GIRL WITH A KNIFE:
A Story of Colonial America (Books 1–5)
James T. Hogg
An epic historical novel of love and revenge, good and evil, in seventeenth-century America, spanning five volumes
Faythe Emily Wentworth is a strong and independent girl living in a society where the role of a young woman is to be seen and not heard. Faythe will have none of that and is determined to live life on her terms and to heck with what others may think about it.
Early in the story her close and loving family is torn apart when her innocent and beautiful young sister is brutally raped by the sons of the powerful Downing family. Instead of justice for the crime, Faythe’s father is accused of incest, witchcraft and Devil worship.
When her family is destroyed, Faythe becomes determined to obtain justice at any cost. With the fierce, yet decent Sherriff Jones’s knife at her side, she refuses to back down to obstacles, not least of which is the community’s unsettling and dangerous belief in witches and devilry, all of which is spurred on by the corrupt, and lecherous, minister.
Faythe finds unlikely aid from a former prostitute, a fearful but genteel swordsman, and an Indian woman whose command of the bow and arrow weapon is truly terrifying.
Along the way Faythe finds love from the muscly boy next door, a brilliant and creative lawyer, a respected minister, and one other, all of whom cannot resist Faythe’s hazel-green eyes and irrepressible spirit.
Through five books, we become engrossed in the difficult frontier lives of the citizens of North Hinkapee and their interactions with the neighboring Sagawanee Indian tribe, which is at different times friend and foe.
From Book 1: Assault to the final Book 5, Redemption we are swept along as the fiery heroine—the girl with a knife—seeks revenge against the powerful Downing clan in the newly formed colonies. As the young country finds its way through chaos and turmoil, Faythe forges her path, and that of her women friends, through danger and corruption, searching for justice, and also for love.
James T. Hogg’s series is a page-turner, appealing to all genders, and especially to readers of historical fiction.