Occasionally I’ve found that someone else can describe the purpose of my books more clearly than I can. This is the case with an endorsement I received for The Queen’s Daughters.
The future for girls would look brighter if we all took to heart the wisdom of The Queen’s Daughters. It is not the hideous thought of sexual abuse that changes the future for girls. It is the love and persistent effort of men and women like Katharine Bushnell whose story inspired the second of two novels by Lorry Lutz. To journey with Katharine Bushnell into the uncharted territory of shielding girls from sexual slavery is not only profoundly eye opening, it is deeply inspiring.
Daniel Rickett, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, She Is Safe, Inc.
I’m impressed that this endorsement was written by a man. Generally historical novels, especially about women, are read by women. But when men read Katharine’s story they are incredulous about the abuse women and girls suffer — and that it’s been going on so long. Katharine was a pioneer in the late nineteenth century to expose the abuse, and to courageously get “in your face” with politicians and powerful men who could do something about it.
Go to The Queen’s Daughters on Amazon. I hear they plan to raise the price for the print book soon. Watch for special offers for free or 99c e-books. As a writer I feel cheapened to see my hard work sold at that price– but I understand it helps sales. And it’s great for my readers.
Dan Rickett is just one of other men who have found Kate’s story challenging. If you’re a wife, you might add this book to your husband’s Christmas gifts, or read it together. I promise you there are no “purple patches” (salacious scenes). The story is set in the Victorian era!