As you can see from the blog header, Uprooted, the first book in the Pierce family spinoff series, The Adventures of Hannah True, has been published. I am about halfway through the first draft of Undercurrents, the second book in the Hannah series. The time is July 1860. Hannah has left Chicago and has at last arrived at Aunt Gertrude’s in New York City.
A jump back in time
In Hiram’s Girls, I left the Pierce siblings during Christmas season, 1864. That means in Uprooted and Undercurrents, everyone is four years younger than they were at the end of Hiram’s Girls. Hopefully, that isn’t a problem for you, dear readers. In some ways, it is like reading a prequel. This is what happened that wasn’t in the other books. My plan is that by the fourth book in the Hannah series, the story will be in 1864 again, and we can see the events of the search for Ava through Hannah’s eyes.
The ending of Hiram’s Girls
In the Amazon comments, a few readers have voiced their dissatisfaction with what they considered a quick ending to Hiram’s Girls. I want to assure everyone that you have not seen the last of the siblings. They will be part of the new series, and they may even have more books of their own as the Civil War ends. Ambrose must decide where his family will live, Lucy will study to be a doctor, and Jennie will have to decide what to do with her psychic abilities. And then there is Cordelia. The first book in the series was hers. Should she have another?
Would you like another Pierce family book, and if you would, whose story would you like me to tell?
Please answer in the comments section.
4 thoughts on “An Update and a Question”
You know I will read anything you write, but I am curious about what happens to Jennie’s special gift as she grows up.
Excellent question. It is one of the stories I am considering. Will she use her gift openly, or will she use it and hide it? And what will happen as a result? I’m already making something up.
What happened to Cordelia?
Cordelia will be a supporting but important character in the next Hannah True novel, Undercurrents, which will come out later this year. But we are going back to 1860, four years earlier than Hiram’s Girls, so she is only 18, living with Aunt Gertrude in New York, and learning more about photography. Your question reminds me that I need to create a longer post explaining what is going on with Pierce siblings. Thank you.