Kerrin Willis on Blog Tour for Iron & Fire, April 5-22

Iron & Fireplace
by Kerrin Willis

Publication Date: April 5, 2022
eBook & Paperback; 316 pages

Style: Historic Fiction



1675 — Plymouth Colony — Verity Parker promised to take care of her household.

Raised among the many bookshops and turmoil of Reformation London, Verity now finds herself in Puritan New England, the place she should be taught to maintain her head down and her mouth shut, or danger dire penalties. The one one that values her tenacity is Equipment, the heretical ironworker she has been forbidden to see. When King Philip’s Conflict breaks out, Verity should keep silent because the Puritan elders unfold hateful rhetoric concerning the “savages” within the forest. When she witnesses a younger lady die in childbirth, Verity should stand by as neighbors blame God’s vengeance. However when tragedy strikes her own residence, Verity should select between her responsibility to her household and her love for Equipment. Will she select to maintain the peace, or will she defy the leaders of the colony for an opportunity at happiness?

Set towards the backdrop of King Philip’s Conflict, the bloodiest struggle per capita in American historical past, Iron & Fireplace explores the expertise of a intelligent, educated lady at a time when being so typically resulted in demise. Excellent for followers of Amy Belding Brown’s Flight of the Sparrow, or Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Iron & Fireplace was written for individuals who learn the unique American Lady sequence as kids and are actually all grown up.

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“Whether or not you’re a fan of passionate romance, a detective looking for a thriller, or a historical past buff seeking to be taught extra about what occurred after Plymouth Rock, Iron & Fireplace has one thing for everybody. Whereas Verity and Equipment are the principle sights, the household relationships have been my favourite parts- particularly the bonds between the cheeky eldest Parker sisters. I discovered fairly a bit about issues from my very own yard I knew nothing about- and most appreciated that for a novel that happened practically 350 years in the past, the characters and their points felt trendy and relatable. A quick learn that may persist with you after you flip the ultimate web page!” Meredith Bickford, MA MEd

“Iron and Fireplace masterfully depicts Puritan New England in a narrative that seamlessly blends themes of affection, struggle, and household. Verity Parker, the headstrong protagonist, challenges practically each “norm” of Puritan society. All through the course of the novel, Verity seeks to outline her function; oftentimes she is trapped deciding between assembly the expectations of her household or embracing her divergent worldview. Specifically, Verity’s conception of humanity will make her an endearing and relatable character for Willis’ viewers; not like her friends, Verity’s notion of justice and group extends far past societal limitations, making her worldview much more related for contemporary readers.
Past Verity, Willis incorporates a sequence of advanced characters whose refined development assist form the novel right into a well-rounded story. Every character faces a battle that calls their identities and beliefs into query. It’s unlikely that readers will be unable to search out one character with whom they’ll relate to. Willis’ capability to interweave these intricate story strains is fascinating!” ~ Megan Johnson, MEd

“In her debut novel, Kerrin Willis captures the guts of American colonial historic fiction along with her phrases and characters. Iron & Fireplace, set through the King Phillip Conflict in southeastern Massachusetts, explores the themes of household dynamics, love, and the voice of unbiased ladies dwelling in a time when silence was the usual….The writing type is fluent and peppered with wit and descriptive prose balanced all through the dialogue. The novel reads shortly, whereas the characters stick with you. Iron & Fireplace is a fascinating, character-driven novel that’s strongly really helpful” ~Kimberly Rocha, MA MEd

About The Creator

Kerrin Willis lives in Southeastern Massachusetts along with her two daughters and her canine, Austen. She is a highschool English trainer who prides herself on being a feminist and a powerful protagonist in her personal story, and she or he would most likely have been burned as a witch in colonial New England. Kerrin can normally be discovered pausing The Little Mermaid and subjecting her daughters to a lecture on the hazards of giving up their voices.

Kerrin has a BA in English from Stonehill Faculty, and MA in English from Simmons Faculty, and is at the moment engaged on her MFA in Fiction from Southern New Hampshire College.

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