"Summer Ice" set in Coventry, Connecticut during the 1880s & 90s is about
hotel maid Millicent Submit White's term at the Bidwell House. We follow her
arduous daily routine of keeping the 33 room hotel running and supporting the
often difficult family of which she became a member. Shocking circumstances
creates a turnover of ownership which impacts the lives of all involved.
"What was it that allowed me the fortitude to not only survive near starvation but
starvation of the spirit? It could not have been my blood ties as I knew of none, it
could not have been my family which seemed as fickle as a young girls dreams.
It could only have been an impossible ember that smoldered within, waiting to set
fire when the breath of possibility blew upon it."