1870 – 1936 A.D.
Mary Johnston, an American novelist, born at Buchanan, Va. Her first book, Prisoners of Hope: a Tale of Colonial Virginia made an immediate success and established the author as a historical novelist of unusual power. A year later, in 1899, she published To Have and to Hold which was equally successful, and in 1902 she brought out Audrey, another popular work. Since then she has produced a number of novels on historical themes, displaying a high order of merit.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.