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If you have enjoyed reading one of my books, please take a moment to leave a review on Amazon.com and on Goodreads.com. After the years of research and writing that I personally put into publishing an historical fiction novel, I truly appreciate your feedback. An author without reviews is like a performer without applause. Thank you.

The Bayman’s Daughter is now available at Congressman Steve Israel’s bookstore, Theodore’s Books, in Oyster Bay!
I will be at Theodore’s Books on Sunday, July 10th at 2 p.m. for a book signing. Hope to see you there!

An article about The Bayman’s Daughter written by the editor of The Correspondant, Sayville’s St. Ann’s Episcopal Church’s newsletter.

Theresa Dodaro discusses the theme of War that is woven throughout her novels: The Tin Box Secret; The Hope Chest; Reawakening; The Porcelain Doll; and The Bayman’s Daughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch? (Note: When talking about Erica’s story in The Porcelain Doll, I say she spent time in a concentration camp, but I meant to say in a convent. That was where she was hidden.) v=VGBQ5wMCKQs

My interview with Olivia Smith (She is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist who has worked for Good Morning America, ABC News, CNN, and 60 Minutes) @ GETSAVVYWITHSOCIAL.COM:

The Bayman’s Daughter is now Available on Amazon.com! https://www.amazon.com/Baymans-Daughter-Theresa-Dodaro/dp/B099C5P1DT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=theresa+dodaro&qid=1626438297&sr=8-1

Sayville, a quaint seaside hamlet on the south shore of Long Island was once the playground of the rich and famous, (Roosevelts & Vanderbilts). From an intercepted coded message, “Get the Lucy,” to Marlon Brando in summer stock, it all happened here. On the night of Super Storm Sandy, Philip is transported back in time from 2012 to 1912. He meets Hannah at Meadow Croft, the summer estate of John Ellis Roosevelt, first cousin to Teddy Roosevelt. Hannah’s mother is a lady’s maid for Nannie Roosevelt and her father is a bayman who harvests oysters from the bay. In 1912 Hannah meets Philip who has unwittingly gone back 100 years in time. Philip struggles when he learns that his parents always knew this would happen to him. After all, they knew because for them, it’s history.

Reviews

Reviews of The Bayman’s Daughter:

Andrea M Gilbert 5.0 out of 5 stars  Small town history with a fascinating twist of fiction Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021 Verified Purchase Having grown up in Sayville as a 3rd generation family and knowing lots of its history, Theresa Dodaro made the town come to life in an amazing way. The fictional story line flowed so effortlessly with actual history. I enjoyed getting lost in the memories of past and present Sayville. I could not put it down, truly a wonderful read for anyone!

Granny-Ma 5.0 out of 5 stars Well written fiction and historically correct story Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021 Verified Purchase The storyline is interesting and fictional characters portrayed beautifully. Many actual people, places, true town places and events along with historical events all entwined. Excellent story well written.

“Theresa Dodaro’s The Porcelain Doll presents a fascinating feminine perspective of World War II’s effects on a family. I enjoyed the spin of the usual war story through the mapping and charting of a family’s navigation of trauma. The use of the doll as a symbol for the passing of ancestral trauma is really brilliant and a great concept from Dodaro . . . Overall, I appreciated Dodaro’s artistic choices and hope she will continue writing. She has too keen of an eye for a unique, original story to not continue persevering in this very tough career.”

“Judge, 28th (2020) Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.”

Author, Theresa Dodaro, holds a BA in liberal arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied English, history, and secondary education. She worked in publishing and marketing until she put her career on hold to raise her children.

She grew up in Baldwin, NY, and currently lives on Long Island with her husband. Now that her children are grown and have started lives of their own, she spends her time writing novels, blogging, and conducting genealogical research for herself and others.

Theresa is the author of The Tin Box Trilogy (The Tin Box Secret, The Hope Chest, and Reawakening) and The Porcelain Doll. She enjoys meeting with her fans at book talks and signings, and especially loves to meet with book clubs to discuss her books.

To set up appearances at events, you can contact Theresa at thetinboxtrilogy@gmail.com.

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