About the Book
Book: The Dollmaker’s Daughter
Author: Izzy James
Genre: Historical Romance
Release date: July 16, 2021
Forgetful scientist Simon Morgan lost his chance with Amity Archer ten years ago. He knows there is no hope…until a sea captain trades a meal for an ancient stone reputed to have the power to give him his heart’s desire. Immediately after pocketing the stone, Simon runs into Amity. Did the ancient artifact cause this chance encounter or was it mere coincidence?
Like her favorite travel writer Mrs. Peabody, Amity Archer yearns for adventure, but she’s horrified when her father asks Simon Morgan to escort her on her first real adventure.
With Amity’s Aunt Clementine as a buffer between them, will Simon be able to prove that his love for Amity is real? Can Amity show Sim on that her love for him has nothing to do with a so-called magical rock?
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Do we ever know what the journey will entail or cost?
1776 A curious would-be-writer and storyteller desires to interview soldiers and families for her stories. Her father agrees to her request to accompany him on his journey to Williamsburg and secures a friend of the family to escort her and her aunt to parties and to the mountains.
Just call me Amity! I, too, want to “explore the world she had yet to see.” I always have. My natural curiosity drives me to travel to new places and revisit previous favorites. But would I do it during volatile times like 1776 in the colonies? Would seeing the mountains be worth the risk? Plus, highwaymen and wayside inns? All for a story to write? I have traveled in unsure circumstances such as right after 9/11 or during Paris riots or through Munich after a bombing or during a hurricane. So, yes, the desire to travel does not disappear just because outside circumstances change.
Yet, coming home always holds greater appeal. There’s something about the steadfast, permanence of home.
About the Author
Izzy James lives in coastal Virginia with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.
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I am a Geographer by degree. So maps and the shapes of the earth fascinate me. It keeps me looking at the ground. Where I live in Virginia we still travel the imprint of colonial roads. Former villages have been swallowed by large urban areas, but the land is still there. Amity Archer travels these roads on the adventure to love in The Dollmaker’s Daughter.
It makes The Dollmaker’s Daughter special to me. I have traveled the roads Amity and Simon cover many, many times. The research for this book kept me up nights reading true accounts of traveler and taverns in colonial times.
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