Today's selection comes from The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent, page 13. I've been looking forward to reading this book for months.
She spun the wool through knotted fingers glistening with sheep's oil and wrapped the threads neatly around the bobbin. Gently probing, she teased out the story of our days in Billerica just as she teased out the fine line of thread from the mix and jumble of the coarse wool in her hands.
It's Tuesday, Where Are You? is hosted by an adventure in reading.
I'm in Andover, Massachusetts in 1690. It's winter and bitter cold. Our family made a hasty exit from Billerica for fear of being blamed for a smallpox outbreak. We are going to live with my grandmother in Andover.