The Antique Wooden Trunk
Book One of the Ancestry Series
Renée Michelle Martel
Life and death are two sides of the same coin. The past is a tricky thing. Sometimes it’s etched on our minds. Other times it blurs our memories. If you stand too long on the dark side of a grave, who knows which ancestors you will awaken. The Antique Wooden Trunk, Book One of the Ancestry Series, introduces Ruby McEwen, an intuitive, eighty-eight-year-old human gateway to the past, and Jazz Durant, a turbulent eighteen-year-old with a grim future. Unpredictably, the two women, born decades apart, embark upon a historical, intertwining journey that has them navigating across four countries and through three centuries occupied by wounded minds and searching souls. The Antique Wooden Trunk is more than a saga about time travel. It is an ambitious novel that reunites lost generations, casts a light upon the unknown, and rediscovers the forgotten. With each step she takes, alongside Ruby and their witty, stubborn and wise ancestors, Jazz learns about humanity, courage, integrity, survival, and life. A life linked to theirs and one not so unlike her own.