Please join me in congratulating Wendy Long Stanley on the publication of her debut historical, The Power to Deny: A Woman of the Revolution Novel! I had the pleasure of offering Wendy some copyediting assistance on this true story of one woman's brave stance during the American Revolution, and I designed the cover. Here's the book description:
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 toward 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.
The Power to Deny is available in ebook and print editions on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and visit Wendy's website for more information about the book.
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