Talking about this book? Be sure to tag it using #TheOldCapeBloodRuby #NetGalley
In 1898, the Portland Gale tore across Provincetown on Cape Cod’s coast. Walter Ellis, a descendant of legendary Maria Hallett, loses his ship and fishing livelihood. Forced to leave his family behind, he seeks gold in Alaska but never returns. Present-day Nancy Caldwell travels to Alaska to visit family. She discovers an old letter destined for Provincetown but never sent. Back home on Cape Cod, a 1780s house, a hidden ‘pigeon’s blood’ ruby ring, and a past nemesis complicate Nancy’s search for what happened to the missing fisherman. Using dueling timelines between centuries, the historical fiction, The Old Cape Blood Ruby, follows Nancy as she untangles the lost message’s clues, in a quest filled with love, heartbreak, and treasure.
A Note From the Publisher
“I enjoyed seeing such great historical and cultural detail in The Old Cape Bloody Ruby. It's important to see Tlingit culture portrayed in a unique and compelling way.”
—Peter Stanton, educator in Lingít Aaní - Tlingit Country, Southeast Alaska
“The story takes us from the eastern tip at Provincetown, Cape Cod to the western edge in Juneau, Alaska. Barbara Eppich Struna has spun an ambitious multi-generational saga that spans three hundred years. Struna has artfully woven historical events into the search for a valuable family heirloom. Filled with romance, tragedy, mystery, as well as loves lost and found, its gripping plot will keep you reading.”
-Rick Cochran, Author Murder at Bound Brook, Bound Brook Pond, Wellfleet Tales, Wellfleet Tales I