Praise for Grindstone
“Haunting and evocative. A fresh, absorbing take on this time in history, Grindstone sheds new light on a story we think we know.” Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Piece of the World and Orphan Train
“…bound to hook you from the start, an exciting read with finely drawn, believable characters caught in a dangerous world... One powerful book… an astonishing piece of historical fiction… a gem of a novel.” Portland Press Herald
“Atmospheric and highly moving- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” Editors’ Choice: Historical Novel Society
“An enticing read…HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” Midwest Book Review.
” …one of those books that will be treasured by generation after generation.” Thousand Islands Life
“Compelling, engrossing historical fiction… with a unique and satisfying storyline…. highly recommended for fans of historical novels, the Civil War, or simply good writing.” Awesome Indies
“New to that country, caught up in my own survival, I did not understand the scope or nature of the War of Rebellion, only that it was not ours, my brother’s and mine, to fight. I could not have imagined that the war would come to the very shores of Grindstone, with such treachery and brutality that I still wake at night with a pounding heart.”
Leaving Ireland in the devastating aftermath of the Famine, Anya MacGregor finds refuge on an island far from the violence of the Civil War, only to discover that she cannot escape its dark undercurrents. For Jonathon Douglas, a Confederate spy, the islands provide temporary sanctuary but soon become as dangerous as the battle front. Irresistibly drawn to each other, they are pulled into a web of espionage that threatens to destroy them both.
Lyrical and profoundly moving, Grindstone is historical fiction at its best, a haunting story that will inspire readers even as it shapes their understanding of the most violent period in American history.
About the Author
For more than three decades, Donna Walsh Inglehart has been fully engaged with the process of writing. Earning an M.A. in English from The Breadloaf School at Middlebury College, Donna taught writing for many years. She has published two novels, Breaking the Ring (Little, Brown) and Grindstone (Troubadour Interactive). With Ian Coristine, she co-authored One in a Thousand (McLellan Interactive), an iPad app ebook selected, twice, for the International MarCom Award (Platinum). She has also written audio and video scripts on The Gilded Age in the Thousand Islands. Donna currently lives in Maine.
Member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.