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"Hart's Tavern brings to life the remarkable stories of four very different women whose lives fatefully cross during one of the most turbulent times in American history."
During her years of study of the American Revolution, author Elaine Kiesling Whitehouse discovered fascinating and often untold stories of the roles played by American women during the seven-year British occupation of Long Island, New York. These stories became her inspiration for creating Hart's Tavern.
In this novel, the lives of four young women from unique circumstances collide in the confines of a small tavern in rural Long Island. Hannah Hart is the daughter of the inn's proprietor. She wonders about her future as war looms, and suspects that her father and brother are involved in a spy ring.
Evie is the family's young slave who is in love with a Patriot spy and longs to be free. Violet White is a beautiful and conflicted British schoolmistress, and Wyanjoy is an intuitive Native American struggling to survive as her tribe dwindles.
Using the backdrop of Long Island's famous Culper spy ring and the atrocities of the British occupying forces, Whitehouse reveals the resilience, bravery, and moral clarity in the difficult actions and decisions made by these four strong women.
Hart's Tavern, the American Revolution, and the Culper spy ring are all very real, and so are the stories of the women who helped to create what became the United States. Their story is an inspiration and should serve as a lesson for us all.
Published 2014 by iUniverse.