To Gain What’s Lost by Annemarie Brear

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She thinks her life has changed for the better, her dark secrets hidden, but little does she know…
The daughter of a wealthy landowner in Yorkshire, England in 1864, Anna Thornton leads a privileged life. But she is not content. She wants her life to mean something and longs to be accepted for the free-thinking, independent woman she is. When the dashing, adventurer Matt Cowan sweeps her off her feet, she thinks she has finally met her soul mate. However, he’s not the man she thinks he is. After he sails for South America, leaving her behind in England, Anna discovers she’s pregnant. Heartbroken she flees her family home, determined to keep her child’s illegitimacy a secret.

He has a few dark secrets of his own…

Brandon O’Mara is a strong, independent man who wants to make his own way without relying on his father’s wealth. He comes to Anna’s new home looking for work and convinces the reluctant woman to hire him. But Anna’s wary of men, of love, and treats him as nothing more than the penniless labourer she believes him to be. Then, just when Anna seems to feel she is getting on with her new life, and Brandon believes he is breaking down her barriers, the past rears up to confront them and their future hangs in the balance.

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Annemarie BrearBio:

Annemarie Brear writes historical novels and modern romances under two names. Her passions, apart from writing, are reading, researching, genealogy, roaming historical sites, buying books and gardening. She is an author of historical women’s fiction, contemporary romance and several short stories.
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Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall By LUCCIA GRAY

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Following Edward Rochester’s death in All Hallows at Eyre Hall, Jane Eyre, who has been blackmailed into marrying a man she despises, will have to cope with the return of the man she loved and lost. The secrets she has tried so hard to conceal must be disclosed, giving rise to unexpected events and more shocking revelations.
Romance, mystery, and excitement will unfold exploring the evolution of the original characters, and bringing to life new and intriguing ones, spinning a unique and absorbing narrative, which will move the action from the Yorkshire countryside, to Victorian London, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial Jamaica.
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About Luccia Gray

Luccia Gray AuthorLuccia Gray was born in London and now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she’s not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at the Spanish National University.

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Letters From a Patchwork Quilt by Clare Flynn

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In 1875 a young man, Jack Brennan, from a large and impoverished Catholic family refuses to be pushed into the priesthood and runs away to fulfil his dream of becoming a teacher.
Jack falls in love with another teacher, Eliza Hewlett, but his hopes and plans are thwarted when his landlord’s daughter, Mary Ellen MacBride, falsely accuses him of fathering the child she is expecting.
Rather than be forced to marry his accuser, Jack decides to run away to America with Eliza. Just as they are about to sail Jack is arrested and dragged from the ship, leaving Eliza alone en route to New York with just a few shillings in her pocket.
From the back streets of industrial Middlesbrough to the brewery city of St Louis the book “transports you to the time and place – not just visually but with the smells, sounds and atmosphere.”
5 Star award Readers’ Favorite ” A story of love, loss and tragedy; a heartbreaking and moving tale. “

Review quotes – “A heart-wrenching and gripping story of love lost” “You are totally drawn into the characters and live with them, empathise with them and share their emotions” “I could almost feel the heat of the blast furnaces as I was reading” “Grab wine and chocolate and curl up with this riveting book of love, loss, tragedy and hope”.
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Author Bio:

529543_10151610059343615_2134871234_nClare Flynn is a former global marketing director and has run a successful strategic management consultancy and a web-based business.
She has published three novels, A Greater World, Kurinji Flowers and Letters From a Patchwork Quilt. Both A Greater World and Kuriji Flowers are recipients of the BRAG Medallion and Letters From a Patchwork Quilt has received the 5 Star award from Readers’ Favorite.
Clare lives in West London, UK and loves to travel – often to research the settings for her books. She also loves to dabble at watercolour painting and is an avid reader.

The Scottish Thistle by Cindy Vallar

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Loyalty and honor. A Highland warrior prizes both more than life, and when he swears his oath on the dirk, he must obey or die. Duncan Cameron heeds his chief’s order without question, but discovers his wife-to-be is no fair maiden. Although women are no longer trained in the art of fighting, Rory MacGregor follows in the footsteps of her Celtic ancestors. Secrets from the past and superstitious folk endanger Rory and Duncan as much as Bonnie Prince Charlie and his uprising to win back the British throne for his father. Rory and Duncan must make difficult choices that pit honor and duty against trust and love…

Reviews:
A deftly written historical novel. The Scottish Thistle is a powerful and highly recommended novel of strength and survival, conflicted love and compelling duty, spotlighting the intricacy of Scottish war and politics. – Midwest Book Review

This is a full-blooded historical novel. More succinctly told than Diana Gabaldon with more sympathetic and believable characters, fans of Nigel Tranter will enjoy this one along with anybody who likes a Highland romance. Highly recommended! – Rachel Hyde, Myshelf.com

Recommended Book to Read by the Military Writers Society of America

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Links to Websites:
To read an excerpt or listen to interviews about The Scottish Thistle and the history behind the novel — http://www.cindyvallar.com/scottishthistle.html
My website — http://www.cindyvallar.com/
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Cindy3-Vallar3Author Bio:
A retired librarian, Cindy Vallar is a historical novelist and a freelance editor. Her editing column “The Red Pencil” appears biannually in the Historical Novel Society’s Historical Novels Review. She’s been one of their reviewers for more than a decade and serves on the HNS Conference Board. She received the first Friend of Clan Cameron Award in 2005, for her support for the Clan Cameron Association. Cindy is also the Editor of Pirates and Privateers, an online publication about the history of maritime piracy. She presents workshops, both online and in person, for writers who want to bring more realism and historical accuracy to their novels. She also speaks to groups on a variety of historical topics. Aside from HNS, Cindy is a member of The Laffite Society, National Maritime Historical Society, Louisiana Historical Society, the Clan Cameron Association of North America, the Scottish Clans of North Texas, EPIC, and Military Writers of America. She invites you to visit her award-winning web site, Thistles & Pirates (http://www.cindyvallar.com/), to learn more.

In Love’s Time by Lilian White

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The historical romance novel In Love’s Time features a cold-blooded killer, hot-blooded ranchers, a corporate raider, two world wars, and Catrine Stewart, a bush nurse who goes from rags to riches in this story of love and loss.

Sweeping through the 1800s, through the despair of poverty and the glory of hope, through shepherding on a croft to the atmosphere of Fort Worth, Texas, to war-torn France and Europe, and from modern Brisbane to heady New York City, In Love’s Time is as ageless as the aborigines’ dreamtime.

This amazing tale takes you from the tragedy to triumph that occurs when fortes fortuna juvat (fortune favors the brave).

And for Catrine, it is a time of discovery and intrigue.

IN LOVE’S TIME (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-62212-196-0, ePub ISBN: 978-1-62212-195-3) is available for $9.99 at: Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/In-Loves-Time-ebook/dp/B008324A3U/

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The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-60693-719-8) can also be ordered for $20 through the publisher’s website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/InLovesTime.html

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About the Author: Prolific novelist Lilian White is from Queensland, Australia. She was formerly a nurse and an English tutor. Writing In Love’s Time has been a transcendent experience for her. She feels this book can help readers hold hope deep in their hearts, no matter what problems they carry in their lives. Filmmakers in the United States are currently considering In Love’s Time.

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Knight of the Dixie Wilds by K Meador

No period in the history of the United States of America forms a field so rich with chivalry, romance and drama as the years between 1865 and 1870, the so-called days of the reconstruction of the South, during which period the Nation was born again and started on its climb to the top rung of power among the nations of the world.
The Tyler family relocates from Mississippi to Texas for a new start after having to give up their plantation and over one hundred slaves as a result of the War Between the States.
Buck Tyler, also known as The Knight of the Dixie Wilds, is tested in courage, strength, loyalty, endurance and love. Facing hardships, deception, enemies, prison, and death, the years of reconstruction takes a toll on his energy, body and faith.
Buck finds himself in love with two different women. Maggie, the dark skinned woman of his childhood and Kate, the delicate girl-child he found lost in the woods.
Would he stand firm through the scenes of bloodshed, disappointment, and sorrow? Would he stand the acid test and, in the end, find victory, peace, and happiness? Or would he weaken in the strenuous struggle ahead and fall ingloriously?
A harrowing adventure, based on true events, that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat and thinking upon days past…

Excerpt:
Buck descended from the tree, placed a supply of ammunition in his pockets, strapped on his pistols, and hastened to meet the fair lady. Taking a circuitous route in order to see that May was alone before he approached her, he was soon within a hundred yards of the place he had seen her. He halted and listened for a minute. All was quiet, save for the chattering of several squirrels further down the swamp.
He recognized this as a warning of the fact that something out of the usual had alarmed them. After looking and listening for another moment, he decided that it was probably an owl or hawk that had caused the alarm. He moved on; slowly, and cautiously.
Soon, he saw May riding slowly toward the North, looking anxiously in every direction. Yes, he said to himself, she is looking for me and looks more beautiful than she did when I saw her before.
He figured that if she kept the course she was going, she would miss the place where he was standing by fifty yards. After satisfying himself that she was alone, he walked out into the open and, catching her eye, beckoned to her.
She smiled, raised her hand above her head, and waved three times in answer to his salute. Buck, ever watchful for signs of danger, wondered why she had waved three times.
May, with a smile like the rising sun, cantered up, dropped the reins, and extended her arms in invitation to Buck to help her dismount.  When he advanced to the side of the horse, she fell into his embrace, placed both arms around his neck, and cried, “Oh, Achilles, I am overjoyed to meet you again. It was so good of you to find me. I have thought of you every hour since we parted.
‘Let’s gather a lot of this soft gray moss, make a deep, downy cushion, and sit down and talk, and talk, and talk. There is much I want to tell you and so much that I want to hear from your lips. It is gloriously good to be alone with you again; just you and I and the silent wild woods.”
As these romantic sentences flowed from her smiling lips, she snuggled closer to Buck. Her voluptuous breath came warm against his cheek as she kissed his lips. Dreamily, speechless, and resistless, he felt himself yielding to the hypnotic spell.
Suddenly, a flock of jaybirds nearby sounded a sharp warning. Buck knew the alarm signals of these feathered rangers of the forest.
Quickly disengaging himself from the girl’s arms, he stepped on top of a high log, listened, and looked. A deer came bounding from the thicket in the vicinity of the jaybirds. Beyond the low brush, Buck saw brass buttons sparkling in the sunlight. Negro soldiers were approaching fast from three directions.
With fire in his eyes, he shot a look at May Castle and uttered one word, “Traitor!”
Dashing through the open sector of the circle which was fast being formed about him by the soldiers, he ran swiftly into the swamp. A hail of bullets whined about him. One clipped the crown of his hat. Another grazed the bone of his left leg below the knee. Still another flattened against the barrel of one of his pistols.

 American Post Civil War Historical adventure and romance. Based on true events.
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Author Bio:
Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Texas since I was four years old, K-Trina Meador is the youngest of five children. Growing up in Cross Plains, Texas and being raised on a seventy acre farm gave me an appreciation for country life and the small town community. She has two grown sons.

She enjoys hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, photography and aviation. She is currently traveling from state to state working as an aircraft mechanic and author. Current locations include: Hawaii, Georgia, South Carolina and currently, Oklahoma.

Her first novel, Journey to Freedom, was published in April 2012. Followed by Their Journey Begins in November 2012 and Transcendence in December 2012.

K-Trina Meador
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Spirited Away by Maggie Plummer


It’s May 1653. When fourteen-year-old Freddy O’Brennan trusts the wrong stranger on an empty beach in western Ireland, she inadvertently places herself in the crosshairs of Cromwell’s notorious Reign of Terror.

Freddy awakens in the cramped hold of a slave ship bound for Barbados. Ripped from her loved ones, she endures a gruesome voyage and a vile auction. Freddy, sold to the highest bidder, alone, and far from her beloved homeland, faces the brutal realities of life as a female Irish slave on a seventeenth century Barbados sugar plantation. Amidst the island’s treacherous beauty, she must find a way to bear her cruel, drunken Master using her as a breeding slave and kitchen drudge.

Heartsick with yearning for her family and the farm life she knew, Freddy reaches deep inside herself for the strength she needs to protect her young spirit from being broken. As she struggles to survive rape, degradation, beatings, and the harrowing spectacle of her Irish countrymen being flogged and starved to death, the high-spirited Freddy risks severe punishment by sneaking food and medicine to the suffering field slaves. Eventually she braves more serious threats for the sake of loyal friendship and love.

SPIRITED AWAY – A NOVEL OF THE STOLEN IRISH is a 60,000-word historical novel that paints an intimate, compelling portrait of 1650s Irish slavery in the Caribbean.






BIO:
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Maggie Plummer is a writer and editor who lives in northwest Montana. Along the winding trail to becoming a novelist, she has worked as a journalist, book publicist, census enumerator, school bus driver, field interviewer, waitress, post office clerk, fish processor, library clerk, retail salesperson, Good Humor girl, fishing boat first mate, race horse hot walker, apple picker, and bus girl. Maggie is the author of “Passing It On: Voices from the Flathead Indian Reservation,” published in 2008 by Salish Kootenai College Press (Pablo, Montana). This is her first published novel.