Forged Love - summary
For @katamount (and anyone else who is interested) who was curious for a few more details about “Forged Love”— here is the story summary I’ve written:
In the early 1830s on the west coast of Vancouver Island, a trading ship meets with a terrible fate, sparing only two lives, and a bond is forged that transcends survival.
When their captain’s rash behaviour results in a violent confrontation with the people of Nootka Sound, an adventurous, seventeen-year-old blacksmith and the thirty-year-old, dejected wife of a Hudson’s Bay Company officer are taken as slaves by the “tyee"— the powerful chief of the region. As months stretch into years, and expectations of rescue drift away, Peeta and Katniss discover that hope…and love…can bloom, even from within the fiery crucible of their captivity.
“Forged Love” is inspired by the real-life memoir of British blacksmith and ship’s armourer, John R. Jewitt (though my story and the characters are fictitious). The age-gap, survival idea came from the novel “On the Island” by Tracey Garvis Graves. I hope that this both piques your curiosity and holds you until I post Ch.1 on Friday.😊