Originally from North Dakota, multi-award-winning author Peni Jo Renner resides in Maryland with her husband of thirty years. A lifelong love of history prompted her to pursue her dream of novel-writing when she learned her 9x great-grandmother, Rebecca Blake Eames, was one of the accused during the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. That novel, Puritan Witch; The Redemption of Rebecca Eames, won an Independent Publishers (IPPY) silver medal and a bronze eLit award in its genre. Puritan Witch is the first The Puritan Chronicles series and was immediately followed by its sequel, Letters to Kezia. Mrs. Renner is presently composing her third novel, featuring another branch of ancestors whose lives were impacted by the Cochecho Massacre of 1689 in colonial New Hampshire.
Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames is a story of the fear, suspicion, and accusations as they permeate the surrounding communities. The narration was exquisite, really painting a picture in my head and bringing to life the language of the Puritans much better than it usually is done. I loved that it was based on a true story and that the story really expands on a piece of the darkest of American history. Such a cool read! – Katelyn Hensel for Readers’ Favorite
“This is the story of one family who faced the fires of this countries inquisition and emerged to once again find solace in their faith. A great book.”. ~Carole P. Roman