Fields of the Fatherless by Elaine Marie Cooper….New Today!



Fields of the Fatherless


  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938499921
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938499920

ABOUT THIS BOOK……………… In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well? Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty. Jason desperately wants to protect his family his wife, children and grandchildren and their future. Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst. But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur right on the Russells doorstep. If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the Colonists endangered? Based on a true story.


Elaine Cooper is all about history! And I love that her books are chunked full of history and they are based on a true story. In Field of the Fatherless, Elaine takes us back in history to 1775, just a few months before the American Revolution to a little town in Massachusetts called Menotomy. This story is told through the eyes of Betsy Russell, a beautiful lady who actually did live in Menotomy in the year 1775. As Betsy recalls the emotions of her family that dreadful day in April, 1775 when war breaks out in their small village and relays the heart-wrenching fears as many were killed and injured, you will feel as though you are actually there, living that time with Betsy. The detailed scenes so vividly described by the author are breath-taking. And in the middle of it all, the love and devotion of the family members was so very heartwarming.

Some of the pages are difficult to read because of the graphic situation of the war. I had to stop and take a break several times because of the aftermath of the fighting.  And again, Elaine Cooper describes each scene in such detail it all seems so real. If you are a history buff, then you really need to read Fields of the Fatherless. You will be amazed at the historical events happening here. As well as the wonderful writing of Elaine Cooper. I look forward to the next book from Ms. Cooper!

I received this book from the author, Elaine Marie Cooper to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

And for more historical enjoyment, Check out Elaine’s three books in the Deer Run Saga. This is one of the best series I’ve read. Find Elaine Cooper and her books here on Amazon.

About the Author

DSCN3831Novelist Elaine Marie Cooper is the author of The Road to Deer RunThe Promise of Deer Run and The Legacy of Deer Run. Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and the history of the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her historical fiction. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her novels.

Her stand alone historical fiction,Fields of the Fatherless, will by released October 22, 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.


Elaine is a contributing writer to Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home by Edie Melson, and I Choose You, a romance Anthology. Her freelance work has appeared in both newspapers and magazines, and she blogs regularly at, and

The award-winning author is married with two grown sons and she is the very proud GiGi of triplet grandchildren. Their birth coincided with the arrival of her first shipment of her first novel in 2010. She calls it “the best delivery day ever.” Elaine is a hopeless animal lover who can’t resist rescuing homeless animals. But her sweet yet practical husband keeps her adopting habits in line.DSCN2861



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