Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fire and the Hammer, by Shirley Barker
A romantic love story set in the uncertain and violent days of the American Revolutionary War.
Lass Marvayne of Newburyport, Massachusetts, daughter of a merchant captain, is expected to marry Crispen Corey, her father's right-hand man and former apprentice. A visit to her married sister in Pennsylvania changed her life completely when she met and fell in love with Mahlon Doan, the youngest of five Doan brothers.(The Doan brothers were hsitorical figures: Doan Outlaws ) Of a Quaker family, the brothers felt called to reject their tradition of peace, to fight against the American pull toward freedom from England. They stole horses for the British, and as time went on, they became more and more violent.
More information about the historical Doans: The Doan Outlaws of Bucks County