Eileen Charbonneau enjoys exploring the perspectives of people often left out of history: its women, its immigrants, its marginalized poor. Eileen has published historical fiction for adult as well for young readers.
Eileen's young adult novels The Woods Family Trilogy is: The Ghosts of Stony Clove, In the Time of the Wolves, and Honor To the Hills. The novels are set in the Catskill Mountains from 1809 through 1852. Books in the series were chosen as a Best Book by the Children's Book Council for Social Studies curriculum, and have won the Golden Medallion.
The American Century Novel Series begins in Federal era Virginia (The Randolph Legacy), moving to the Trail of Tears and the Great Hunger in Ireland (Rachel LeMoyne). California's early 20th century conservation movement is the subject of Waltzing in Ragtime. Books in this series have been nominated for Hearts of the West and Rita awards from Romance Writers of America.
Eileen's Code Talker Chronicles suspense series follows the World War II exploits of Luke Kayenta, a Navaho Code Talker officer in the Office of Strategic Services and his fellow officer Kitty Charante, war widow and spy. The first two books are I'll Be Seeing You and Watch Over Me, which has won a Chanticleer Award for Women's fiction and been named a finalist in the Daphne duMaurier Award and Golden Leaf Award for Romantic Suspense.
American Civil War Brides series follows the lives of couples brought together by the most soul-searing conflict the United States has endured. The first of the series is Seven Aprils, the second Mercies of the Fallen.
Eileen lives in the brave little state of Vermont and runs a small historic house B awith her husband Ed. She adores him, her kids and sweet grandchild Desmond. Eileen is addicted to American roots music and dance, and maple creemies.
Roots music and dance, historic house restoration and touring. Theater, movies and travel.