Carolyn Bond, an eighth generation Kentuckian, writes stories that fascinate and inspire hope. Inspired by daydreams, her work weaves real life with stories of “what if?” What if there is more than we can see? With a deep faith that all life, especially the vulnerable in society, is part of God’s plan, she believes nothing is impossible. She is currently finishing her fourth novel and has published a textbook in the field of court reporting. Carolyn attended both the 2017 and 2018 Kentucky Book Fairs for Bluegrass Blush and Steam Over Stephensport, the first two novels of a historical fiction romance trilogy entitled Steam Through Time. Set in the 1880s in small Kentucky towns, each book not only offers a heartwarming romance, but also explores a Victorian social problem through the eyes of a modern day woman who falls victim to time-traveling magic. The third book in this series, Bridge in the Mist, will be available this fall.
Steam Over Stephensport
An elementary teacher crashes her car in the Ohio River and washes up in 1889 with a Scottish farmer trying to revive her. Her great-great-grandmother takes her in, and she quickly finds herself teaching in a one-room schoolhouse with the wealthy Brian Everbright offering her a life of luxury if she would be his pet of a wife. Evan came to America to make his fortune with his own brawn, and his rugged good looks make Lily question what sensible really means. Would either of these Victorian men understand her desire to change the lives of her students through education? Both men are so foreign to her, yet they both catch her heart. Will she follow her feelings or go back to the future?