Susan G Mathis never fails to pack her books with memorable characters.—Margaret Brownley, N.Y. Times bestselling author
Could it be my imagination, or is each Thousand Island story from Susan G Mathis better than the last? It’s hard to tell because they’re all delightful!—Kathleen Rouser, award-winning author of Rumors and Promises
Susan G Mathis has written another story full of history, love, and faith. She weaves a tale of longing, intrigue, and mystery around real-life people and events. A must-read for any fan of well-written fiction.—Donna Schlachter, historical fiction author
Mathis’s delightful writing style is a refreshing sip of iced tea on a hot summer day, making a perfect fit for fans of Christian historical romance.—Kathleen Denly, award-winning author of the Chaparral Hearts series
The author’s superb attention to detail in both the historical accuracy of the Gilded Age and the way in which she describes the picturesque landscape of the Thousand Islands took me on a lovely journey through time. .—Blossom Turner, award-winning author of The Shenandoah Brides Series
Once again, Mathis has captured the essence of the Gilded Age in this lovely romance. Her extensive research adds layers of realism to the setting and characters. That you-are-there feeling follows the reader to the very last page.—Cindy Ervin Huff, award-winning historical and contemporary romance author
Susan G Mathis gives us a sweet story set in the Thousand Islands area of New York. She takes us on a journey with characters willing to change their attitudes and maintain enduring faith, and many historical details that will keep readers turning the pages.—Janet Grunst, author of A Heart Set Free
Get ready to laugh, cry, and sigh as you experience a unique perspective of the Gilded Age by those who serve the affluent and influential. An added bonus is the opportunity to delve into the rich history of the Thousand Islands.—Linda Shenton Matchett, best-selling author Spies & Sweetheart
Mathis’s attention to detail and rich history is classic Mathis, and no one does it better.—Margaret Brownley, N.Y. Times bestselling author
Mathis whisks us once again into a historically charming and unique setting in the Thousand Islands Gilded Age. —Jayme H. Mansfield, author of Portrait of Deceit
Mathis’s characters are real people I know and love, and I hate to say goodbye to them when I come to the end.—Donna Schlachter, historical romance author
With Mathis’ beautiful turn of phrases, always expect the unexpected. This book will become a favorite.—Anne Greene, author of Trail of Tears
Susan Mathis takes us to the Thousand Islands once more, Rich in detail, the fabulous setting carries the reader away to the Gilded Age amid some of the most famous entrepreneurs the United States has ever known and makes you wish you were there. ~Marilyn Turk, multi-published, award-winning author
Like a monarch emerging from her cocoon, Susan’s characters spread their wings in Mathis’s Thousand Island Gilded Age novels and learn how to fly with beauty and grace. ~Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Catching the Wind and the Legacy of Love series
Mathis weaves mystery, secrets, and false accusations into this Gilded-Age tale of castles, their wealthy owners, and the heart-felt longings of those they employ. If you like Downton Abbey, you’ll quickly find yourself lost in this story of love and intrigue set in America’s Thousand Islands.~Davalynn Spencer, award-winning author of An Improper Proposal
With a passion for the Gilded Age and the heart of a writer, Susan G Mathis brings another heartfelt story to life set during a fascinating slice of American history. Weaving countless hours of in-depth research and miles of solid foot travel in the breathtaking beauty of the Thousand Islands, Mathis melds historical fact with engaging and memorable characters—once again, paying tribute to an era that uniquely shaped the country. ~Jayme H. Mansfield, Author of award-winning historical novels, Chasing the Butterfly and RUSH
From character development to historical accuracy, Susan creates delightful novels. Her beautiful writing voice and obvious love for the rich heritage of the Thousand Islands shines through enticing the reader to keep reading to a satisfying ending. Bravo, Ms. Mathis! ~Angela Breidenbach, author and president of the Christian Authors Network
A romance, a mystery, and a wonderfully historic setting! Not only did her story warm my heart, it made me want to visit the Thousand Islands for myself. What a great combination of history and fiction. ~Anne Mateer, author of Wings of a Dream
It’s a delightful read that carries the reader into the world of the Thousand Islands with author Mathis’s vivid historical detail. You’ll wish your visit there could last longer. ~Kathleen Rouser, award-winning author of Rumors and Promises
An unusual historical American family is portrayed through the eyes of its domestic staff, with the deep research we expect from Mathis. ~Susan Page Davis, author of Lady Anne’s Quest and Maine Brides.
Susan Mathis creates relatable fictional characters and masterfully sets them in a real place (Dark Island, Cherry Island, Wolfe Island, Pullman Island, Comfort Island, Calumet Island in the St. Lawrence River near Chippewa Bay, NY), living in a real home (the Towers, now Singer Castle and others) with a real family (that of Frederick and Emma Bourne and others), at a real time (the Gilded Age). Mathis weaves in carefully researched events and cultural details of the era and the area to give breath and believability to persons and plot where all things work out together for good. Her stories are tales you will be blessed to have read. ~Judy Keeler, Singer Castle historian, and co-author of Meandering Among the Thousand Islands, Second Edition
Spun with mystery, romance, and atmospheric history, Susan’s stories capture readers’ imaginations in a world divided by class yet brought together by the common bonds of humanity and love. A story Downton Abbey fans won’t want to miss! ~J’nell Ciesielski, author of Among the Poppies and The Songbird and the Spy
Mathis’s novels put me in mind of the old Upstairs Downstairs series on TV, but this is more of the downstairs, which is always more interesting. Romantic and satisfying, I think you’ll love them. ~Ane Mulligan, Amazon bestselling author of Chapel Springs Revival.
Meet Susan G Mathis
Susan G Mathis is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate NY. Susan has been published more than twenty-five times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books. She has eleven in her fiction line including, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy, Christmas Charity, Katelyn’s Choice, Devyn’s Dilemma, Sara’s Surprise, Reagan’s Reward, Colleen’s Confession, Peyton’s Promise, Rachel’s Reunion, Mary’s Moment, and A Summer at Thousand Island House. She also has a three-book lighthouse series coming out in 2024. Her book awards include three Illumination Book Awards, four American Fiction Awards, three Indie Excellence Book Awards, five Literary Titan Book Awards, a Golden Scroll Award, and a Selah Award.
Susan is also a published author of two premarital books, two children’s picture books, stories in a dozen compilations, and hundreds of published articles. Susan makes her home in Colorado Springs and enjoys traveling around the world but returns each summer to enjoy the Thousand Islands.
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