Lemons in the Garden of Love


Lemons in the Garden of Love by Ames Sheldon ’70. Seeking a topic for her doctoral dissertation, Cassie Lyman finds a trove of suffrage cartoons, diaries, and letters left behind by Kate Easton, founder of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts. She soon discovers that she and Kate have more in common than she could have imagined. (She Writes Press, 2021)

Ames Sheldon worked as a reporter for two small-town newspapers in Minnesota before becoming lead author and associate editor of the monumental reference work Women’s History Sources: A Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States, which ignited her passion for writing about the history of women in America. Her first historical novel, Eleanor’s Wars, won the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Best New Voice: Fiction. Her second historical novel, Don’t Put the Boats Away, was finalist in historical fiction for the 2019 Best Book Awards.