Sea Smoke is historical fiction. It's about the taking of the white pine trees in Maine by the British under the rule of King George III. Tired of having their trees commandeered, the woodsmen revolted. It culminated with the Woodland Rebellion which, even though nonviolent, sent a message to the British that the removal of trees would no longer be tolerated. A precursor to the American Revolution, it preceded the Boston Tea Party by over thirty years. The plot is a mystical love story that also depicts settlement life in the seventeen hundreds.
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sea Smoke. The author must have done a lot of research and it shows. The story was endearing, the history and information on rope making and felling of trees very interesting. I give the book high marks for accuracy and holding my attention. I was into it from the first sentence, captivated by it."
– Steven R.