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Alabama immigrants from Maryland’s Eastern Shore probably fought with ancestor of President Washington

Inspired by true events, Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, and Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and conquer the wilds of Maryland’s Eastern shore in 17th century colonial America in this historical novel, FreeHearts. This is the third book in the Tapestry of Love Series by Donna R. Causey.

Leading horses

FreeHearts: 2nd edition A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love Series Book 3)


  • This is a must read for anyone who wants a true view of what colonial life was like in the 1700’s. Each book’s writing gets stronger, characters become real, the struggles and sorrows that laid the foundation for this country. I hope that each reader will come away with a deeper love for our country and our ancestors.
  • I love reading about this era, the comments of Mary Jane when she lost her beloved husband were so spot on, it really brought back the exact pain & thoughts I experienced when I lost my husband. I can’ t imagine what it was like back there with so many children, being a woman with no say in the business. Waiting for the next one to see how the Cottingham children do taking care of the parents plantation.
  • This is the third of Donna’s novels I have read! Each one just makes you want the next one more. Just waiting now for the next one!

Tapestry of love

Tapestry of Love Series

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 All her books can be purchased at 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

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One comment

  1. Dianna S. Rogers

    Some of my husband’s ancestors from Lineville, Al probably did and are actually related to the Washington’s.

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