Sarah and Angelina Grimke & Honor Cathwell–Sisters of the Heart

I bet you’re like most people and haven’t heard of Sarah and Angelina Grimke. That is unless you’ve read the latest Oprah Pick, The Invention of Wings  by Author Sue Monk Kidd. I discovered the Grimke sisters when I was researching my latest book, out today, Honor,  the first in my new “Quaker Brides” series.

Most of my readers are acquainted with my other Quaker series, “The Gabriel Sisters” series and my subsequent series, “Wilderness Brides,” also had Quaker characters. Do you remember Noah Whitmore and his cousin Rachel, the baker?

This month I will be hosting a dialogue with three other authors of other “Plain People,” such as the Amish. Hope you’ll drop by each Monday and learn more about them and their authors.

Sarah and Angelina Grimke lived at the same time as my fictitious heroine, Honor Penworthy Cathwell, and shared the same passion for freeing slaves. Sarah and Angelina weren’t born Quakers like Honor was but they became Quakers and worked for the causes of abolition and women’s rights. Here’s a video that tells much about their work.

I believe that if Honor had been real, she would have run into Sarah and Angelina at many meetings!

Tomorrow I will share more about my latest historical. And begin an extended excerpt. I will be giving away two copies of Honor this week. So be sure to leave a comment this week.

QUESTION: Do you enjoy reading books about Quakers, Amish or Shakers? Why or why not? And have you read any of my Quaker books?–Lyn


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Lyn Cote welcomes other authors to her "Strong Women, Brave Stories" blog to share stories of women who triumph over the challenges common to all women.
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11 Responses to Sarah and Angelina Grimke & Honor Cathwell–Sisters of the Heart

  1. Deb L Throgmartin says:

    I like reading about religious groups who aren’t well-known.

  2. Carl says:

    I do enjoy stories of these plain living people. Their history and lifestyle seems like a throwback to another time but not in a negative way. Sometimes things that are old are more valuable than the new. Thanks.

  3. Deanna S says:

    I do enjoy Amish books. I love how much they care about each other…

  4. Bonnie Traher says:

    Sounds like a good read.

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  6. Brittany McEuen says:

    Hi Lyn,
    I definitely love books about Amish, and now those with Quaker themes, too. I hadn’t really read many books with Quakers until I started reading your Wilderness Bride books. I don’t think I have read any Shaker fiction. I think it is interesting to learn about their cultures and what makes them different, yet the same from us.
    Congrats on your release of HONOR. I am reading it and I am loving it!

  7. Hi Lyn! Happy release day! Thank you for the introduction to the Grimke sisters and for sharing the informative video. I do enjoy reading books about Quakers, Amish, and Shakers. I always love your stories and am eager to read HONOR!

  8. Patsy glans says:

    I read Amish, Quaker and shaker books. Would love if there was more Quaker books coming out. When we lived in wi, I would play with the Quaker kids. I would love to read honor and post a review on amazon.