Wednesday 7 June 2023

Spotlight~ Women of Courage (Three Book Series)~ by Linda Weaver Clarke


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Are Courageous Women in Stories More Interesting?

Courageous women in stories seem to draw readers’ attention and grab their

interest. The bravery and strength of character easily draws them into the story. It

takes courage to stick up for one’s rights and defend one’s beliefs. During the

1840s, there were many brave women who fought against injustice and

inequality. Many wanted to have a better education. These women made a

difference and influenced others to make a better life for themselves.

A fairly new historical romance series was released that has received

outstanding reviews on Amazon and Audible Audiobooks. It is called “Women of

Courage.” In these novellas, the spunk and courage of these women seem to

draw the readers into a world of adventure.

In The Light at the end of the Tunnel, Hannah is a young single mother who

has had a few hardships since arriving in America. But the trials in her life only

make her stronger. Hannah realizes she can make something of her life by

opening a hot chocolate shop. She soon finds that starting her own business isn’t

as easy as she thought. But she will not give up. When Thomas learns that she

has spirit, he is intrigued with her.

“This romance wrapped around my heart as it took me into the struggles of

Hannah, such a brave woman… The characters come to life on the page as

Thomas falls for Hannah and adores her child. However, Hannah is caught up in

her day-to-day trials and with her independent streak, she only thinks of making a

life for her and her daughter. Can Thomas get her attention and change her

mind?” ~ Author Gail Pallotta

Hannah isn’t the only one who shows her independent nature. Serenity has

just as much courage. Chasing thieves off her property and entering a horse race 

are just a few things that describe this young Welshwoman’s spunk.


In A Lady of Refinement, Serenity teaches an evening class for adults and helps them to

          read and write and have a better education. Reading is Serenity’s favorite pastime,

where she can go on one adventure after another. She wonders if anyone can

measure up to the heroes in her books. But the adventures soon become real

after arriving in America. When Jonathan meets Serenity, a refined woman from

Wales, he wonders how he can win her heart.

“How I enjoy finding a book that will not let me put it down until I'm done!  This

was the case with A Lady of Refinement.  Linda Weaver Clarke used a true story

of her ancestor’s as a base, and it rang familiar to me, as my ancestors also

migrated to America during the same time period. The main character, Serenity,

is the refined lady and it was such a delight when she bested a few arrogant

males.  My favorite character, however, was Jonathan, who was very taken with

Serenity.  Time will tell if he is successful at capturing her attention.” ~ Louise

Pledge Reviews

There is one more independent woman in this series. The third novella is

about a young woman who stands before an audience and fights against

involuntary servitude and slavery. Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist, wrote:

“When the true history of the antislavery cause shall be written, women will

occupy a large space in its pages; for the cause of the slave has been peculiarly

a woman’s cause.”

In A Mississippi Sunset, Laura McBride is a liberated and courageous young

lady who is convinced that she can help others in her crusade for equality. She

encourages women to fight for their beliefs and be heard. But she soon finds out

that women who speak publicly are looked down upon. When Deputy William

Davies meets Laura, he admires her spunk and determination to fight against


“I really enjoyed this sweet and clean historical fiction and romance. A

Mississippi Sunset is part of a series of brave women who were not afraid to take

a stand in what they believe needed to be changed and you will see some

historical figures that appear in this book!  Loved that. This is a very enjoyable

book and it is well worth a read!” ~ Sunnie Reviews

Taking true experiences from the author’s ancestors, this series of novellas

was created. These young ladies were considered “women of courage.”


About Author: Linda Weaver Clarke is the author of 35 books. All her

books are family friendly. Linda works at the FamilySearch Center where she

helps people find their ancestors. She also teaches a free class at FamilySearch

about writing biographies and publishing it.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel is available on Amazon and on Audible 

narrated by BreAnne Okoren.

A Lady of Refinement is available on Amazon and on Audible  narrated by BreAnne Okoren.

A Mississippi Sunset is available on Amazon and on Audible narrated by Elizabeth Schmidt.

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