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There is something honorable about him, and he treats her with respect, unlike her father or brother

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

 

Rumpled
Rhett

Once
Upon a Duchy Book 3

by
Rachel Rossano

Genre:
Romantic Medieval Fairytale Retelling

Rhett
is a Huntsman, skilled, secretive, and mysterious. A wanted man, he
spends his life on the move. His sole retreat is the outskirts of an
isolated village in the northern reaches of the duchies. Then one
fall, he arrives to find his hovel burned to the ground and the
village reeve offering a new arrangement.

Catherine
knows her father, the village miller, only cares about what she can
bring him. The latest scheme of marrying her to the Huntsman is not
the miller’s first attempt to sell her. Cat’s dread wanes when
she meets the Huntsman. There is something honorable about him, and
he treats her with respect, unlike her father or brother. Perhaps she
can escape her father’s influence forever.

Despite
his suspicions, Rhett agrees to the deal and frees Cat from her
father’s tyranny, at least for a time. But can he protect her when
enemies from his past catch up to him?

Inspired
by 
Rumpelstiltskin.

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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.

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In a world where seventh born sons are valued for their strength and power, she is born a daughter

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

 

Seventh
Born

 

The
Talented Book 1

 

by
Rachel Rossano

 

Genre:
Christian Fantasy

 

 

In
a world where seventh born sons are valued for their strength and
power, she is born a daughter.
 

 

Zezilia
Ilar is the disappointment. Born after six brothers, she was supposed
to be the son to restore her family’s prestige. She intends to
remedy her shortcomings by being a dutiful daughter, marrying well
and producing children, preferably a set of seven sons. But when
someone offers her an alternative, she begins to dream of more.
 

 

In
a society that worships a goddess, he follows the Almighty.
 

 

Hadrian
Aleron, as a seventh son of a seventh son, stands to take up the
second highest position in government, Sept Son. His main
qualification for office is his birth. Despite preparing for this
role from childhood, he does not desire what is to come. As a
follower of the Almighty, he knows he will be the target of many, and
his faith might eventually lead to death.
 

 

SEVENTH
BORN is first in a series of three books.
 
 

 

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The
Defender

 

The
Talented Book 2

 

 

Zezilia
Ilar joins the sept son’s entourage as a defender. Her growing Talent
ability makes her a target for the Elitists, and her gender makes
people question her competence. She must protect the sept son.
 
 Any
mistake could be fatal.
 

 

Hadrian
Aleron always knew his beliefs would cause trouble, but he didn’t
realize how much. Rebels are rising. He could lose his title, his
position, and if he’s not careful, his life. As the assassination
attempts grow bolder, Hadrian must rely upon his young defender and
their shared faith in the Almighty to keep him from faltering.
 

 

The
Defender
 is
the second in a trilogy. Reading 
Seventh
Born
 first
is recommended.
 
 

 

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Living
Sacrifice

 

The
Talented Book 3

 

 

Separated,
but still joined, they strive for freedom.
 

 

Left
behind at the sept son’s compound, Zezilia Ilar struggles with the
after effects of her prolonged commisceo-link with Hadrian. She
devotes herself to caring for the wounded arriving almost daily from
the battlefields. Pressed to perform procedures and make decisions
far beyond her training, Zez grows in confidence and skill. All the
while, she wonders if she’ll see Hadrian again, fearing the worst
possible news will arrive any day.
 

 

Sept
Son Hadrian Aleron fights to bring peace to his home nation. Allied
with the new high king, he and a small army of Talented struggle to
retake the capital city. Elitists, though scattered, continue to pick
off the strongest of his men. As he battles the remnants of the
commisceo-link and tries to organize the campaign, he begins losing
himself to exhaustion. Only a miracle will keep him alive. 
 

 

Living
Sacrifice
 is
the third in a trilogy. Reading  
Seventh
Born
 and The
Defender
 first
is recommended.
 
 

 

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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.

 

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Tell her the full truth and let her decide for herself what to do. It is her decision, not yours

Tuesday, February 4th, 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 children 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. 

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The royal wedding approaches and the country is alive with anticipation. 


 Among the craftsmen traveling to the capital is Constance Rendare and her family. An artist, a widow of an unhappy marriage, and the mother of a young son, she dreams of escaping the cruel servitude of her father’s household. 


 Wilard Naron serves the Earl of Dentin. He returns to the capital, his childhood home, to collect his earnings and finally free himself from his father’s reputation. 


 Kidnappings, bandits, and a plot against the king complicate the journey. The conflicts throw Constance and Wilard together as their circumstances grow steadily worse. The more the pair uncovers, the direr the future looks for the country and for them.

 

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Snippet:

Constance’s point of view:



A servant opened the door before Dentin could answer my question. I didn’t turn to check who it was and they didn’t enter the room. I forced myself to breathe evenly.
“A pitcher of water and glasses,” Dentin requested in calm, conversational tones. “Also, if you could locate Lady Dentin and let her know I require her presence in my book room.” 
Then the servant left, leaving the door slightly ajar. 
“What do you mean she isn’t well?” I demanded as the earl retreated to the opposite side of the table and claimed the chair there. He took his time arranging his overtunic and adjusting the position of his dagger. Clearly, he didn’t intend to answer me. 
“You can’t expect me not to ask after using such ominous wording,” I pointed out, my annoyance at his delay overriding my awareness of his station. “We were discussing my sister. Tell me the truth plainly or…” My brain faltered for a threat that would work, but none came to mind.
Across the desk, Dentin had stopped fidgeting and now regarded me with blatant amusement.
“Don’t laugh at me,” I protested, torn between laughter and tears myself.
He cleared his throat. “I never laugh at people who threaten me.”
“Even when they fail miserably at it?” I asked with a half smile.
“Not even then.” He straightened in his seat as I became aware of movement behind me.
“You summoned me, my lord?” Lady Elsa’s soft voice soothed my frustration. I would have an ally now.
Dentin rose to his feet and came around the table to greet his wife. “Madam Rendare became overset, and I hoped your presence would help as we discuss the repercussions of my news.”
Something passed between the countess and the earl I didn’t catch, but I did witness the earl’s attempt at an expression of complete innocence before he deposited her in a seat next to me.
“What were you going to mention?” Elsa turned to me, and her expression melted into concern. “She is white as milk, Simon. What did you say?” Leaning over as best she could with her growing belly, she caught and held one of my hands in hers for a moment. She then frowned at her husband. “Explain.”
“I am only trying to convince her she needs to focus on her sister’s welfare, not her father’s. She can do more in that area than any other.”
“Simon…” The sound of gentle reproof in Elsa’s voice helped me quiet my frustration with her husband. “Tell her the full truth and let her decide for herself what to do. It is her decision, not yours.”

 

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