Inspired by true events
Isolated on the frontier of colonial Deerfield, Massachusetts, Sarah yearns to know what lies beyond the distant hills — beyond her strict Puritan life.
What she does not know is that her family lies dangerously exposed to those with ambitions to rid the land of the English.
Lurking amidst the majestic beauty, which captivates her imagination, their enemies, the French and their Native allies, await the opportunity to strike.
With the enemy at hand, Sarah learns what lies beyond, but it is nothing as she imagined or dreamed, for she awakens into a nightmare.
- ISBN 978-0-9947461-2-2
- Trade Paperback | 290 Pages | Dimensions: 9 × 6 in
- Full colour, laminate cover; natural colour interior pages
- Genre: Fact-Based Historical Fiction
- Original Publication Date: 2015
- Language: English
- Printed in Canada
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Reader Feedback after History Links
Explore the History of the 1704 Raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts
Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association/Memorial Hall Museum)
1704 Raid on Deerfield (Canadian Encyclopedia)
Deerfield Massacre (American Heritage)
(Plot revelations removed from reader feedback)
“This is a really well crafted book told from the perspective of a 12 year old girl taken hostage by French soldiers and their indigenous allies in Massachusetts in 1704. The hardships suffered as they walked to Quebec are visceral and you become deeply engaged as the story evolves. The ending had me in (happy) tears. A good read for all ages.” – Gail Walker (5 Star Amazon Review)
“A remarkable history related in a manner that one can only imagine were the emotions felt initially. A very well written account.” M. Gibson
Review in the Loyalist Gazette
NOTE: A few corrections in review (correct in book): Fort Chambly is on the Richelieu River, Deerfield is located on the Deerfield River (not Mohawk River), and also not set in Mohawk Valley – it is colonial Massachusetts.
“…you must have been an emotional wreck while writing this because it invoked such emotion in me. I knew nothing of the history of Deerfield or the plight of the people there. Thank you for the history lesson and for sharing Sarah’s story. It is truly unbelievable what she went through. Thank you for yet again taking me on a journey – a journey that left me teary eyed, speechless, terrified and wanting to know more. Sarah will remain with me for a very long time. She shines through you Jennifer. Determination defines you both. Bravo, bravo, bravo!!” – Susan Seymour
“I read your book and I thought it was amazing! Your writing is so descriptive; your unbelievable ability to illustrate the raw emotions of the character makes the reader feel like we are there with Sarah on her journey. I couldn’t put the book down…I was hoping the story wouldn’t end and maybe a sequel in the works?” – J. Heagle