Welcome to my life's work: a collection of seven historical novels. Six are set in mid-Victorian England and one, Sophie & Juliet, is set in the Georgian era. If you love the classic literature of Bronte and Austen then you will certainly enjoy these. My novels accurately reflect the morals and manners of the day. They are clean, wholesome and heartwarming. Please click on the book covers below to read descriptions, first chapters, and links to purchase.
My Novels
About the Author
The Arrangement
Bobbin's Journal
The Spinster
Sophie & Juliet
Reader Comments
Joan Johnson

It was like a big fluffy pillow to sink back into and be immersed in the characters and the period.

Denise Kuster

I loved Holybourne. Didn’t want to put it down. I’m British, and the language was true and accurate. Light reading. So enjoyed it.

Norma Saken

I didn’t know I was interested in the Victorian Era until I started reading Carol Kennedy’s novels. Her attention to every detail of this time-period is remarkable for someone born in 20th Century America. Her prose is beautifully written and descriptions so accurate it’s as though she’s travelled through a time machine to write her novels. She brings together the lives of both the privileged with those less fortunate in a way to elicit understanding as well as sympathy for both ends of the social spectrum. There are even two novels (Bobbin’s Journal and Holybourne) I felt were appropriate reads for my 12-year-old granddaughter. Through reading these books, she has grasped not only this very rich period of history but gained an understanding of life long before today’s technology.
Helen Richardson

The story just flew. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the rest of your books. It was a very nice touch to identify the authors of the various quotes and poems that characters used. Frankly, very impressive.

Ricki Adams

Just a note to let you know that I so enjoyed the book and can hardly wait to read the one my daughter purchased. I finished it in a day. Just couldn’t put it down.

Jan Peterson

My only criticism is that the books ended too soon, and there weren’t enough of them. ... full of ripe fruit, with leads for plays, movies, and TV series.

Jeanine Paquette

At lunch, Penny showed me Sophie and Juliet which we both just finished. She said she “wanted more,” she wanted the story expanded. Nice. I’m into Poppy now and am loving it. My neighbour Jan read Winthrope, and I am lending her some of your other books. Mary Sue called this a.m., and we talked for an hour. She also loved Winthrope and has drafted a review which she says is too windy so she will work on it and post it.