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JONAH'S LANDING, an 1890s historical fiction novel

Jonahs Landing


is now available on Amazon.

A few links are below; for other locations in the world, check your local Amazon website. 


Karen Kurtz
Karen Kurtz

A special thanks to each of you who has shown an interest in my 2024 novel,

Jonah's Landing.

~ Karen

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In affluent 1890s Philadelphia, Ellie McAllister has always pushed the boundaries of proper behavior. Her elite boarding school education trains her to be a refined young woman, but she yearns for the earthy, small town in Ohio where she first met an irresistibly unsuitable farm boy.


While travelling in Ohio, young Ellie witnesses a bully’s hate crime and forms an unlikely bond with Cade, a troubled farm boy from a pacifist Dunker sect. Both are emotionally scarred by the violence. Ellie hides her terror but is repeatedly pulled back to Jonah’s Landing where it happened. Cade’s rage and desire for revenge puts him at odds with his religious community, driving him away from home toward a new life in Philadelphia. 


Years later, Ellie and Cade meet unexpectedly, raising unresolved issues about the incident at Jonah’s Landing … and awakening their unrealized feelings for each other. When an opportunity to face the bully arises, a shocking chain of events threatens everything Ellie had hoped for her future.


Jonah’s Landing chronicles a time when women are speaking out against societal constraints; Philadelphia’s middle class is challenging the old elite; electricity and technology are transforming American cities. And Ellie and Cade, in the midst of it all, are forging a new way of being in the world together.

Jonahs Landing


Karen Kurtz

Writing from the depths

Writing is an artesian spring that flows up from the depths of the psyche. Every soul has an aquifer of creativity at its centre and that wellspring is ever seeking a path toward expression.      ~K L Kurtz


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