“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.”