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Dutchmen - A Tale of New Netherland

Dutchmen - A Tale of New Netherland

by Kathleen Lonetto

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The year is 1637 in the exotic wilderness of Dutch New Netherland. Colonist Pieter Van Tyden is resigned to work a simple homestead in the Connecticut River Valley until the woman he loves is kidnapped by Pequot raiders. His search for her becomes a life of pain and glory that parallels the tumultuous colony he calls home.

He takes refuge in exciting New Amsterdam on the island of the Manhattan people. There, the young fugitive collides with corrupt politicians, scheming businessmen and a bored, rich seductress who plays a deadly game with him.

After a ruthless betrayal, his identity becomes known and he must escape to uncharted Long Island. In this woodland world, he accepts a rigorous life with the Natives – a life of blizzards, disease and hurricanes – great whales, Indian massacres, the wilderness of the Hempstead Plains, mysterious Fire Island, an exiled Dutch trapper, primitive Breuckelen outposts, unlawful English settlers - even a sensuous healer accused of witchcraft.

After years of adventure, Pieter finds himself torn between two women and trapped between Dutch soldiers and Native warriors in a confrontation destined to seal his fate.

Dutchmen is an action tale rich with the romance and history of an untamed colony where 10,000 men and women, saints and sinners, visionaries, settlers and soldiers made an indelible impression upon the New World.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014721783
Publisher: Yore America
Publication date: 06/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Kathleen Lonetto has loved writing throughout her life. Her interest is history and fiction. Of course, traveling to sites, reading and researching history is a passion. She began as a staff reporter and provided years of local coverage for a weekly town newspaper. Later, she became a feature writer for a Community Newspaper chain. As a freelance writer her articles were published in numerous national & regional periodicals.

Writing accurate history articles meant doing a lot of research. She found her way around libraries, archives and museums and enjoyed interviews with historians and curators. She also worked as a Public Relations Consultant for historical networks and museums.

Her interest in history led her to become the founder and publisher of the Long Island Chronicle, a regional history periodical funded by grants and advertising. Here, her labor of love kept her busy handling all aspects of publishing. Compared with this work, she finds that maintaining a website is much more pleasant.

In spite of success in presenting history to the public, her love has always been in writing fiction. Much time was spent in writing and researching DUTCHMEN - A Tale of New Netherland, The GUIDE Encounters with a Native Spirit, and VISITATIONS.

Years ago, while serving as Director of local Writer's Guild, she tapped into the small press movement and a limited edition of DUTCHMEN was published. To her delight, the book received excellent reviews from the press and much acclaim from readers. Copies are now sold out. But thanks to advances in epublishing and POD, all of these works are available for a new as well as a faithful number of readers. Her readings for special events from Manhattan to Alaska have provided overwhelming praise for these works.

After living in New York for decades, she relocated to Washington DC and finally, to Williamsburg VA. However, for all American History buffs, she has selected a few articles for your enjoyment. These were published in Long Island history publications several years ago. But since history remains the same, they are still relevant enough to be of interest. If you have time, take a few minutes to visit the REPRINTS page and read them. Along with reprints, her YoreAmerica.com website contains a wide array of multimedia entertainment that combines accurate historical fact with imaginative fiction.

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