The Emma Field novels

-coming of age in the changing times of the mid-19th century.

Read and re-read by soulful young people and the adults in their lives, this series is about the young Emma Field who grows up amongst the Quakers of her pioneer community of Bloomfield, Canada. Her further adventures take her amongst the Quakers of Nine Partners, New York, and later the runaway slaves and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Great Lakes.

Williams’ writing has been described as the combination of earth, edge and steadiness. If you like the writing of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), Gabrielle Roy (Children of My Heart) and Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist), you will enjoy these books.

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” Robertson Davies

“My daughters, now age 19 and 13 loved reading these books a few years ago. Their Grammy, now age 80, and I (unspecified age) also loved them.” Louise Besserer

“Emma Field is someone I want to shake by the shoulders and throw my arms around!” Michelle Jones

“One member of our book club was so transported by the books that she was sad to be still sitting in her kitchen when she finished reading.”