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Gretchen Jeannette

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Wilmington, Delaware, The United States



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Hello, Friends! Thank you for your interest in my novels.

I live and work in Chester County, Pennsylvania, an area rich in Revolutionary War and Colonial American history. My enduring interest in 18th Century America began at a young age, inspired by the novels of Dale Van Every and Allan Eckert, whose timeless tales of adventure and romance capture the essence of early American lore. Eager to read more such stories, to my disappointment I had trouble finding them on bookshelves, so I decided to write one of my own. Thus began a journey fueled by my passion for breathing life into history through believable characters, plots woven with adventure, romance and suspense and, of course, plenty of derring-do.

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Gretchen Jeannette My favorite couple is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet because of their undying (no pun intended) love for each other.
Gretchen Jeannette Hello Charles,

I do create my own maps using existing 18th Century maps, which I customize for my stories. I've had to learn a lot about graphics,…more
Hello Charles,

I do create my own maps using existing 18th Century maps, which I customize for my stories. I've had to learn a lot about graphics, though I would rather spend time doing research! I've been studying 18th Century America since the 5th grade. The War of Independence is a special passion of mine.

I shall check out your work as well!

Best wishes,

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This novel is all that a historical romance should be, and more - gripping, romantic without being maudlin, beautifully true to the time. Loved it!

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