THIS DESIRED PLACE

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Julia Older

In this 17th century novel of Julia Older’s Isles of Shoals Trilogy, young Thom Taylor is cast onto the lawless Isles off the New England coast. He falls hopelessly in love with Master Babb’s saucy Barbadoes servant Pru. Just when he gains his freedom, Thom is sent on a forced march, survives an Indian massacre, stands trial with a witch, and escapes pirates Quelch and Kidd. Outwitting mutinous sailors hunting for gold, he returns to the Shoals and Pru. Thom’s determined struggles bring him independence, prosperity and the family he yearns for as he and adolescent America come of age.

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In this 17th century novel of Julia Older’s Isles of Shoals Trilogy, young Thom Taylor is cast onto the lawless Isles off the New England coast. He falls hopelessly in love with Master Babb’s saucy Barbadoes servant Pru. Just when he gains his freedom, Thom is sent on a forced march, survives an Indian massacre, stands trial with a witch, and escapes pirates Quelch and Kidd. Outwitting mutinous sailors hunting for gold, he returns to the Shoals and Pru. Thom’s determined struggles bring him independence, prosperity and the family he yearns for as he and adolescent America come of age.

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About Julia Older

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Julia Older is the author of 25 books. This Desired Place

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Selected Writings as a companion to her first novel The Island Queen. She writes fulltime in New Hampshire.