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June, 2023

What would happen if Thomas Hardy's heroines were set in a modern context? Imagine if Tess Derbyfield, Bathsheba Everdene, Elfride Swancourt, and Anne Garland, all met up one fateful night in Saint Paul, Minnesota! Look for two books this summer: The Hardy Girl and The Hardy Boy (Book One and Book Two in the Thomas Hardy Project).

Book One: The Hardy Girl. Four friends attending a Midwestern seminary in the mid-90s, are challenged by their professor to read Thomas Hardy novels. When they do, they find themselves dating women who are eerily similar to the strong, Hardy heroines of which they are reading. 

Book Two: The Hardy Boy. Thomas Michelson leaves the Minneapolis he loves to rescue Terri, who has gone missing. His harrowing adventure takes him places he never thought he would go, filling out his preparations for ministry in ways he never imagined as he rescues the girl he loves.