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Nancy Caldwell relocates to an old sea captain's house on Cape Cod with her husband and four children. When she discovers an abandoned root cellar in her backyard containing a baby's skull and gold coins, she digs up evidence that links her land to the legendary tale of Maria Hallett and her pirate lover, Sam Bellamy. Using alternating chapters between the 18th and 21st centuries, The Old Cape House, a historical fiction, follows two women that are lifetimes apart, to uncover a mystery that has had the old salts of Cape Cod guessing for 300 years.
2014 Winner ~ First Place in Historical Fiction ~ Royal Dragonfly Awards!
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When the author and her husband Tim, a professional artist, turned forty in the late 1980s, they moved from Ohio with their family to an 1880 house in Brewster on Cape Cod. The Cape’s history, culture, and brilliant natural light drew them in; this was a place where Tim could paint and Barbara would write. A storyteller at heart, Barbara’s imagination took flight after she unearthed a mysterious pattern of red bricks under ten inches of soil behind her barn. She conjured up a connection to the Bellamy/Hallett legend, and her first novel was born. She is currently a Member in Letters of the National League of American Pen Women, The Cape Writers Center, two writing groups, and a contributor to Primetime Magazine. Always a journal writer, she is fascinated by history and writes a blog about the unique facts and myths of Cape Cod. barbarastruna.blogspot.com strunagalleries.comReview:
"Artfully weaving together historical and contemporary narratives, The Old Cape House conjures up the magic and mystery of Cape Cod legends, past and present. A delightful read for lovers of history and storytelling."
-James Lang, Author of Learning Sickness: A Year with Crohn"s Disease
(Capitol Books, 2004) and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty
(Harvard University Press, 2013).
"Struna's novel is a beautifully written story that grabs the reader from the beginning and doesn't let go."
-Saralee Perel, Award Winning Columnist and Author of Cracked Nuts & Sentimental Journeys: Stories From a Life Out of Balance.
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Book Description Booktrope Editions, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111620151677