it’s a struggle. But she will not give up.

In A Lady of Refinement, Serenity is an educated young woman from Wales. After arriving in America, she decides to teach adults how to read and write. She is determined to help the citizens learn the enjoyment of reading. One of her favorite books is Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. No one seems to measure up to this valiant knight until Jonathan comes along.

In A Mississippi Sunset, Laura gives lectures regularly, encouraging women to fight for their beliefs and be heard. Equality is her message. But she soon finds out that women who speak publicly are looked down upon and criticized, saying it is unwomanly and unchristian to speak publicly. But she has faith in God and knows He will help her in the cause for justice.

Women of Courage Series

The Light at the end of the Tunnel: When Thomas finds out that Hannah’s shop is struggling, he comes to the rescue with a clever plan. Will she agree to such an unconventional idea? Can he convince her to find room in her heart for one more person?

A Lady of Refinement: When Jonathan meets Serenity, an educated and courageous woman from Wales, he becomes intrigued with her and wonders how he can win her heart. Her brother gives him some advice, but Jonathan begins to question his wisdom. Should he trust his friend or is he leading him astray?

A Mississippi Sunset: When Deputy Davies meets Laura, he is intrigued with her independent nature. He admires her spunk and wonders if such a woman would be interested in a small town deputy like himself.

A Delightful Fairytale Romance

When Emmalene’s father brags that she can spin straw into gold, word soon reaches the king and she is taken to him to prove she has this ability. Knowing magic is outlawed in the kingdom, she has kept her own magical ability a secret but spinning straw into gold was impossible for her to do. Now she must prove her father’s tale to be true or risk the wrath of the king. 

The only person who can save her is the legendary Rumpelstilkin. When he doesn’t appear, but sends one of his followers, she is grateful for his assistance but soon finds that she is falling for the charming man. When the king begins to show interest in Emmalene, will she choose to follow her heart or sacrifice her happiness to save the lives of those she loves?

Short Stories to Brighten Your Day

Intriguing Escapades, Holidays in Willow Valley, and Tales of Willow Valley are full-length books filled with short stories that will uplift your day. Holidays and Tales are historical romances, which takes you into the 1800s. The romance in each of these stories draws the reader into a world of wonder. Intriguing Escapades has some romantic moments with a mystery to solve in each story. All three books are available as an ebook, paperback, and Audible Audiobooks.

Historical Romance with a Mystery to Solve

The Willow Valley series has humor, adventure, romance, and mystery. Set in the 1800s, each book is family friendly for both adults and teens. The first book in this series is One Last Dance, which will keep you guessing until the end of the book. The second book is Angel’s Serenade and the third is A Pleasant Rivalry. In this historical romance series, there is a mystery to solve. But it may not be what you expected.

An Autobiography

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LYMAN KAPPLE PETERSON: My long journey, like that of the Bristlecone Pine, might be important since I have witnessed some of the heights and depths of those around me who have climbed to or fallen beneath. I hope somewhere within the pages of this silly epic you can get just a faint glimpse of the fact that I do believe my life might have mattered just a little bit. That I was here. That I lived. That I loved. That I endured. Most of all, that those who mean the most to me are the ones that made me into this man, the one you read about in these pages. You are the ones who are important!

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Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

Take A Walk With Marcus Gilbert Weaver and Milred Gough: This is a biography of Marcus Gilbert Weaver and Florence Milred Gough. You will learn about all the mischievous deeds Marcus did in his youth, then go on a journey to the panhandle of Florida and learn about his spiritual adventures in the south as he taught the gospel. You will have a spiritual feast as you read about his missionary experiences in the Olive Branch of Baker, Florida. You will also read about the adventures of Milred Gough, which guided her to finding her true love. This book has humorous events, adventures, and spiritual experiences. Take a walk down the “path of life” with Marcus and Milred.

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