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“A delightful romp! It’s snappy and happy and a great escape holiday read.”

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Dating while social distancing – a LOL read!”

“If you like Sophie Kinsella, you’ll love award-winning author Maggie Aldrich.”

Mask-wearing, social distancing Kinsey Mullrooney would rather not bring a date to the annual work holiday party. How will she keep six feet of distance? Besides, skipping it altogether to watch British telly is much more her style.

But when attendance “plus one” becomes mandatory, she’s forced to scour singles sites for a suitable date. Blimey! She’s got just two weeks!

Bypassing Ted the Serial Killer, she finds a fetching match in the Daniel Craig look-alike, Wyatt. The adorable couple sets off to the party in matching facemasks, chemistry evident between them.

Wyatt is everything she’s hoped for! Fun, friendly, and gorgeous! But when his mood shifts as they depart the festivities, Kinsey realizes she’s committed an uproarious gaffe.

She’s left the party on the arm of the wrong masked man.

“Maggie Aldrich brings to life all the things we love to hate about the coronavirus pandemic in this hilarious and quick read!”

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Maggie Aldrich is an avid reader, freelance writer, and yoga instructor who tends to catastrophize all situations.

“Good grief, you should become a writer, you’re always making stuff up!” her family said. And so, she did.

Winner of the 2017 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Competition – Adult Division, Maggie lives on an acreage in middle America with her husband, daughter, cats, and other various unattended wild animals.

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Certain she blames him for her leg, he’s resigned to having lost her, until her brother asks for his help

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

 

How
the Duke Saved Christmas

by
Anna Harrington

Genre:
Historical Holiday Regency Romance

MERRY
CHRISTMAS…

Two
years ago, Lady Clara Marshall led a fairytale life. She was the
toast of the
 ton,
beloved sister to an earl, leading charity patroness, and deeply in
love. A bright future lay in her grasp, until a tragic phaeton
accident ripped it all away. Now, she’s lost the use of her right
leg and never ventures from home. She’s lost all happiness and the
love of her life. When she’s forced to travel north for the
holidays, a fierce snowstorm, a damaged bridge, and her meddling
brother all conspire against her to bring her under the same roof
with the one man she never wanted to see again.

MARRY
ME?

Michael
Stanton, Duke of Wakefield, cannot believe his eyes when he sees
Clara being carried into his country house to seek shelter from the
storm. Two years ago, his heart nearly stopped when he watched the
wreck, only for it to shatter completely when she broke off with him
without explanation. Certain she blames him for her leg, he’s
resigned to having lost her, until her brother asks for his help in
showing her how to live again.

But
the last thing Clara wants is to be trapped with Michael and all the
ghosts of Christmases past. Will the duke be able to save not just
Christmas, but also her life?

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Anna
fell in love with historical romances—and all those dashing Regency
heroes—while living in London, where she studied literature and
theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she
isn’t busy writing her next novel, she can usually be found in her
garden, fussing over her roses. She loves to hear from her readers
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Will hides a dark and disturbed background that stops him from committing to any one or any place

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

 

 

A
Blaze of Poppies

by
Jennifer Bohnhoff

Genre:
Historical Romance, Women’s Fiction

In
1916, Mexico is on the brink of revolution. Despite armed bandits
streaming over the border and prejudices against female ranchers,
feisty little Agnes Day is determined to keep the family ranch and
run it on her own terms. The last thing she wants is to fall under
the authority of a husband who will keep her from the land she loves.

Her
ally in the fight is Will Bowers, a strong and silent New Mexico
Guardsman assigned to nearby Camp Columbus under General Blackjack
Pershing, but Will hides a dark and disturbed background that stops
him from committing to any one or any place. Then the United States
enters World War I and both Agnes and Will are swept into
conflagration.

Can
Agnes secure a peaceful future on the Sunrise Ranch after the
insanity and bloodshed of war? Dare she hope to share that future
with someone else?

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A
lifelong New Mexican, Jennifer Bohnhoff loves travel and history, so
it should come as no surprise that many of her books are historical
novels set in beautiful or interesting places.

She
taught Middle School Language Arts and New Mexico History for years,
but has left to become a full time author. She loves helping people
reach that “ah hah” moment when they suddenly understand
the connections between themselves, the past, eternity, and the world
around them.

Mrs.
Bohnhoff is the mother of three handsome men, the mother-in-law of
three beautiful daughters and the grandmother of three very smart
granddaughters and one grandson. She lives in the mountains of
central New Mexico with her husband, Monstro the wonder dog, and a
petulant stinker of a cat who cares nothing for her writing.

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The third year the potato crop failed in Ireland, the Protestant landlords had absconded back to Britain, leaving the Catholic peasants to fend for themselves

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

 

Rainbow
Man

Donovan
Family Saga Book 3

by
Gifford MacShane

Genre:
Historical Romance, Fiction

1880s
Arizona Territory

Returning
from a trip to southern Arizona, Alec Twelve Trees is arrested and
beaten by a rogue US Cavalry patrol.

Alec
is half Navajo, and this act of blatant racism invokes the ire not
only of his father, but of the entire village of White‘s Station.
While the town‘s leading citizens try to convince the Army it’s
not needed there, Alec is nursed back to health by Irene Donovan.

Eighteen-year-old
Irene is a gifted herbalist. Overindulged by her father and seven
older brothers, Irene often lets her willfulness trump her better
nature. But Alec understands her: he’s been her best friend since
their school days, and loved her almost as long. He’s never
revealed his feelings to her, certain her family will not accept him.

Alec
refuses to press charges against the soldiers who beat him, but Irene
begs him to reconsider. Alec honors her wishes, and realizes he is
powerless to escape her charms, even though he believes she will
never give him the love he craves.

When
a parade of suitors come through her father’s door, Alec’s agony
is sometimes overwhelming. At the same time, Irene’s frivolous
nature rears its ugly head again. She escapes one hazard with her
honor just barely intact. And when danger threatens both of them,
Alec must decide if he will risk his life to save hers, or spend a
few last happy days in her arms.

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Woodsman’s Rose

Donovan
Family Saga Book 2

1880s
Arizona: Daniel Donovan wants nothing more than to get married,
unless it’s to restore his friendship with his closest friend, Alec
Twelve Trees.

Alec
is raging about his mother’s murderer, whose identity Daniel knows
but will not reveal, as the killer is dead and the family he left
behind would be compromised if the knowledge became public. But Alec
cannot recognize any needs but his own, and the rift between the
friends grows wider every day.

Daniel’s
fiancée, Annie, is a delicate girl, her health frail and her future
uncertain. Prone to vicious headaches that at times rock her to her
knees, she’s accepted Daniel’s ring but is hesitant to name their
wedding date, worried that marriage and possible pregnancy will
exacerbate her physical problems.

Annie
inherited the gift of insight from her Welsh mother and digs into the
past, searching for a way to help Alec and Daniel mend their
relationship. But when she discovers the secret behind the murder,
it’s more horrifying than she could have imagined.

It
may take more than Annie’s small strength and inherited skills to
bring the friends together again. And that’s before a new enemy shows
his face.

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Whispers
in the Canyon

Donovan
Family Saga Book 1

When
Jesse Travers’ father dies, he leaves her with a bankrupt ranch and a
deep well of distrust.

Shunned
by the village for her outlaw brother’s deeds, Jesse is not sorry to
hear he’s been killed while robbing a bank. Strangely enough, it’s
the man who shot him who brings her the news. Even more strange is
this latecomer’s willingness to help her put her ranch back on solid
footing. Lacking any other options and loving her canyon home, Jesse
overcomes her trepidation and accepts his help.

Irish
immigrant Adam Donovan inherited the gift of empathy from his Celtic
forebears, and it’s not long before he ferrets out Jesse’s secret:
she’s been deeply traumatized by abuse.

As
they work together to improve her ranch, Jesse begins to trust Adam
and feels the first stirrings of

love?an
experience she’s never known before. Then, as if to tell her she is
unworthy of happiness, her

past
rises up with a vengeance and she is left with a terrible choice:
retreat to a life of solitude and

shame,
or reveal her tragic secret in the minuscule hope of saving her
relationship with Adam Donovan.

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The
Winds of Morning

Donovan
Family Saga Prequel

1848:
the third year the potato crop failed in Ireland. The Protestant
landlords had absconded back to Britain, leaving the Catholic
peasants to fend for themselves, while the government allowed the
export of tens of thousands of tons of Irish food daily.

With
two younger brothers to feed, Molly O’Brien took her father’s place
on the road gang, building a road that ran from her tiny village to
the river and no farther. Yet sixteen hours of labor a day would not
garner enough wages to even buy bread for her family.

She
was beyond despair. Beyond prayer. And so far beyond the tenets of
her childhood that she’d decided to offer her body to the first man
with the price of a loaf of bread. At that moment, a voice behind her
spoke…

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Gifford MacShane is the
author of historical fiction that celebrates the resilience of the
human spirit. Her novels feature a family of Irish immigrants who
settle in the Arizona Territory. With an accessible literary style,
MacShane draws out her characters’ hidden flaws and strengths as they
grapple with physical and emotional conflicts.

Singing
almost before she could talk, MacShane always loved folk music,
whether
Irish, Appalachian, or
the

songs of cowboys. Her love of the Old West goes back to childhood,
when her father introduced her to Zane Grey. She
became interested in Irish history
after realizing her ancestors had
lived through the Great Potato Famine. She’s
combined these
three interests into a series of romances,
each with traditional song lyrics and a dash of Celtic mysticism.

The
DONOVAN FAMILY SAGA includes WHISPERS IN THE CANYON (Book 1), THE
WOODSMAN’S ROSE (Book 2), and THE WINDS OF MORNING, a prequel
novella requested by her fans.
Book
4, RAINBOW MAN,
was
published on 10/18/
21.

MacShane
is a member of the Historical Novel Society and is an #OwnVoices
writer.
An
avid gardener, Giff cultivates pollinator plants and grows tomatoes
(not enough) and zucchini (too much). A self-professed grammar nerd,
Giff currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Richard, the
Pied Piper of stray cats.

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Their marriage of convenience turns into unexpected love

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

 

Unexpected

The
Masonville Series Book 3

by
Jana Richards

Genre:
Contemporary Romance 

Single dad Ben Greyson wants only to retain custody of his two stepdaughters. A dysfunctional childhood has made family the most important thing in his life. When his late wife’s parents sue for custody, a desperate Ben is left with two choices – run away with his girls or marry his next-door neighbor.
Jamie Garven wants to be a mother. She’s intrigued by her handsome new neighbor and falls in love with his little girls. Then Ben is faced with losing his children, and Jamie agrees to marry him for a chance at motherhood. They’re determined to show the world, and the girls’ grandparents, two loving parents.
Their marriage of convenience turns into unexpected love. But Ben interprets Jamie’s efforts to save their family as betrayal—they could lose everything, including each other.

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To
Heal a Heart

The
Masonville Series Book 2

Two
souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.

Garrett
Saunders’ world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back
home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in
the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a
woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair
Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and
give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a
surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an
agreement: Blair will board Garrett’s rescue horse and he’ll help
with repairs around her farm.

Garrett
finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But
she’s hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett’s
love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?

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Child
of Mine

The
Masonville Series Book 1

 

Is
Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her
hometown?

Lauren
didn’t intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her
husband’s funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she’s not sorry.
Cole’s given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He’s been her
friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy
her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she’s afraid to tell
the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn’t
his.

Cole’s
been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that
everyone believes the baby is his dead brother’s. All he wants is to
claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will
Lauren’s heart ever be his?

Lauren
must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love
for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

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When
Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two
things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to
paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew
she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met
a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance,
romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in
lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun,
she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of
the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things”
was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.

In
her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a
mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She
enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not
necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg,
Canada. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her
website at
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With the deciding roll of the dice, the Earl of Lenbridge won the prize: her

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

 

The
Earl’s Scandalous Wager

 

by
Wareeeze Woodson

 

Genre:
Historical Romance with a twist of Suspense

 

 

Emily
Riventon shook with terror. Certain he would be the victor, her
stepbrother in his role of guardian had pledged her as collateral for
his wager in a game of chance. With the deciding roll of the dice,
the Earl of Lenbridge won the prize: her.
 

 

What
would the future hold? Love as the mistress of this handsome
gentleman, or duty as his wife?
 

 

Either
way, her life was now in grave danger.
 
 

 

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I
write historical romance fiction novels set in the 1800s forward with
a twist of suspense. All of my characters and stories that are
portrayed in my books are fictitious. I am a native of Texas, but I
have traveled throughout America and beyond. As a dreamer, I love to
visit new places where I can imagine a heroine meeting a hero in a
special way. I’m an avid reader of (all sorts) and I love to
write.

 

I married my high school
sweat-heart and after having raised three sons and one daughter, our
love for each other remains unshaken. Now we enjoy our eight
grandchildren. We can send them home, but we’re always happy for
their return.

 

Outside of my
family activities, I sing with the Silver Belles at my church and
hate to miss even one practice. The local chapter of RWA is also at
the top of my list of pleasures. It keeps me grounded with craft and
connected with other writers.

 

Most
of all, I enjoy going fishing with my husband. Give me a pole and
leave me alone to bask in the sun, listening to water gurgle along
the riverbanks while allowing my mind to float away to some distant
place. Ah! Perfect.
 
 

 

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As Rebekah and Joseph’s wedding draws closer, their happiness starts to collapse. Can they bring order back to their gentle world before they say I do?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

 

Rebekah’s
Dress

 

Rebekah’s
Keepsakes Series Book 2

 

by
Sara Harris

 

Genre:
Historical Amish Romance

 

 

An
impending wedding. A sudden sickness. A Rumspringa gone wrong.
 

 

As
Rebekah and Joseph’s wedding draws closer, their happiness starts to
collapse. Can they bring order back to their gentle world before they
say I do?
 

 

As
Rebekah and Joseph’s wedding day draws nearer, her only worry is how
she will sew her wedding dress until things take a drastic turn.
First, a sickness threatens the Stoll family, then her saucy nemesis,
Katie Knepp, goes missing during her Rumspringa.
 

 

Rebekah
is haunted by the worry that Katie’s disappearance is a desperate
effort to sway Joseph’s affections her way before he can marry
Rebekah. Still, Rebekah agrees to journey with Joseph and her
brother, Peter, from Gasthof Village, Indiana to New York City in an
attempt to locate Katie and hopefully bring her home. However, as
Rebekah already knows, whenever the Englischer world is involved,
nothing is plain and simple.
 

 

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Rebekah’s
Quilt

 

Rebekah’s
Keepsakes Series Book 1

 

 

Who can Rebekah trust
when the line between English and Amish becomes blurred?

 

An Amish Settlement. An
English stranger. The Blizzard of 1888.

 

Rebekah’s
mother, Elnora Stoll, is the finest quilter in all of Gasthof Village
but it seems Rebekah has inherited none of her skill.
A
sweet and gentle love blossoms between Rebekah Stoll and her
childhood friend Joseph Graber, despite attempts by her saucy
nemesis, Katie Knepp, to sway the young man’s affections her way.
When Joseph hints at the promise of forever, Rebekah is positive she
should say yes to his proposal – until a mysterious English stranger
shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew
about her world on end.
 
 

 

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is a mother of four, animal lover and advocate, and conservationist.
Little House on the Prairie, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and Lonesome
Dove are among her favorite shows/movies and books. Sara holds her
B.A. in History and is the author of the historical romance series,
An Everlasting Heart, from 5 Prince Publishing and recently debuted
into the children’s book realm with Chunky Sugars (5 Prince Kids),
written for her own chunky baby.

 

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Christmas Naturally; A heroine fixated on Christmas lawn decorations and a hero oblivious to his wife’s shenanigans

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

 

Christmas
Naturally

 

A
Collection of Small-Town, Heartwarming, HEA Christmas Romances

 

with
stories by

 

Joanne
Jaytanie, Jacquolyn McMurray, Grace Augustine, Lexa Fisher

 

 

Seven
unforgettable hometown holiday stories brimming with heartwarming
heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, new and old traditions that sparkle
like tinsel in this peppermint-kissed Christmas boxset.
 

 

Christmas
Reflections by Joanne Jaytanie

 

She’s
come home to open her own business. He’s on the quest to advance
his career. Neither will achieve their goals if they refuse to work
together.
 

 

Juliet
is a hometown girl, and Colton is a big city guy. Will he squash her
dream of turning the 100-year old Christmas tree farm into a
year-round destination? Or risk his career by revealing a family
secret that could save Forever Christmas tree farm.
 
 

 

Christmas
Ivy by Joanne Jaytanie

 

She’s
a survivor. He’s a bone-weary surgeon. Can this damaged artistic
soul and frazzled do-gooder find serenity together in a small
town?
 

 

Ivy’s
struggled to succeed her entire life. Mason is a surgeon who can’t
say no. Their fast-paced lives are eroding their spirits. And both
are searching for a place to call home. Worlds apart, will they
discover the love they seek in Glenville?
 
 

 

Christmas
Chemistry by Joanne Jaytanie

 

Chemistry
and Christmas draw them together, but family loyalty could keep them
on opposing sides.
 

 

It’s
nothing but an old tavern. But to the Jamersons and Brocks, it’s a
treasured history, a precious legacy. Can Gina Jamerson and Owen
Brock meet in the middle or will their families ruin any chance of
compromise?
 
 

 

Aloha
Café by Jacquolyn McMurray

 

A
heroine fixated on Christmas lawn decorations and a hero oblivious to
his wife’s shenanigans.

 

When
Noelani’s obsession to defeat her nemesis for the “Best Christmas
Lawn Display” trophy steals her holiday joy, the most unlikely
person offers to assist her—her rival’s husband. Will that
partnership help or hinder Noelani’s efforts to recover her joy?
 

 

Always
on Christmas by Jacquolyn McMurray

 

If
you like uplifting holiday stories, fiercely independent single moms,
and kind-hearted cowboys, then you’ll love this inspirational
romance.
 

 

When
Emma Sanchez inherits a cabin in Hawai’i, it’s a fresh start for
her young daughter and herself. Determined to raise Ally without a
man, Emma’s resolve is tested when disaster strikes, and a generous
cowboy offers support.
 
 

 

Second
Chances by Grace Augustine

 

If
you like the strength of family, the bond of friendship, and second
chances, you’ll love Grace Augustine’s romance.
 

 

Single
fatherhood was not his life’s plan. A generation later, his daughter
vows to not repeat her mother’s mistakes. Can father and daughter let
go of the past and open their hearts to love?

 

 

Counting
on Christmas by Lexa Fisher

 

She’s
resolved to conquer the ghost of Christmas past. He’s dreading
another lonely Christmas. Can they trust enough to make the holidays
shine brightly?

 

Mary
Ellis faces a cold holiday without a furnace repairman. Chris Storey
has what it takes to warm her hearth and heart. Will surprise visits
by her corrupt nemesis and his drunk ex-wife leave them both out in
the cold this holiday season?

 

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Joanne
Jaytanie

 

USA
TODAY and Amazon Bestselling Author. Joanne writes romantic suspense,
suspense/thriller, paranormal, and supernatural suspense. When she’s
not writing, she loves to travel, in both real-life and within the
pages of the current book she’s reading. She is active in multiple
writing organizations and loves to get together with her fellow
author friends for retreats.
 

 

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Jacquolyn
McMurray

 

Jacquolyn
McMurray writes both contemporary and historical romance. She and her
husband live on a macadamia nut farm on Hawai?i Island where they
feed a clowder of cats and a flock of hodgepodge chickens. Jacquolyn
is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Greater Seattle
Romance Writers, and the American Christian Fiction Writers. When
she’s not writing, Jacquolyn enjoys time with her family, reading,
sewing and solving crossword puzzles. In her past life, she was an
elementary school teacher.
 

 

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Grace
Augustine

 

Editor
and award winning novelist, Grace Augustine, grew up in Montana. Her
work career has taken her from title and abstracting to
administrative assistant church work to co-owning a small town weekly
newspaper to her current profession as a floral designer/jewelry
designer/writer.

 

Grace
thinks of herself as a “Jill” of most trades and is not
afraid to learn new things. “If you can’t learn something new
each day, there’s something wrong,” she says.
 

 

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Lexa
Fisher

 

I
started writing as something to do when I retired in the distant
future. That distance rapidly grown shorter, and while I’m ahead of
schedule, there is always more to learn about the craft.

 

When
not writing I enjoy making greeting cards. And because I have a
rescue kitty, proceeds from my books go to support veterinary
services for pets of homeless or low-income families.
 

 

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A mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end

Monday, December 14th, 2020

 

 

 

Sara Harris makes her home with her family of seven, which includes her romance novelesque husband and her five children. 
She holds her BA in history and is currently back in school seeking her BSN.

 

 

 

 

 

An Amish settlement. An English stranger. The Blizzard of 1888. Who can Rebekah trust when the line between the Amish and the English becomes blurred?
 
A sweet and gentle love blossoms between Rebekah Stoll and her childhood friend Joseph Graber, despite attempts by her saucy nemesis, Katie Knepp, to sway the young man’s affections her way. 
 
When Joseph hints at the promise of forever, Rebekah is positive she should say yes to his proposal – until a mysterious English stranger shows up at her homestead and sets everything she thought she knew about her world on end. 
 
 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Over the remaining two days of their trip, the wagon train of Amish families, moving south from Canada, only saw each other.
 
Elnora whispered to Heloise as they approached their final stop. “Not a single wagon filled with English people has passed.”
 
Heloise, however, was much too charmed with Rebekah to be bothered with watching for English wagons. “Such a good-natured baby!” Her voice was awestruck. “At this age, Joseph did nothing but cry.”
 
Turning her attention back to the baby, Elnora cupped Rebekah’s silken head in her palm and stroked the blonde wisps above her tiny ears. “And she has so much hair!” Elnora’s voice was equally awestruck.
 
Heloise narrowed her wise, blue eyes. “That means she will be healthy.”
 
“We’re home!” Samuel announced. “Wilkommen to Daviess County, Indiana Territory!”
 
Elnora plopped Rebekah into a quilt-lined basket. Her eyes welled as Samuel helped her from the wagon. “Oh Samuel, it looks just like Germany!”
 
He beamed. “So you are happy then?”
 
“I am so happy! Danke! What a beautiful place to raise a family. And there is ample wood for your woodworking -” Shifting, Elnora gestured wide with one arm toward the thick woods that ringed the clearing. Oak trees that seemed to scratch the floor of heaven stood tall and majestic, their leaves waving in the tender breeze. Shorter, wider trees blooming in varying shades of snowy white and blush pinks punctuated the deep greens and browns of the oaks, giving the entire area a magical feel.         Samuel’s large hand came to rest on her shoulder, disrupting her gracious spiel.
 
“Dear Wife, I will go in to Montgomery tomorrow to find an English family to take the child. It will be best for everyone if she is with her own kind.”
 
Elnora sucked in a hard breath and willed the sudden fringe of tears not to spill onto her cheeks. She held Samuel’s gaze. There she saw the same dull ache she felt beneath her ribs.
 
With a calming breath, the threat of tears subsided and Elnora’s face softened. She patted her husband’s hand. “If it is best for Rebekah, then you must do as you will,” she agreed. The tugging on the tender ends of her shattered heart, however, didn’t concur.

 

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While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

  Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

 

 

After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.
 
Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.
 
While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Grace

The rain slowed and then stopped as we trekked over the first rise beyond the village.

Wait until I tell Amity.” Beauty jostled my shoulder as she gripped my hand with both of hers.

I pulled the sack with our purchases out from between us, praying that she hadnt squished the bread. We hurried along the muddy path, sidestepping the deepest puddles and avoiding the soaked knee-high grasses as best we could.

Lord Brackenhurst is a giant.” Beauty hissed the word in my ear like a child, marveling with equal parts wonder and horror. He stands at least four hands taller than Father.”

He is tall,” I admitted, hoping that would be the end of it. I didnt want to dwell on our difficult conversation with our new lord and master. Our new home, the tenant-holding my mother grew up on, lay beyond the next hill and about an hours walk from the village. Our middle sisters would have dinner prepared and the table set by the time we arrived home. If we hurried, there might still be enough to blunt the sharp emptiness of my stomach.

Is he taller than any man you have met?” Beauty shoved at my shoulder so hard that I stumbled to the side of the path in my effort to keep my balance and avoid a particularly deep puddle. The bread and the apothecary’s small pouch of herbs for grandmother bounced against my hip.

Aye. Please dont jostle me so.”

And his hands!” She sucked in a great breath in awe. The one we saw was the size of my head!”

You have a small head.”

No smaller than yours.” She dragged at my arm so that my joints ached. Come and admit it, Grace. He was a sight to behold.”

I wasnt willing to admit anything. I just wanted to go home, back to Braulyn and the great port of Mayfair. I longed to breathe the tangy scent of the sea air and feel the sand beneath my toes. Not even the impressive, hulking sight of our new master could overcome that longing.

My, was he ugly! Those scars! I have never beheld such a mangled visage—”

Cease!” I yanked my hand free of Beautys viselike grip. Leave the poor wretch alone.” I took three steps further along the rutted path before I realized Beauty no longer walked with me.

Stopping in the center of the path, I turned back to find her crouched in the grass with her arms about her knees.

Oh, do stop pouting.” I crossed my own arms. We had more important things to discuss, like whether or not we mentioned the contract to our father. The strangely intense bailiff and the far-too-watchful eye of his master had made the terms clear enough. Still, part of me rebelled at signing away half a decade of my life. Not that it changed reality. Father would happily bargain Beautys and my freedom for such a prize as a regular income for which he didnt have to work. He would see it as a chance to turn his fortunes around.

Beauty lifted a prettily damp face to stick her bottom lip out at me. I only spoke the truth.”

Hurtful truth,” I pointed out. A persons character isnt based on their exterior. Neither of us knows the measure of Duke Brackenhursts character. He is to be our new master, and we need to show respect.”

I would prefer a handsome husband.”

 

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Will it take a band of heartless bank robbers and a lecherous step-father to finally bring them together?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

 

 

 

Barbara Goss lives in Western New York and to date has written 48 Christian and/or Sweet Romance books, mostly westerns. She enjoys crossword puzzles, penny slots, reading, swimming, and her two cats, but not necessarily in that order. She tries to write exciting stories with a bit of God’s word spread within, without dominating the story.
Barbara began writing in 1988 and her first book, Forbidden Legacy, won first prize for fiction at a Christian Writers Convention in Titusville, Florida in 1989. This won her a book contract with Publishers: Fleming Revell and later Baker Books. She wrote four books for them under contract. She then took a few years off to work full time as a secretary to the county hospital and the local school system.
Barbara’s greatest influence in writing is the 100 books written by Grace Livingston Hill. As a Christian writer, she weaves a bit of godliness into the romance and adventure yet her books are always clean. Barbara is well on her way to catching up to Ms. Livingston.
 

 

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Beauty of love is that you can fall into it with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.

Dr. Connor Beauregard Van Gates the IV, of Hays City, Kansas, and Elsie Crenshaw of Gobbler’s Knob, West Virginia, use a successful matchmaker to bring them together by using questionnaires to sort out their likes and dislikes. However, a CATastrophe occurs and things get very mixed up.

The couple has so many differences that Connor is caught rolling his eyes often. What has he done?

Will it take a band of heartless bank robbers and a lecherous step-father to finally bring them together?

  

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The moon was bright that night and the sky clear, making it less scary for Elsie. She had to rescue Conner, but she didn’t know how to go about doing it.

She soon saw some movement. Someone had stepped out of the mine. Elsie couldn’t see his face, but she knew it was Conner. Another man stood at the mine entrance, watching Conner, who carried a bucket.

Elsie moved in the direction that Conner had gone as quietly as possible, grateful for the thick brush to hide her. She saw him stop at a well, and luckily, there were enough bushes for her to crawl closer to the well. Conner was pumping water. She knew he couldn’t leave because one of the men was watching him from about twenty feet away.

“Conner,” she whispered loudly.

Conner swung his head in her direction, still pumping water. “Elsie?” His voice came out in a whispered squeak of surprise. “What are you doing here?”

“I’m here to bring you home.”

Conner didn’t look at her, but he kept pumping water. “Go home and stay safe. I can handle things. I don’t want to have to worry about your safety, too.”

“How many men are in there?” Elsie asked.

“Two and the… um…patient.”

Elsie could see that the bucket was full, and Conner would need to return to the mine. Before he turned back, he whispered, “Go home!”

“Wait!” Elsie whispered back.

Conner purposely stumbled, spilling half of the water. He turned back to the well to pump more. “What?”

She took a gun from her holster and tossed it near his feet. “I have the other one.”

In the moonlight, Elsie saw Conner’s mouth drop open. They noticed his guard lighting a cigarette, so Conner bent to pick up the gun and stuck it in his boot. 

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Bridget fears the title of Queen of England is little more than a royal death sentence

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

 

As It Pleases the King 
The King’s Pleasure Book 1
by Sara Harris
Genre: Medieval Romance
February 1542, London
Catherine Howard, Queen Consort of England, faces the executioner’s axe.
King Henry VIII needs a new wife.
Lady Bridget Denny and her cousin, Lady Elizabeth, have fallen into favor with His Majesty’s groomsmen. They are taken to Court to be judged for the position of the next queen, but Bridget fears the title of Queen of England is little more than a royal death sentence. The woods surrounding the castle are deep and dark and hold many secrets-perhaps there is room for one more.
Bridget is determined to escape the lusty king. But can she survive his royal executioner?
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Magnificent story . . . a remarkable historical romance . . . great chemistry between the characters

Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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What
Frees the Heart
Cowbird
Creek Book 2
by
Karen A. Wyle
Genre:
Western Historical Romance 
 
Can
they set each other free?

 

 

 

Cowbird Creek has its share of
troubled souls. For Tom, a farmer’s son, losing his leg felt like
losing his future. Jenny, a young prostitute at Madam Mamie’s
parlor house, has never thought she had much future to lose.
But
the job Tom is able to get leads him to rediscover a long neglected
talent. And both Tom and Jenny have a knack for hitting on new
possibilities. Can they, together, find a better path?
This
novel, second in a series, returns to the small town of Cowbird
Creek, Nebraska, in early 1876, a few months after the conclusion of
What Heals the Heart. Several favorite characters from Book 1 make
return appearances.
“Truly a romantic tale . . . .
Wonderful characters, many with hearts of gold, small-minded
characters that truly showed their ignorance and dreams that couldn’t
be broken . . . from an author who lets her words feed our
imaginations.” – Tome Tender review
“Magnificent
story . . . a remarkable historical romance . . . great chemistry
between the characters . . . It is always a joy to read this author’s
stories.” – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

 

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Joshua
Gibbs survived the Civil War, building on his wartime experiences to
become a small town doctor. And if he wakes from nightmares more
often than he would like, only his dog Major is there to know it.
Then
two newcomers arrive in Cowbird Creek: Clara Brook, a plain-speaking
and yet enigmatic farmer’s daughter, and Freida Blum, an elderly
Jewish widow from New York. Freida knows just what Joshua needs: a
bride. But it shouldn’t be Clara Brook!
Joshua
tries everything he can think of to discourage Freida’s efforts,
including a wager: if he can find Freida a husband, she’ll stop
trying to find him a wife. Will either matchmaker succeed? Or is it
Clara, despite her own scars, who can heal the doctor’s troubled
heart?
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herself a Hoosier. Wyle’s childhood ambition was to be the youngest
ever published novelist. While writing her first novel at age 10, she
was mortified to learn that some British upstart had beaten her to
the goal at age 9.
Wyle
is an appellate attorney, photographer, political junkie, and mother
of two daughters. Her voice is the product of almost five decades of
reading both literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also
influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of
law practice. Her personal history has led her to focus on
often-intertwined themes of family, communication, the impossibility
of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business.
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I honestly don’t know. If I believe you, someone whom I’ve known all my life wants me dead

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Echoes of Love
by Gina Ardito
Genre: Historical Romance
Royal governess Chesna Dubrow must protect the five-year-old king of Amatia from Napoleon Bonaparte’s invading army. To do so, she’ll be forced to wed one of the emperor’s loyal soldiers. But Pietor Gabris isn’t any soldier. Years ago, he broke Chesna’s heart, forgetting the vows they’d made to love each other forever.
Pietor’s return to Amatia is embroiled in subterfuge. Amidst the deceit surrounding him, he clings to the one truth he cannot ignore: his timeless love for Chesna. Yet confessing what’s in his heart would sentence them both to death. To keep Chesna safe, he must portray the role of traitor, ensuring her animosity continues to blow hot and harsh.
As danger and intrigue swirl around the palace, can Chesna place her faith—and heart—with the one man she swore she’d never forgive?
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The
old saying goes, if you love something, set it free, and if it is
meant to be, it will return. In Gina Ardito’s historical fiction
novel, she explores the idea of lost love, and bitter-sweet
homecomings.
Set
in the fictional country of Amatia, Chesna is the governess of the
young prince Mikhail, as a means to ease her broken heart. Six years
prior, her childhood sweetheart, Pietor was sent off to Russia, and
soon forgot all about Chesna. However, fate will soon bring the two
lost lovers together again, but under dire circumstances. As
Napoleon’s armies march upon Amatia, Chesna finds herself caught
between loyalty to her country, and what her heart desires.
Ardito
does a masterful job blending real-life historical events, with a
beautifully crafted love story. She crafts a suspenseful and engaging
narrative, taking readers through historical events, and the inner
conflicts within Chesna, and Pietor. The storytelling is beautifully
done as Ardito explores the concept of long-lost lovers, betrayal,
and learning to follow your heart. The narrative flows in an organic
way, with tension masterfully woven throughout. The dynamics between
Chesna and Pietor is natural, and their relationship is very well
written.
Along
with a tender love story, the author sets up a mystery that Chensa,
and Pietor must unravel before it is too late. Readers will be on the
edge of their seats, as they follow along in the race against time.
Chesna must figure out who to trust, and who she can place her faith
in.
For
those looking for a suspenseful, yet tender love story, Echoes
of Love
is
a fantastic historical fiction novel. Gina Ardito is a fantastic
writer, and her novel will pull at your heartstrings, as well as
leave you breathless.

 

I
honestly don’t know. If I believe you, someone whom I’ve known
all my life wants me dead. I have nowhere to turn and no one whom I
can trust. I am surrounded by enemies on all sides. Do you have any
idea how that makes me feel?”
 
 
I kill houseplants. There. Now you know one of my greatest shames. I’m not boasting. I just figure that if you’re reading this, you’re looking for more than how wonderful life is as a writer. You get enough of that elsewhere. Ditto for political rants, how to lose thirty pounds in a week, and creating gorgeous crafts with nothing more than twine and soup cans. My goal is to connect with you, dear reader, even if you’re not a writer, not a New Yorker, not a mother, not a female. We’re human (unless one of us is a spambot), and what we have in common is flaws. So here are a few more of mine:
I sing all the time. I sing songs most people don’t know–jingles from television, crazy stuff I used to listen to on Dr. Demento, Broadway and movie soundtracks, and I can even bum-bum-bum through instrumental music. I sing in the car. In the shower. While I’m grocery shopping. And I headbop while I sing. When I’m not singing, I talk to myself. Just ignore me and move on. You get used to it after a while.
I don’t eat my vegetables. Seriously. I only started eating salad about ten years ago, but I’d still rather have a cookie.
Given the option, I would live in a mall where I would never have to worry about freezing temperatures or too much sun. I’m extremely fair-skinned and could burn under a 60-watt light bulb.
I can’t sleep without background noise so the television’s on all night. If it’s too dark and too quiet, all I have are my thoughts. And even *I* don’t want to be alone with my thoughts.
Don’t ask me to Zumba, line dance, or march in the parade. I have absolutely no rhythm.
I color outside the lines. Not because I’m a rebel, but because I suck as an artist. My artistic ability is limited to being able to draw Snoopy sleeping on his doghouse. And I don’t even draw that well.
Regrets. I have more than a few.
My favorite activity is sleep, and I’m pretty good at it. I don’t clock a lot of hours, but I can powernap like a Persian cat and rejuvenate within ten minutes.
I consider shopping and dining out excellent therapy for anything wrong in my life.
My feet are always cold. Always. My husband of more than a quarter century claims it’s because I’m an alien sent to Earth to destroy him. (He might be right about that.)
Coming to my house for a visit? Unless you’ve given me plenty of advance notice, be prepared. My floor will not be vacuumed, there will be dishes in my sink, and I only make my bed when I change the sheets once a week (I’m climbing back into it ASAP. Why make it?) Housecleaning is not high on my priority list. Okay, to be totally honest, it’s not on the list at all.
I can resist anything…except ice cream.
Since this is our first date, I figure I’ve revealed enough secrets for now. But if you’ve read this bio and think I might be the author for you, pick up one of my books or stalk my website: www.ginaardito.com.
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Lady Elizabeth Tyndale’s certainly not burning up the dating scene in England

Monday, May 25th, 2020
The Unexpected Wedding
Loving a Billionaire Book 2
by Debra Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lady Elizabeth Tyndale has endured a string of bad dates. She’s not sure if sharing her opinions and business sense scared potential boyfriends away, but what’s the point of having an opinion if she never expresses it? When her brother and sister-in-law invite her to join them on a trip to San Diego, she reluctantly agrees. Besides, what does she have to lose? She’s certainly not burning up the dating scene in England.
Computer Programmer Jackson ‘Jack’ Stanfield doesn’t date much. He’d rather bury himself in code because computers are simple, but people are complicated. When his college buddy invites him to a BBQ, Jack reluctantly agrees to attend. He’s not prepared for his intense reaction when he meets Elizabeth Tyndale. Can the British beauty draw Jack out of his shell and open his heart to love?
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Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

 

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

 

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Margaret, the eldest of the misbegotten Amesbury family is accused of murdering her jerk of a husband and then fleeing. Conner Jackson, a Bow Stree Runner, is hunting her down to bring her to justice. Or so he thinks.


This romantic story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption, and strangers marrying, will leave you laughing, crying, and swooning. Sprinkled liberally with suspense, mystery, and heart-melting kisses, this is not your ordinary historical tale of an arranged marriage nor of redeeming the rakes. Fans of Victorian and Regency Eras as well as those seeking clean and wholesome romance with plenty of chemistry will love this story!

 

The Rogue Hearts Series:
The Stranger She Married 
The Guise of a Gentleman
A Perfect Secret
The Suspect’s Daughter
Not a Fine Gentleman


Praise for Donna Hatch:
“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews

“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.”  ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author

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Olivia and her sister Coco, set off on a sea voyage, from Ireland to America, intent on solving the mystery of Lilly’s untimely death

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

 

Angelina’s Secret
The Jeweled Dagger Series Book 1
by Diane Merril Wigginton
Genre: Historical Romance
Would you keep a secret to save someone you barely know? 
Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret. After returning home from a sea voyage, she is touted as a hero for saving her family’s ship and crew from a band of ruthless pirates, but Angelina feels like such a fraud.
At the same time, her psychic abilities are becoming more pronounced as she attempts to unravel the mystery of London’s gruesome murders before she becomes the killer’s next victim.
>>>Captain Jude Deveraux is leading a double life
He and his band of French privateers steal, rob and plunder unsuspecting ships that have the misfortune of wandering into their domain. Awarded a title by the King of France for bravery during battle, The Duke of Bayonne, A.K.A. Pirate Captain, Jude Deveraux, takes what he wants from the world as he and his best friend, Honore live each day as if it were their last.
That is until the day Jude discovers that the only thing he truly wants is to capture the untamed heart of fiery tempered, Lady Stewart for his own.
>>>Angelina’s Secret is the unforgettable introduction to the “Jeweled Dagger” series
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The Jeweled Dagger Series Book 2
Haunted by a disturbing dream, she must face evils beyond her imagination
It is 1783 England and Isabella Deveraux is an independent, fearless young woman who has hardened her heart to everyone that mattered to her, until the night she experiences a disturbing dream about her twin brother, Charlie, on the eve of their 19th birthday. Charlie and his school mates have been abducted by the devil incarnate and she is resolved to do what ever it takes to save him, even if that means reconciling with her estranged family and placing her faith and life in the hands of an intimidating Irish mercenary Captain.
>>>A mercenary who will do just about anything, for the right price
Captain Aiden Townsend is more than willing to save the lives of three privileged schoolboys, for the right price. Jaded by his own devastating loss, Aiden has worked hard to keep his distance from the female persuasion until he is introduced to Lady Isabella Deveraux. As he sails his ship from England to Dublin, with the beautiful Lady Deveraux aboard, he formulates a plan to help her. But if his plan is to work, he must break through the walls that surround her heart while tearing down a few of his own.
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Olivia’s Promise
The Jeweled Dagger Series Book 3
How far would you go to save your best friend from a fate worse than death? 
Olivia Townsend is willing to do whatever it takes to save Lilly from just such a fate.
The year is 1804 and Lady Olivia Sophia Allen Townsend has just turned 20 years old. She is beautiful, well-educated and considered by some in polite society to be far too eccentric for her own good. When Olivia was younger, she was very open about her gift. She is not only able to see spirits, but she can talk to them as well. Being shunned by her peers has caused Olivia to turn her back on those who need her the most – spirits caught between two worlds. That is until her best friend Lilly Collins comes to her in the middle of the night and asks for her help. Lilly can’t remember what happened to her and finds herself in need of Olivia’s unique gifts.
>>>Across the sea
Olivia’s younger sister, Coco, is also gifted with a unique set of skills – she can touch someone and know things about them that they would sometimes prefer to keep hidden. Together, the sisters set off on a sea voyage, from Ireland to America, intent on solving the mystery of Lilly’s untimely death.
>>>Southern elites, heirs to an empire
Brody and Quinton Beaumont are fine-looking, eligible, southern gentlemen, and heirs to a successful cotton empire. They also happen to be twins, hiding a deep dark secret. Their mother, Annabelle Beaumont, died eight years earlier on the night of their annual birthday winter ball, yet she continues to rule over their plantation home with an iron fist.
Olivia, who has never been drawn to any man, feels an undeniable connection to Brody Beaumont, but first, she must figure out if she can trust him, and if he or his twin brother Quinton had anything to do with Lilly’s death.
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Lara’s Story
by by Diane Merril Wigginton
Genre: Historical Romance
SHATTERED BY HEARTBREAK
“When a heart breaks, it does not break evenly, cleaving in half exactly down the middle.”
Surrounded by her large, boisterous family in 1840s Ireland, Lara Flannigan has never known anything but love and belonging—until the day tragedy strikes, leaving her abandoned and forced into indentured servitude.
REMADE IN A NEW WORLD.
Just when all hope seems lost, Lara is discovered by a childless American couple, visiting Ireland to aid in the famine-relief effort. With barely a chance to look back, she’s swept away to a bustling new continent—and a dizzying new reality. One of petticoats, opulent townhouses, and the cold reaches of Philadelphia high society. Desperate for a future, Lara works tirelessly to fit into her new life… while still haunted by a past that won’t let her go. Set in a fascinating historical period, Lara’s Story is a gripping young adult novel that explores the strength of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness to heal a broken heart.
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I was born in Riverside, California in 1963. My family and I moved to San Diego when I was 7 and I never looked back. I had a very rich life growing up with my brother, David, and best friend Gigi. I married my husband, David in 1998 and we lived in Encinitas, California for a couple of years before moving to Herald, California in 2001. We have a blended family of 6 kids and truly enjoyed the rural life on a 5 1/2 acre ranch, 45 minutes south of Sacramento. I love writing and creating stories that are different from and intriguing. I like to give my readers a little something extra and unexpected. I have always wanted to be a published author, but the timing never seemed right. Raising a family and working fulltime always took precedence. Shortly after I turned 50 I decided that if I continued to put off my dreams, the time would never be right. So, with an idea in my head, I sat down and began writing. I wanted there to be no regrets in my life. What resulted was a historical romance, filled with adventure, suspense, and an underlying epic love story weaved in for good measure and “Angelina’s Secret” was born. I loved everything about the process of writing and there are currently three books in “The Jeweled Dagger Series.” I am very excited about the future and thrilled to be writing fulltime now since I retired from my “9 to 5,” job at the end of April 2017. My husband retired shortly after me and our youngest was a sophomore in college so we decided that it was time that we had an adventure of our own. We made the move to Kalispell, Montana and the adventures just seem to happen every day. We go for hikes in our own backyard or take off for Glacier National Forest on a whim. We currently have seven grandkids, with another one due this August 2018. Being “Grandma and Grandpa” is the icing on the cake for us. I count my blessings every day because I know how lucky I am. Life is good and now I can devote my days to doing what I really love, and that is writing and creating more stories.
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What if Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, and all the other refined gentlemen of Pemberley and beyond were not the genteel and mannered men we saw them to be?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

 

True Love Never Fails 
True Love Book 1
by Debra-Ann Kummoung
Genre: Historical Romance
From the family lives of the Bennet sisters and their characterful parents, to the hidden charm, grace, and elegance of the unflappable Mr. Darcy, it might seem as if fans of Austen’s timeless classic, Pride & Prejudice, know all there is to know about this truly great novel. However, within the pages of this much-loved book, there are questions which call out for answers… the greatest of which are: what if everything we believed to be true about the Bennets and their fellow characters was, in fact, a veneer for something quite different? What if the behavior and intentions of the iconic sisters was all an act? And what if Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, and all the other refined gentlemen of Pemberley and beyond were not the genteel and mannered men we saw them to be?
Such questions, such mysteries, and such tantalizing possibilities form the backbone of True Love Never Fails, a daring and bold reimagining of Jane Austen’s most famed and adored work. Throughout the pages of this stunning novel, which abounds in all that we fell in love with in the chapters of Pride & Prejudice – and much more besides – we’re left second-guessing every motive, every word, and every eventuality we thought we knew so well. As readers, we’re taken into the heart of a dazzling set of cliff-hangers and revealed truths… and we’ll never be able to look our favorite characters in the same way again.
Alongside the rollicking storyline that weaves its way through the moral mazes of 18th century English high society, True Love Never Fails introduces its readers to the elusive and serious Mary Bennet. She’s a sister with a secret, and one who holds the key to the heart of the fun-loving Colonel Fitzwilliam, around whom a spiraling storyline forms. As revelation follows revelation, hearts will be broken, bonds will be formed, and the truth behind this timeless novel will be reimagined and revealed. Thanks to the astonishing deftness of the storytelling, and the author’s keen eye for a twist and tantalizing details, readers will find themselves on a new ride through a familiar landscape that’s as breathlessly romantic as it is captivating. From the first page you’ll be hooked, and by the time you reach the the very last, you’ll be calling out for more from this awe-inspiring retelling of Austen’s masterpiece.
Warning – Cliffhanger!
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True Love Conquers All
True Love Book 2
In the anticipated conclusion, True Love Conquers All, author Debra-Ann Kummoung returns you to her unique Pride & Prejudice retelling just hours after the shocking ending in True Love Never Fails… which had cost Mary Bennet her new engagement to Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Elizabeth and Jane along with Darcy and Bingley try to console Mary in the aftermath. Family and friends try to bring our couple back together again, but both are stubborn in their refusal to see the other.
Recalled to war, Colonel Fitzwilliam must depart England, leaving behind his family and friends and most importantly his heart. With the reappearance of an old friend to help him in this difficult time, Colonel Fitzwilliam despairs that he has lost the only lady he has ever loved.
Join the journey across the treacherous ocean to the bustling shores of Portugal and on to the battlefields of Spain. With surprising twists and turns and the steadfastness of a young lady’s heart, discover the truth that true love never fails, but rather despite all obstacles, true love conquers all.
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I fell in love with Pride & Prejudice when I read it in high school. Something about that time – the courtly manners of society, the clothing, and so many other things. Don’t get me a wrong, I’m a modern girl and wouldn’t last a day without my modern conveniences, but I can still fantasize about that time period.
My husband is my inspiration for Mr. Darcy & Colonel Fitzwilliam (when the good colonel appears in one of my books). My husband has the manners of Darcy but has been a military man like the colonel – so I got both in one man.
In 2020, I will be release the conclusion to True Love Never Fails… and I will be working on a new book – Mr. Darcy’s Cinderella Bride. I will also be doing a gentle edit on Falling for Elizabeth Bennet.
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Chic lit at its best with Anna del C. Dye

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

 

Interview with YA, clean medieval romances Anna del C. Dye

 

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Valparaiso, Chile among famous beaches.

 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took me about a year before revisions. I published five bilingual  picture books for children in between.

 

Who or What inspired you to write this book??

The main character, Alexandra. She kept coming to my mind and gave me visions of her life. She is a strong woman though it took her some four months to realized it. I think she needed a sound board before she made sacrifices to save her kingdom from High Chancellor Stanislav’s paws.

 

What is the title of your book?

Her Prince Charming

Could you give us a back-cover blurb?

A future worth rescuing, a love worth waiting for, and a dream worth sharing

Danger lurks in the court as Stanislav the high chancellor, seizes an opportunity to take the crown and the princess for himself.

Caught between duty and freedom, Princess Alexandra has to chose to be free to find a happy ever after or marry Stanislav as he demands and let him take the crown from her.

When Prince Christoffer offers a solution by marrying her…wouldn’t that mean another marriage without love? However, if she accepts his proposal, she will sentence him to death.

 

What genre does your book fall under??

Young Adult, Medieval Romance

 

What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?

Beside, entertainment, I would like them to see that when life gets tuff, we need to get tougher by keep trying.

 

What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?

This book is loosely written with a Russian theme in mind.

 

Where can we find your book? 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0851LW5F3/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Her+Prince+Charming+by+Anna+del+C.+Dye&qid=1582264609&s=books&sr=1-2

My website:

http://www.annadelc.com 

Barnes & Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-prince-charming-anna-del-c-dye/1136502641?ean=2940163033935

IBooks

Smashwords

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1005838

How many books have you written in the Royal Romance series?

This will be number six. All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order.