Did you know that religious persecution occurred in American colonial days?

After I made a research trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and stood on the ground where my first ancestor, young Mary Wilson settled with her husband in 1638, I felt compelled to tell the story of her life and how the family migrated to Alabama. Historical fiction seemed to be the perfect genre since I could use my imagination to fill in the gaps.


In my research of old court records, I discovered and shared in the series many interesting facts that I never learned in my history classes, especially in regard to religious freedom in the the early days of America

Inspired by real people and real events

My Tapestry of Love Series is inspired by actual people and real events and is typical of many families who settled on the Eastern Shore of  Virginia, Maryland and Delaware around 1638 and migrated to Alabama around 1819.  I included an Appendix at the end of each book to delineate fact from fiction in each chapter.

The second series, The Cottinghams begins with the first book,  Discordance which is about the ancestors of the Cottinghams of Bibb County, Alabama.

Revel-West House in Accomack County, Virginia (Library of Congress) The Revel and West families are mentioned in the Tapestry of Love SeriesRevel West house Accomack Virginia

Ribbon of Love (Book One) is about Mary Willson and the Pattenden’s life in 1638 America

Faith & Courage (Book Two) continues with the Dixon family

FreeHearts (Book Three) is about the Dixon’s and their children, especially the Cottinghams

Discordance – The Cottinghams – is the first book in The Cottingham series

Hungar’s church, Northampton County, Virginia – There has been a church on Hungar’s Creek since the early 1600s

Hungar's Church, Northampton County, Va

My first fictional series

The Tapestry of Love series is my first attempt at historical writing and I’ve learned quite a bit since then, including how to write and format Ebooks much better so I decided to re-edit the books and correct typos and/or mistakes. The corrected series has been reissued in a 2nd edition with new covers, both in paperback and Ebook format.

I need your help

Reviews can be tough to come by these days for authors.  You are the reason that I write and I need your help. I’d greatly appreciate a review or simply a short comment about any of my books on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. I read everyone and keep them in mind when writing.

As a thank you to all AP fans, you can receive a 15% discount on any book from my historical fiction series purchased from my publisher at the links below if you use this code: WYMYP7QL at checkout.

Here are the links to receive the discount from my publisher’s paperback versions.

Tapestry of Love Series

and

The Cottingham Series

The books can also be purchased as Ebooks at Amazon.com through the links below

Tapestry of Love Series on Amazon.com

The Cottinghams on Amazon.com

Thank you for your help and follow the series on Tapestry of Love Facebook page.

Donna R. Causey

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Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

10 Responses to Did you know that religious persecution occurred in American colonial days?

  1. Back then a doctor was midevil they called them witches

  2. wtcole@bellsouth.net'William Cole says:

    Yea, they now live in Utah! Poor Mormans. Actually there was a lot of killing when the Cole family moved out west. They eventually moved further north. All Cole family member’s were related to 3 Cole cousins descended from Constantine the Great or the Krauss family. I think that they were relatives as well.

    • Donna R Causey says:

      The religious persecution I refer to in the Tapestry of Love series is to the Quakers. They came to American to get away from religious persecution only to have it occur in colonial America as well. The Mormon religion did not start until the 1820s.

  3. pcadams825@yahoo.com'Peggy Adams says:

    I love everything “Alabama Pioneer” and admire your enthusiasm and efforts. I would love to read your Tapestry of Love book series. I too want to write my history of growing up on a rural Alabama farm and include my ancestors, some of which are Native American. In reading your books, I have a problem–is I have no way to purchase books from Amazon, or any online source….I do not have a charge card and would be afraid to use it if I did. Are your books in the Library, bookstores, drugstore, grocery store, in fact where I can purchase and/or check out to read?

    • Donna R Causey says:

      Hi Peggy,
      Thank you for your question. Libraries, all bookstores and other retail stores can purchase all the paperback books for you if you request them. All they need is the ISBN number of individual books. Simply print out the description of the book and they should be able to acquire it for you. They may charge a little extra for this service.

      If you go to Barnes and Noble or Books a million, they can enter my name Donna R. Causey as a search in their online site and they will see all my books with the ISBN numbers on their websites.

      Libraries are beginning to purchase some E-books to borrow as well. My books will be made available at more local stores and libraries if people request them. I am dependent on word of mouth advertising so thank you for asking. Donna

  4. Yes.the devil never rest.

  5. All kinds of persecution took place in this country since inception. No surprise

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