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.
It was like a big fluffy pillow to sink back into and be immersed
in the characters and the period.
I loved Holybourne. Didn’t want to put it down. I’m British, and
the language was true and accurate. Light reading. So enjoyed
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.
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.
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
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
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.