Seven Years of Grace

Spiritualism, trances, love affairs! This was our first historical novel. Seven Years of Grace: The Inspired Mission of Achsa W. Sprague by Sara Rath, is a dramatized account of the life of Achsa W. Sprague (1827–1862) of Plymouth, Vermont, who lectured for seven years on Spiritualism, the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and prison reform. Grounded in the extensive collection of Sprague’s papers at the Vermont Historical Society, this fascinating tale includes trances, the brush of angel wings, and the love Achsa felt for a married man. 

Paperback, 2016. $1.00.

Purchase the book from our online bookstore, from, at our museum stores in Montpelier or Barre, or at select booksellers in Vermont.


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