Anke: The Beginning
By Anas Hamshari and Caroline Snodgress
October 15th – December 17th 2020
Publication Date: September 16th 2020
Publisher: Exotic Reads
Page Length: 111 eBook / 170 paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Living in the city of Mechelen, just south of once-prosperous Antwerp, in the aftermath of the Thirty Years’ War, Anke Verhaegen, an ambitious nineteen-year-old, is determined to make the most of her life.
When her brother Johan suggests crossing the Atlantic to New Netherland, Anke knows this is her destiny. Together, the two set about attempting to secure passage across the sea.
Before long, their plans are in motion, and hopes are high. Yet, with vengeful enemies, secrecy, and danger on the high sea waiting to be faced, will Anke really be able to secure a better life for herself?
Head over to Samantha Wilcoxson’s Official Blog where Historical Fiction authors, Anas Hamshari and Caroline Snodgrass are talking about what life was like in New Netherland in the early 16th Century- well worth a read.