This is an excerpt from Book 1 in the Ruth Chernock Series
“Yes, good Reverend?” she asked, looking up at him from the straw mattress on the cold stone floor.
“You have been judged guilty of your crimes and you shall be hung by your wretched neck until you are dead.”
“Have you no mercy for me Reverend Jensen?”
“Woman I have none. Pray God that He might find some before this week is done. I shall see you hung on Saturday next.”
“Peter Jensen are you so pure of heart that you might judge me?”
“You will not test me woman!”
With that Reverend Jensen slammed the cell door closed and with a tick of the key in the iron box he locked it securely. His retreating footsteps echoed through the long hall, ending as the heavy front door slammed behind him. She knew that he would not return again until Saturday, when he would watch, with satisfaction, as she swung from the gallows.
In 1764, beautiful, young, Ruth Chernock was hung from the gallows at East Grantham, Maine. More than 200 years later her family speculated regarding the fate of their ancestor. Could she really have been guilty of such heinous crimes?
After digging through the attic and historical records of the old family home, the truth is gradually uncovered. Shocking family secrets are disclosed and at last the family learns the truth of it all.
This is a remarkable story of love, tragedy, betrayal and murder. The four books of the Ruth Chernock Series follow the family through the decades and generations. An incredible tale you will never forget!
The following books in the series are In Ruth's Memory, On Grace's Shoulders and Pink Sky & Mourning
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Published June 7, 2012
History, Romance, Literature & Fiction.