On a cold night in November 1865, Michel Llewellyn informs his only daughter, Priscilla, that she is betrothed to Josiah Pennyman, a man she has never met. Six months later, she boards the Emma, a merchant ship, to travel from Boston to the Pennyman ranch outside Corpus Christi, Texas.
Denied the company of her lady’s maid, Priscilla embarks on the journey alone. Faced with superstitious seamen, the treacherous coral reefs of the Florida Keys, and her own doubts, she resolves to honor her father’s wishes.
But, when Josiah Pennyman reveals his true nature, she hopes only to escape this man, and Texas, with her life.
About Judith Bixby Boling (Berkeley, California Author)
A native Californian, Judith Bixby Boling has been writing short stories and essays since elementary school. She worked as a paralegal for eleven years, and utilized her research and writing skills as a construction specifier for twelve years.
Judith and her husband share a love of American history, which led them to become Civil War reenactors and living historians. While she usually depicts a Northern woman, on occasion you can see her on the battlefield portraying a woman disguised as a Union cannoneer.
She spends her leisure time reading, catching up on the latest Netflix offerings, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, reenacting, and spending time with family and friends.
Her debut novel, Priscilla Alone, was published in Octobe 2016. Her second novel, Together Alone, will be published in 2018.