Laura tried to do the “right thing” and study something useful, but she spent all her time reading German literature. The result is the richly textured, Heaven’s Pond Trilogy, set in Bamberg, Germany at the time of the Thirty Years War.
Allentown, Pennsylvania—May 5, 2016—Blue Heron Book Works, LLC is pleased to announce the publication of Laura Libricz’s first novel, The Master and The Maid, the first book in The Heaven’s Pond Trilogy. Ms. Libricz will be signing her book on Friday, June 10 from 4 to 7 PM at the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The Master and the Maid is a historical novel which places the main character, Katarina, in the suspect position of being an unmarried woman raising a child at a time when single women were routinely burned as witches for offences as seemingly innocuous to us today as an extensive knowledge of herbs or dancing. Her impetuous choice in love forces her to return to Sichardtshof, the country estate where she was raised, to care for her aging grandmother and a baby foisted on her by a desperate huntsman, and to deflect the advances of Sichardtshof’s new master.