The Truth about DanielThe Truth About Daniel

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Author: Jeanne Gehret
Series: The Dauntless Series, Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Verbal Images Press
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: 188428101X
ISBN: 9781884281013
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Historical novel about Susan B. Anthony’s rabble-rousing brother in Kansas.

Annie Osborn was fascinated by everything about Daniel Read Anthony—his service as a Civil War colonel who battled slavery; his courage and endurance settling the wild West; and his family ties to Susan B. Anthony, Annie’s own heroine. Nevertheless, she has doubts about his suitability as a husband. Did he risk his life for unselfish reasons or because he enjoyed danger?

From the fiery conflict of Kansas to the prim parlors of Martha’s Vineyard, The Truth About Daniel portrays lovers who forge new bonds through their willingness to take chances. This first novel in the Dauntless Series weaves historical strands about D.R. Anthony to delve into his improbable choice of a bride, a socialite half his age from the whaling capital of Martha’s Vineyard. The first in The Dauntless Series about the family of Susan B. Anthony.


“As a novelist, Jeanne Gehret has a genuine flair for deftly creating memorable characters and embedding them into an original and consistently entertaining story. The descriptive writing brings a bygone era in American History to vivid life. An impressively crafted and consistently entertaining read from beginning to end, The Truth About Daniel is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Historical Romance collections and the personal reading list of the dedicated Antebellum romance fan.”

Midwest Book Review

“Based on extensive research, Gehret offers an intriguing perception of the tribulations experienced not only by the Anthony and Osborn families, but also by many other emigrants who started a new life during the “Bleeding Kansas” era. The author suggests a plausible explanation for Annie’s attraction to D.R. Anthony during this largely-undocumented period of her life and establishes the couple’s rightful place in the era of pioneering exploration.”

Mary Ann Sachse Brown, President, Leavenworth County Historical Society and author of Celebrating Women of Leavenworth County, Kansas.

“…Gives an authentic voice to Annie Osborn, a young woman from a prominent Edgartown family whose South Water street home still stands. Her story is rooted in Martha’s Vineyard’s recorded past and actual events published in the Vineyard Gazette, the Island’s first newspaper.”

Hilary Wall, Archivist and Librarian, Vineyard Gazette