The Diary of Dolly Makepeace by Arthur Hale Veasey III

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A young woman from Michigan discovers a colonial gravestone bearing her name in the small burial plot near her ancestral home in Massachusetts. Fueled by clues offered in a long hidden diary, Dee Dearborn embarks on a compelling quest to uncover the life and times of her namesake. Thus begins an emotional journey of discovery, clairvoyance, murder, espionage, and romance in the historic town of Haverhill, Massachusetts. The story draws the reader back and forth between modern day Dolly (Dee) and the enigmatic Dolly of 1774. Patriotism, religion, and social standing compete to expose or conceal an enormous gunpowder making operation that may be critical to the success of the Americans in the war for independence. Meanwhile Dee’s twenty-first century nemesis, a college professor with competing ancestral interests, stirs intrigue and psychic drama that culminates in a race to change or sustain history. The Diary of Dolly Makepeace weaves through the year 1774 with the anticipation of a mystery and the jolting climax of a spy thriller as Dolly and the young Captain Samuel Dearborn move to outwit a ruthless British Officer. The juxtaposition of the two Dollys, centuries apart, makes for a period story that is both historically fascinating and contemporaneously spell-binding as parallel twists and turns guide a compelling story line and its characters through the historic footprint of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

About Arthur Hale Veasey III

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Arthur Hale Veasey III was born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was educated at Governor Dummer Academy in nearby Byfield, Massachusetts before completing his higher education at the University of Denver in Colorado. The Diary of Dolly Makepeace is his first novel. Mr. Veasey also writes short stories and has contributed essays to numerous publications. He presently resides in West Newbury, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
Published July 4, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 126 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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