NANCY TURNER is the author of These Is My Words, Sarah's Quilt, and The Star Garden. She was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Southern California and Arizona. These Is My Words was selected as One Book, One Arizona. She lives in Tucson with her husband and her dog.
Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah’s Quilt, and The Star Garden. Now, Turner has written the novel she was born to write, this exciting and heartfelt story of a woman struggling to find herself during the tumultuous years preceding the American Revolution.
The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. When Resolute finds herself alone in Lexington, Massachusetts, she struggles to find her way in a society that is quick to judge a young woman without a family. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free. Resolute’s talent at the loom places her at the center of an incredible web of secrecy that helped drive the American Revolution. Heart-wrenching, brilliantly written, and packed to the brim with adventure, My Name is Resolute is destined to be an instant classic.
Praise for Sarah’s Quilt:
“A sensitive, vibrant story about the strength of love and family . . . Reminiscent of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.” —The Denver Post
"Gritty Sarah Elliot, who lassoed our hearts in These Is My Words, proves that women as well as men tamed the West." —Sandra Dallas, author of The Diary of Mattie Spenser
“Hard times, danger, love, well-defined characters, and a strong sense of place all merge to form the heart of this novel.” —Dallas Morning News
"Action-packed." —Tucson Guide Quarterly
Praise for These Is My Words:
"Incredibly vivid and real." —Rosamunde Pilcher, author of The Shell Seekers