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Lauren Francis-Sharma


Lauren Francis-Sharma

Lauren Francis-Sharma is also the author of the novels 'TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY and BOOK OF THE LITTLE AXE. She resides near Washington, DC with her husband and two children, and is the assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the proprietor of the DC Writers’ Room.

Books by Lauren Francis-Sharma

by Lauren Francis-Sharma - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. She sees no reason why she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm that she, alone, views as her birthright. But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free Black property owners --- Rosa’s family among them --- will be allowed to keep their assets, their land and, ultimately, their freedom. By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana, with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son, Victor, is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him.

by Lauren Francis-Sharma - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever. The novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal, and endanger the future for all of them.