Karen Vorbeck Williams
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My Enemy's Tears: The Witch of Northampton
MY ENEMY'S TEARS
A story of the New World venturers, of wilderness and settlement, of witchcraft and war.

In the 1630s two young girls from different villages sailed from England with their Puritan families, part of the great 17th century migration to the New World. Settled in the Connecticut River Valley, they came face to face with the rigors of life among the Puritans. This story is based on the lives of Mary Bliss Parsons and her enemy Sarah Lyman Bridgeman who suffered from an epic jealousy fueled by superstition. This fictional account of a true story takes us back to the beginning of a country founded on a dream, where life was perilous, where fear and envy would lead to redemption and ruin. 
cover photography by Meredith R. Rubin
"Beautifully written, well researched, riveting."
--Patricia Cumming, poet
founding member of Alice James Books
Book Trailer
"My Enemy's Tears is compulsively readable."
--Phoebe Pettingell, literary critic
"The novel delves deep into the motivation of its characters. They are complex, believable, and easy to identify with."
--Mirella Patzer, History and Women.com

2012 1ST PLACE WINNER
GENERAL FICTION
Karen, ready to sign books at the New England Book Festival.
Karen is repesented by the Carolyn Jenks Agency, Cambridge, MA.
COMING NEXT
The House on Seventh Street 
Following the deaths of two generations of Grummans, Winna Grumman returns to the 87-year-old house that had first belonged to her grandparents. She finds it filled with trash, treasures, and mysteries. To make life even more difficult, someone is trying to kill her. Is it John, the man she loves, Todd, her sister's new husband, or Seth, the handyman she has come to depend upon and trust?

The House on Seventh Street, set in Grand Junction, Colorado--Karen's hometown--is in the hands of her agent.
Review by Trudi LoPreto at Readers’ Favorite

"My Enemy’s Tears: The Witch of Northampton is the best book I have read in a long time. Karen Vorbeck Williams has taken a true event and created a fictional story that I found hard to put down. I was taken on a journey back to 1633 and introduced to some very interesting people. My Enemy’s Tear’s: The Witch of Northampton has everything a good book needs, from a strong plot to characters that became my friends and enemies. If you enjoy reading about frontier life, the Indians, the early days, witchcraft, then My Enemy’s Tears is a must-read for you. This is a winner from cover to cover."