LUCINDA’S SOLUTION is my new novel – a love story about the changing role of women post World War I.
The story is fiction, but it was inspired by my own family’s history. When my great-aunt died in the influenza pandemic, her sister assumed the role of wife and mother. And a family was saved.
“I am not enough like Catherine for Martin to love,
and I am too much like Catherine for Martin to forget.”
In the Autumn of 1918, idealistic and ambitious Lucinda Benedict has finally convinced her father that girls can go to college too. But the family is devastated when the influenza pandemic claims the life of Lucinda’s older sister. Seventeen-year-old Lucinda must put aside her own dreams and step into her sister’s life as mother to two toddlers – and wife to a man overwhelmed by grief.