Character ~ John Robertson from A Shadow in the Past

John Robertson – patriarch of the Robertsons

John Robertson played an important role in my debut novel, A Shadow in the Past. He was the grandfather of my hero, Robert (named after my father Robert Robertson and my uncle Andrew Robertson).

In order to make this chart even remotely readable, it had to be split into three sections. This first section starts with the patriarch himself and his wife and ends with his grandchildren, Robert being one of them.

descendants of John William Robertson

This second section begins with his great-grandchildren who were Margaret’s (Robert’s sister) children.

descendants of John William Robertson cont’d

This last chart ends with one 5th great-grandchild – Colin Cameron.

descendants of John William Robertson cont’d

Some of these characters were mentioned in the first book. Some (but not all) will be introduced in the second one – Shadows From Her Past.

These charts were created using Legacy genealogy software and the handy dandy snipping tool in Windows, which I have to say is as ‘handy as a pocket in a shirt’.

A Shadow in the Past Blurb:

When a contemporary teen is transported back through time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…

Nineteen-year-old Sarah Shand finds herself thrust back into the past. There she struggles to keep her real identity from a society that finds her comments and ideas strange and her speech and actions forward, unlike Victorian women. When Sarah verbally confronts confining social practices, including arranged marriages, powerful enemies commit her to a lunatic asylum. After falling in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, Robert Robertson, she must decide whether to find her way back to her own time or to remain in the past with him.

I can’t share the blurb for Shadows From Her Past with you yet but when I can, you can read it here.



2 thoughts on “Character ~ John Robertson from A Shadow in the Past”

  1. Genealogy is so much fun. I’ve done some and hope to get back to more one of these days. My poor old eyes can’t read the charts. It’s great that your story has your ancestors in it. Looking forward to reading the sequel. Any idea when it will be out?

  2. I’m not as into genealogy as my husband is but I definitely enjoyed putting these fictional families together.

    I’m not sure when the sequel will be out. It’s written and is waiting patiently for me to write the ‘dreaded synopsis’, which I have started… so that’s a start. 😉

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