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Hukle says “A reader recently shared that my work has ignited a flame within to learn just what part his ancestors played in American history. This was good to hear as a writer of historical fiction. I would be disappointed if what I've written is not prompting questions about self. History gives answers if we take the time to look. To share a moment-true or imaginary, well, it doesn't get any better.” –Gloria Waldron Hukle
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Waldron Series Historical Novels consist of three books. "The Diary of a Northern Moon" set in l970s North Creek, Albany and Lake George New York, joins "Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple" the well researched l7th C. saga of the Waldron family as they settle on the corner of present day Wall Street and B'Way, and also "Threads An American Tapestry" the story of the half Dutch,half Native American Margaret Vandenberg and her dramatic struggle to survive in the l8th C. Hudson Valley region of New York. As all early settlers dreamed of peace and prosperity, Margaret and her brother John's differing vision for the great northern farm left to them by their father, prompts an unexpected catalyst that will reroute their lives and the lives of their progeny forever.
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THREADS - AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY- by
Gloria Waldron Hukle
The unique mix and growing independent character of these early New York Hudson Valley provincials, both European, African, andNative American, and their influence upon today's American culture, formed the inspiration for my third novel, Threads An American Tapestry. As with the other two (Manhattan Seeds of a Big Apple and The Diary of a Northern Moon) , the struggle as well as triumph of the unsung American is at the heart of my story...Gloria Waldron Hukle, author.
Threads-Hukle's third installment in the Waldron Series-is a reflective tale told with an infusion of relevant historical facts that enhance both the action and pacing of the plot. Often in historical fiction, authors unintentionally lose their characters inside their story-like passages of exhaustive research, but Hukle has completely avoided this common pitfall, having rendered a strong piece of historical fiction for readers to be drawn into with her solid research, solid character renderings, and solid writing...The Us Review of Books.
"Threads: An American Tapestry" tells the tale of an l8th century wealthy Native American/Dutch woman as she seeks justice for her murdered slave amidst prejudicial hatred because of her gender and mixed ancestry. Characters John Collins, Peter Waldron, Catherine Vandenberg, Aeltie Waldron Vermilye, Everet Wendell, Margaret Vandenberg, Jacob Leisler, Capt. Kidd, Letitia Penn, Jan Verelst, Henry Beekman bring old New York to life along the banks of the North river in the year l722.
THE DIARY OF A NORTHERN MOON
In l976 a long kept secret prompts a young advertising executive to ask –Who really was Ben Waldrron? In this mystery, the second published of the Waldron Series books, settings are Adirondack Mountains of New York, Lake George, North Creek and Albany, New York...a great summer read!
-Staring at the epitaph, she didn't get up. An eerie feeling ran through her as she suddenly realized the date of Garret Waldron's death well over one hundred years ago was the same as today, July 3rd.
In l654 Resolved Waldron is Moses to his young family as he leads them from
Gloria Waldron Hukle NEWS
Threads now in soft cover too
Well researched and chock full of New York and Pennsylvania early eighteenth century colonial people, places and events woven together-
Threads An American Tapestry is a third novel for Author, Gloria Waldron Hukle. Hukle’s readers will be excited to learn that this new book chronologically follows
In the opening l723 scene, central character, Margaret Vandenberg, carefully watches the departure of the provincial
Margaret, a wealthy woman in her thirties, the sole daughter of a Native American and prosperous Dutch immigrant struggles with many issues as she prepares to marry. She vows that she will leave all in God’s hands-but can she?
This then, is the story of Margaret, her family, friends and servants, and a few in the Colony who dislike her, for reasons that haven’t changed among humankind since time began.
Author Gloria Waldron Hukle and her husband make their home in
MANHATTAN - SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE
A Historical Fiction by Gloria Waldron Hukle is the heartfelt story of one immigrating family’s journey to colonial America, and especially their spiritual struggle with the meaning of cultural diversity long before it became an important expression of our time 300 years later.
Before the English named it New York, and before the Dutch called it New Amsterdam, it was known as Mahikan to the Algonquin, one of the Native American nations that occupied the area. It meant, “Island of the Rolling Hills.” After the colonists arrived, Mahikan became Manhattan.
In l655, lower Manhattan was a Dutch community of about 120 houses, its people protected by a fort and a log wall which served as a defense against Indian attacks. Today’s Wall Street traces the line of that planked divider.
Arriving from Holland on the ship Princess, Resolved Waldron, his wife Tennake, and their 3 children settled on New Amsterdam’s Block B at the tip of Manhattan Island.
Their immediate neighbors included Augustine Herrman, Pieter Schaefbanck, jailor, Hendrick Hendricksen, Domine (Clergy) Samuel Drisius, Dan Tourneur, Isaac de Forest, and Col. Phillip Pietersen Schuyler.
These early seeds sought personal liberties that ultimately lead to our Bill of Rights.
It is here at the crossing of Broadway and Wall Street and near present day ground zero where our story begins.........
THE DIARY OF A NORTHERN MOON
2nd Waldron Novel released
HE WAS BORN A COUNTRY BOY IN THE UPSTATE NEW YORK ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS. A short forty-one years later, he was gone from the face of the earth.
BUT…..WHO REALLY WAS BEN WALDRON?
In a quiet, northern community, Tena Waldron learns that nothing is as it seems –not even the smell of the balsam.
MYSTERY * HISTORY * FORGIVENESS- these are the keywords in this 2nd Novel of the series by Gloria Waldron Hukle
(Waldron Crest and the original signature of Resolved Waldron are two of the unique images contained in this new novel)
The Waldron saga introduced in MANHATTAN SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE followed Resolved Waldron, the ancestor of the author, as he and his young wife made their home mid l7th century Manhattan on the corner of what is today Broadway and Wall Street.
Decades roll into centuries and it seems that all connective links to these original settlers of New York State have rotted far beneath the paved city streets…until a strangely unique gift wrapped in plain brown paper arrives at Tena’s apartment…THE DIARY OF A NORTHERN MOON