This week I’d like to introduce Nancy Sanderson, the heroine of Amelia’s Legacy, a 1920s-era romance novel by Betty Thomason Owens.
Nancy Sanderson, the heroine of Amelia’s Legacy, is only eighteen as the story begins, and has big plans for her life. With wide eyes, she surveys her world, and sees what she think she wants. Freedom.
All around her, the world is changing at a frantic pace. Well, for the 1920’s, thirty-five mph is frantic. Folks are replacing their horse-drawn conveyances with gas-fueled motorcars. You can take a train most anywhere you want to go. But more important to Nancy, a young woman can make her own way in the world.
For this young woman, that way is blocked by stone walls. The major one in her life is Amelia Woods-Sanderson, a trendsetter, leading a huge conglomerate in a male-dominated world. She is one tough cookie and she will not be cowed by a teenager. She lays out a plan that assures the final outcome of Nancy’s life, one way or the other.
Amelia set her sights on a young lawyer, well-connected and wealthy. Robert Emerson’s single-minded pursuit of his personal goals has won her attention. What a good prospective husband for her wayward granddaughter.
Nancy has other plans. Robert Emerson is Bor-ing. Nate Conners–sultry, ruggedly handsome football star–now there is an exciting guy. Nate is busy “wasting a valuable scholarship,” according to Robert. Nancy prefers Nate because he has a wild side. She wants to be wild, too. Or so she thinks.
The last stone wall and perhaps the greatest one Nancy will encounter, is the vast fortune her grandmother has amassed–Amelia’s Legacy. Nancy is a young woman of substance and as such, she has certain obligations. Though her young self desires freedom, a bobbed haircut, and short dresses–these things won’t bring her lasting peace.
As she approaches womanhood, she’ll reap the consequences of some of her earlier decisions, but she’ll also encounter opportunities for love and grace, for which she feels unworthy.
Betty Thomason Owens writes romantic comedy, historical fiction, and fantasy-adventure. She has contributed hundreds of articles and interviews to various blogs around the Internet and is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), where she leads a critique group. She’s also a mentor, assisting other writers. She is a co-founder of a blog dedicated to inspiring writers, and a contributing editor for the soon-to-be launched online magazine, Imaginate.
Her 20’s era romance, Amelia’s Legacy, Book 1, Legacy Series, released October, 2014 (Write Integrity Press). She also writes contemporary stories as a co-author of A Dozen Apologies and its sequel, The Love Boat Bachelor, releasing January 26, 2015. She has two fantasy-adventure novels, The Lady of the Haven and A Gathering of Eagles, in a second edition published by Sign of the Whale BooksTM, an imprint of Olivia Kimbrell PressTM. Coming up next, a 1950’s historical novel based on the Book of Ruth, Annabelle’s Ruth, Book 1, Ruth Series (Write Integrity Press).