‘Fanny’s Destiny’ book signing

October 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Six Loose Ladies
287 Main St
Chester, VT 05143
Micki Smith

Following 18 years of intensive research and writing, former Cavendish resident Micki Smith will preview and sign her new book, Fanny’s Destiny. Smith was a founding member of Fiber Arts in Vermont, the non-profit that runs the Six Loose Ladies Yarn & Fiber Shop.

Fanny’s Destiny chronicles the amazing life of Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan Allen Penniman. Based on a real life, beguiling woman, this historical novel reveals events leading up to and through the Revolutionary War and the evolution of what is now Vermont.

Born out of wedlock in 1760, Fanny was adopted by a wealthy, loving family. By the time she was 12, Fanny was fluent in Latin, Greek and French. She was also a talented painter. Her adoptive father represented King George III in the Colonies. As separation from the king unfolded, Fanny’s life changed dramatically. From satin and lavish jewels to homespun frock and apron, Fanny manages to survive.

Her deep involvement in politic brings Fanny her fame and notoriety. Her second marriage, to Patriot Ethan Allen, offers both powerful love and disaster. Fanny takes control yet again; marries a third time, leading her into yet more turmoil.

Fast paced, and an easy read, Fanny’s Destiny, is perfect for young teens to senior citizens. History comes alive as Fanny bravely survives her changing world.  The book is available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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