Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Rebel's Pledge ~ A Colonial Romance

Hello All!
I am happy to announce the release of my inspirational historical romance The Rebel's Pledge in a new and refreshing revised version. 

Back in the early 1990s, I began writing The Rebel’s Pledge. Yes, it was that long ago. It was my first full-length novel, and I was so wet behind the ears that I had no idea about word count and ended up with a 142,000-word manuscript. It was written first by hand on loose-leaf paper in a big three-ring binder. 

In 2001, The Rebel’s Pledge went to a print on demand company and was out of print by 2005. I went on to write and publish six more novels, and in the summer of 2011, I set out to revise The Rebel’s Pledge according to publishers’ guidelines, but had to set it aside for a time to work on The Daughters of the Potomac Series.

My dream has come true to present to my readers this book in a new fast paced revised version. I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of my husband Paul and my two sons Paul and Michael. Thanks, guys.

Thanks also to my agent Barbara Scott with WordServe Literary Agency for her advice, encouragement, and friendship, and to Theresa Blake for allowing me to use her gorgeous 17th century gown on the cover.
  So what is this novel about?

He was a rebel to King James, hunted down, captured, and enslaved in Colonial Maryland. Haunted by war and wrestling with a troubled past, Matthew Hale pledges to protect the daughter of his former owner and bring her from England to her father's plantation along the Chesapeake, an undertaking that challenges the depth of his courage, and the strength of his faith.

Lara Carey will only wed for love, having kept the story of her parents' unwavering devotion for each other in her heart. When she learns her guardian has promised her in marriage to a rich English lord in order to save the ancestral home, her hopes unravel, until she meets the heroic stranger that rescued her from the hands of a highwayman.

On Amazon, you can read the first six chapters in the e-book!

 Kindle for just 2.99
Paperback for only $12.95