Honored by the National Indie Excellence Awards Contest recognizing outstanding independently published books. Daughter of the Morning Star by Patricia Weenolsen is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Historical Novel Category.

Daughter of the Morning Star is an award-winning finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Historical Fiction Category of the 7th Annual National Best Books 2010 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

An enticing historical novel, and very highly recommended reading, September 11, 2010

By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)

This review is for: Daughter of the Morning Star: Book II, Remembrance of Things That Never Happened (Paperback)

When society falls apart, someone has to rise to be the protector. “Daughter of the Morning Star” is a novel following Mary, a former white woman among the Abenaki Indians as she returns to Salem. Faced with a society of abuse and injustice, she delves into the deeper ends of the dark side of Salem and seeks to give hope and support to those who no one else will care for. “Daughter of the Morning Star” is an enticing historical novel, and very highly recommended reading.

Second Book in this series also a winner…,
October 28, 2010 By Purse Lover “Antique Purse Society Member” (West Coast)

Big disagreement between myself and several of my friends, on the one hand, and a couple of my other friends on the other. Some of us think that Daughter of the Morning Star is an even better book than The Cave of Storms. But the other side thinks Cave is better. In Daughter, I especially loved the Indian warrior’s afterlife, which the author put in italics throughout the book so we could follow it. I think. I’d like an afterlife like that. I also fell absolutely in love with little Sophie. I’m jazzed that Daughter just won a finalist award in the Best Books Historical Novel Category from But my Cave friends point out that it won four awards last year. I tell them, it’s early days yet.

Great historical novel.,
November 11, 2010 By F. Droll (Oceanside, CA USA)

I really enjoyed the second book of the Series. I have to admit that I’m having a hard time deciding which is better–the first book or the second. Both are well written and Weenolsen keeps you engaged with lively descriptions, well-formed characters, and plenty of tension. The contrast between the spiritual beliefs of the Native Americans and those of the Puritans is fascinating and I particularly enjoy the way Weenolsen narrates the afterlife of those that have passed to the other side. The moral strength of Mary and the compassion she shows for those who need it is inspiring. However, this is not a syrupy-sweet read as there are many unpleasant and horrifying accounts on both the white and native sides. I’m looking forward with much anticipation to the third book in the Series.

Daughter of the Morning Star
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1935420062
ISBN-13: 978-1935420064