Donna is the author of "When God Turned His Head" is a murder mystery set in Colonial America. It is based on a true story.
When John Adams, one of the future leaders of the American Revolution, was a novice lawyer, a man named Kanter Thorton brought him his first case. The woman he loved, Drusilla Codman, was accused of murdering her rich husband. Drusilla was an indentured servant when she and Kanter became betrothed. But the man she served, John Codman, raped her, causing pregnancy. Bound by the strict code that relegated women to the status of property, she married Codman. When he was found murdered, Drusilla became the only suspect. Kanter was the only person who believed in her innocence. He hired John Adams to defend her, although everybody "knew" Drusilla was guilty. Kanter also began his own investigation, hoping to save the life of his beloved. "When God Turned His Head" is a great read for lovers of historical fiction with a strong sense of place and time, and anybody who likes to get lost in the pages of a good whodunnit.
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