1664. Following adventures she would sooner forget in New York, Mercia Blakewood is hopeful that she has gained the leverage with the King she needs to reclaim her family’s home back in England. The breathtaking new world piques her curiosity and a burgeoning friendship with Clemency Carter, a local medicine woman, prompts Mercia to delay her return.
Navigating an unknown landscape, the aftershocks still felt of revolution and restoration, and the uneasy relationship between the Puritan settlers and native Indians, proves complex. But when the virgin forests of New England are tainted by murder, Mercia will not rest until the killer is brought to justice.
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About the Author
Originally from the Midlands, David Hingley worked in the Civil Service before leaving to fulfil his long-term ambition to write. Having spent three years in New York, David returned to the UK this spring. His second novel is Puritan, the next in the Mercia Blakewood series.