Marta Anne Tice, a resident of Nelson County, Virginia, is a licensed interior designer and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She operates a notable lodging business at Leap of Faith Lodging. Marta has been an avid equestrian and a foxhunter with three established foxhunts in Virginia. As a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR), this author is passionate about history and ancestry. Locating her family ancestral village in Germany inspired her to write this story.