Answering Liberty’s Call ~ A New Novel, Set in Colonial America @TracySLawson #HistoricalFiction
Do you like to read historical fiction novels? If so, then Answering Liberty’s Call is a book you don’t want to miss. Keep reading to find out more about this book.
Answering Liberty’s Call ~ A New Novel, Set in Colonial America
You may already know that I enjoy reading from all sorts of genres. What you may not know is that I love reading historical fiction novels. That’s why I was excited to get a chance to read Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone’s Daring Ride to Valley Forge by Tracy Lawson.
This book is well written and has a strong female lead character. Being a woman I love reading books with a female lead character. In this book, we meet Anna Stone and accompany her on her journey to Valley Forge. I loved that I found myself quickly immersed in her story and could not put this book down.
War may be men’s business, but that doesn’t stop Anna Stone from getting involved in the fight for liberty. When her soldier husband and brothers face starvation and disease at Valley Forge, Anna is not content to pray and worry. She gets on her horse and strikes out alone over two hundred miles of rough terrain to bring them life-sustaining supplies.
On the week-long journey, Anna contends with frigid weather, hazardous river crossings, and threats from highway robbers, enemy soldiers, and Crown loyalists. She can’t even stop for a meal in a tavern without facing
propositions from men who assume any woman traveling alone is a prostitute.
Eighty miles from her destination, Anna learns of a plot to overthrow General Washington and replace him with a commander who will surrender. She turns female Paul Revere to carry the message of warning and races to reach Valley Forge before one of the conspirators, who is in hot pursuit, can intercept her.
Answering Liberty’s Call is based on family legend and events in the lives of the author’s six times great-grandparents.
You can find Answering Liberty’s Call on Amazon.
About the Author
Tracy Lawson’s passion for storytelling led her first into the
world of dance and educational theater. Tracy and her husband, economist Robert Lawson, both Cincinnati natives and currently in Dallas,
TX, have one grown daughter and two spoiled cats.
In a career spanning nearly three decades, she has been a dance teacher, a studio owner, and to date has choreographed thirty-three musicals for middle and high school students.
When faced with a mid-life career change spurred by a cross-country move for her husband’s job, Tracy adopted the motto, “have laptop, will travel.” Within a few years, she achieved a lifelong goal and published her first
book, based on the 1838 travel journal of her great-great-great-grandfather. Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More won Best Nonfiction History in the 2012 Ohio Professional Writers Association Book Awards.
An award-winning series of post-apocalyptic novels aimed at young adults and a companion volume to her first nonfiction book followed. Currently, Tracy has tapped into another family story for Answering Liberty’s Call, her debut historical fiction. While her body of work may seem varied, the common thread connecting all her books is her characters’ pursuit of individual liberty.