Lunch & Learn - Clara in a Time of War: Author Talk with C.J. McGroarty

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Lunch & Learn - Clara in a Time of War: Author Talk with C.J. McGroarty

Join us for a breakfast of waffles and fruit, lecture by author C.J. McGroarty, and a hot lunch buffet. Tours of the Keith House available.

By The Friends of Graeme Park

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, April 26 · 10am - 2pm EDT


Graeme Park 859 County Line Rd Horsham, PA 19044

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About this event

  • 4 hours

In a terrible time of war, one woman must fight for what she holds dear…

Pennsylvania, 1777: War rages on in the American Colonies. With her husband off in the fight, Clara Fletcher is trying to survive on her Chester County farm. Danger lurks near and far. The future is uncertain. Then one day a wounded stranger appears in her carriage house, and he might not be what he seems. As Clara and her good friend nurse the man back to health, she tries to unravel his mysteries. All the while, the war is moving closer to her door.

Join author C.J. McGroarty to hear about this compelling story of loss, love, and determination set against the backdrop of the American Revolution. Learn about the inspiration and history behind it and what it was like for a woman on the home front struggling to keep her household afloat.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

C.J. McGroarty is a former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and a Pushcart Prize nominee with an MFA in creative writing. Her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines. She is currently at work on her second novel, a supernatural mystery set in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Women’s Fiction Writing Association has chosen Clara in a Time of War as a top ten book of 2022 about families dealing with war.

Enjoy a continental breakfast, author talk, and a lunch buffet. Tours of the historic Keith House will also be available after lunch as well as an opportunity purchase a book and/or have your copy signed.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Check-in and Breakfast

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tours of the Keith House

About the organizer

The Friends of Graeme Park are the 501(c)3 non-profit who operate Graeme Park historic site and maintain the historic Keith House. Proceeds fund operations costs, maintenance and programming for the enjoyment of visitors. More information on the history of the site is available at