"Bryant’s passionate storytelling will captivate readers and bring a fresh perspective on a maritime tragedy that still reverberates in the twenty-first century."
—Jacquelyn Lenox Tuxill, author of Whispers from the Valley of the Yak: A Memoir of Coming Full Circle
About Sheltering Angel
Sheltering Angel fictionalizes the true story of Titanic first-class passengers Florence and Bradley Cumings who discover an uncanny connection with their steward, Scotsman Andrew Cunningham. Although both Andrew and Florence pick up signs about the ship’s impending fate, neither is able to convince those in charge to listen.
Louella Bryant was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and grew up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. two miles from the CIA. A graduate of George Washington University, she migrated to Vermont to see what this nature thing was all about. She has not been disappointed.
Fern Forest Treehouse
Read how Fern Forest Treehouse came to be. Our cozy Vermont treehouse, where we hosted guests from countries around the world.
"A tree house, a free house,
A secret you and me house,
A high up in the leafy branches
Cozy as can be house.”
—Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Louella's Blog Posts
My novel Sheltering Angel, based on a true story of the Titanic, includes several actual passengers of the unlucky ship. Let me introduce you to Haitian engineer Joseph Philippe Laroche, the only…Read More
Praise for Louella's Work
“This wonderful tale of an unlikely friendship between two people from worlds a galaxy apart is not just a good read. It's a beautifully told and poignant backstory to a piece of history we all know.”
—Sylvester Monroe, co-author of Brothers: Black and Poor: A True Story of Courage and Survival
“Sheltering Angel tells the true story of several lesser-known individuals, whose lives were impacted by the Titanic disaster, helping to preserve their memory. The stories of Cumings, Cunningham, Siebert and the others are engrossing, and Bryant's passion for the source material shines through on every page.”
—Tad Fitch, author of On a Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of RMS Titanic
“The book is a fun, stirring adventure...”
—Seattle Book Review on Beside the Long River
“Bryant has done a wonderful job capturing the times of the 70's counterculture when just about everyone, including the wealthiest young men in the country, were turning on and dropping out.... Highly recommended.”
—Amazon review by RipeReads on While Darkness There is Light
“Readers will adore sharing Bobbie's secrets and observations; she feels like a real friend, capable and determined, and full of love.”
—Julie Chibbaro, author of Redemption on Cowboy Code
“History comes alive and gets personal in this story about two sisters, slaves, attempting to find their way north to freedom.”
—Jim DeFilippi on Father By Blood