Monday, July 15, 2013

'Dawning', a debut novel by Olivia Stocum

Historical Romance set in the Scottish Highlands --- available through Amazon on Kindle or in paperback.

Scotland, 1599 . . .   

He abandoned her. She had failed to be enough for him. The empty space he left behind hollowed out her heart, and she wondered what to do with the rest of her life. 

When Ronan leaves the clan to seek his fortune, Triona fears she will never see him again. Four years later, a threat against her life forces her to depend on a mysterious, cloaked rogue known as Blackhawk. 

She knows he is capable of protecting her, but what is he hiding? Why does he refuse to show his face?   

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kathy Boyd Fellure's Children's Books

1) When the Birdies Came to Tea  ~ Book 1

The oldest Blake sisters ~ Susannah and Katie, who are the same age one week every year, are celebrating their fifth and sixth birthdays in a most unusual way. Nana has planned a tea party but asks the girls to give gifts instead of receiving them, to new friends she has invited.
Katie is confused about this undesirable concept and tries to discover who these kids are and why they want to ruin the party.
She is certain it is the Stink Boys from down the road, until the new friends begin flying in...

2) Mr. Snowman Ate Our Picnic Lunch  ~ Book 2

The youngest Blake sisters, Kelsey and Sharon, are left behind at the grandparent's cabin after their parents take the four older sisters on a ski trip. They soon forget their disappointment when Nana and Papa suggest they build their first snowman.
So the fun begins with hot cocoa and gingerbread cookies, a snowball fight, and chasing a doe and her fawn around the cabin.
The girls picnic lunch disappears and the youngest sister thinks the snowman ate it because he's holding a half-sandwich with a bite missing in his pine-cone-thumb and pine-branch-finger hand. The older sister disagrees. Then who did?

Bear Cub Adventure ~ Book 3

The middle Blake sisters, Marsha and Becky, get to go on a camping trip to Sugar Pine Point State Park, ALONE with their parents! Unfortunately they are surprised to find out the cub scout, Stinky Boys are going on the hike with them. Why would the girls parents leave their sisters behind and invite the neighbors?
Trek along with the trail with these two families and meet the critters they encounter along the way, including a mama bear and her cub, and learn a few lessons every camper should know.
(Wonderful illustrations of a porcupine, beaver, skunk, raccoons, owl, deer, fish, and one more bear cub than expected)

Nana's Tin of Buttons ~ Book 4

The six Blake sisters are once again visiting their grandparent's Lake Tahoe cabin while waiting for their new sibling to be born.
What can the bored girls do for fun on a rainy day?
Nana suggests they make button necklaces and tells them the story behind the buttons in her tin. At first the sisters aren't thrilled but they soon have a change of heart and each girl designs her own personalized necklace.
The sun comes out the next day so Papa piles everyone in the car for a drive around Lake Tahoe while they continue to wait for news about the baby.
Will the baby be a brother or another sister?
The girls visit their favorite Tahoe sites and return to a wonderful surprise.


Kathy Boyd Fellure is the second born of eight daughters in a writing family.
Her parents began reading to their girls and never stopped, continually adding books to children's bookcase even the wee ones were free to explore.
Kathy began writing stories in elementary school and continued through high school and college. Her first published words were in the non-fiction genre; slice of life, freelance newspaper reporting, and church columns.
After dabbling in poetry and song lyrics while stationed for three years in England with her military husband, she dipped her toes in the fiction genre and dove into the deep waters for a long swim.

The Blake Sisters Lake Tahoe Adventure Stories are beautifully illustrated children's story books for ages 4 - 8, or to 100 as her faithful readers proclaim. These historical accounts of Tahoe, California from 1959 - 1969, are rich in family values and honest sibling interactions. A teaching page ends each story with fun and interesting facts to learn and share.

Kathy's contemporary women's novels, On the Water's Edge, are represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. The first novel is completed and presently being shopped, the work-in-progress is at a 50,000 word count, and Kathy plans to start the third this fall. These are also Lake Tahoe stories with a hint of romance, and struggles that lead to searching for the only One that can bring truth and salvation to overcome fear, unforgivness, and abandonment.

You can contact Kathy at the websites listed below and on Facebook and Twitter.
Kathy serves as the Distribution Editor for Manzanita Writer's Press, she is the founder of Amador Writer's Critique Group, (which hosts an annual literary read and is listed in the Jerry B. Jenkins 2013 Christian Writer's Marker Guide) and a member of ACFW and Inspire Christian Writer's. She teaches children's writing workshops for conferences and is available for guest speaking at retreats and writing seminars in both the children's and novel genres.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Two new novels by Kathi Macias

The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. 

Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family’s past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother’s Moses quilt. 

As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.

 Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared. Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.

It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery. As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Laughing with Lily by Eileen Hinkle Rife

A long-buried secret. An unexpected encounter. A quest for answers. Celeste Tatem, a special-education teacher at The Brighton Center in Schreiber, Indiana, couldn't be more in love with her husband, Joe. But the memory of one day in the past haunts her, threatening their relationship. When Joe dies in a factory explosion, she sinks into depression. It will take the arrival of a new student, Lily, and her delightful honesty, laughter, and joy at life's little things to awaken Celeste to hope.

When Don, an old flame from college, reenters Celeste's world, the flickers of love stir once again, and startling questions arise. Questions that threaten to rip the veneer off of her carefully guarded secret. Then the most unexpected thing of all happens.... A story of love and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

McKenna's Daughters Series by Lena Nelson Dooley

Maggie's Journey ~ book 1

Near her eighteenth birthday, Margaret Lenora Caine finds a chest hidden in the attic containing proof that she was adopted. The daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed both by her real parents and by the ones who raised her.
Maggie desires a place where she belongs. But her mother’s constant criticism and reminders that she doesn't fit the mold of a young woman of their social standing have already created tension in their home. With the discovery of the family secret, all sense of her identity is lost.
When Maggie asks to visit her grandmother in Arkansas, her father agrees on the condition that she take her Aunt Georgia as a chaperone and his young partner, Charles Stanton, as protection on the journey. Will she discover who she really is and, more importantly, what truly matters most in life?
 Mary’s Blessing ~ book 2
When her mother dies, Mary Lenora must grow up quickly to take care of her brothers and sisters. Can love help her to shoulder the burden?
Mary Lenora Murray knows she is adopted. As she was growing up, her mother called her “God’s blessing.” But now that she’s gone, Mary no longer feels like any kind of blessing. Her father, in his grief, has cut himself off from the family, leaving the running of the home entirely in Mary’s hands.
As she nears her eighteenth birthday, Mary can’t see anything in her future but drudgery. Then her childhood friend Daniel begins to court her, promising her a life of riches and ease. But her fairy-tale dreams turn to dust when her family becomes too much for Daniel, and he abandons her in her time of deepest need.
Will Daniel come to grips with God’s plan for him? And if he does return, can Mary trust that this time he will really follow through?
Catherine's Pursuit ~ book 3
Raised by her father, Catherine McKenna has never lacked for anything, surrounded by people to take care of her every need. On her eighteenth birthday she discovers that not only did her mother die when she was born, but she has two identical sisters. Although her father vowed not to look for his daughters, Catherine made no such promise. Setting out on her own with one clue and her maid in tow, she's determined to find her sisters.
Collin Elliott has seen better days. After losing his ship to a violent and unexpected storm, he is trying to recover--physically and emotionally. When Angus McKenna sends him to find, follow, and protect his daughter, he wants nothing more than to finish his task and return home. Can he help her find her sisters?
And will the discoveries they make along the way teach them both what's most important in life?
Lena Nelson Dooley is an award-winning author with more than 650,000 books in print. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers—where she received the Mentor of the Year award in 2006—DFW Ready Writers, and Christian Authors Network. She lives in Hurst, Texas, with her husband of over 45 years.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Chamomile by Susan F. Craft

 Lilyan joins Patriot spies in British-occupied Charlestown, SC, to rescue her brother from a notorious prison ship. She'll lie, steal, kill or be killed she promises Nicholas Xanthakos, a scout with Francis Marion's partisans, who leads the mission. In Nicholas' arms she discovers enduring love...a home. But that home is a long time coming. Her journey requires she save the life of one British officer but kill another to protect her Cherokee friend Elizabeth. In escaping bounty hunters, she treks miles of wilderness and very nearly loses everything before finally reuniting with her true love.

 A history lover, Susan F. Craft researches for her novels with the same excitement as Alan Quartermain hunting for King Solomon's Mines and with the persistence of Lewis and Clark. She enjoys the chase when a clue leads her from one "treasure" to the next, to the next.

A South Carolinian, Susan has a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her 40-year career includes working for SC Educational Television, the SC Department of Mental Health, the SC College of Pharmacy, and currently for the SC Senate. The Chamomile, published by Ingalls Publishing Group, was released in November 2011 and is the fourth book she has authored. The first two were S.C. State Library award-winning professional works in the field of mental health, and the third, self-published in 2006, is A Perfect Tempest, a historical fiction set in Columbia during the Civil War.

Susan is a member of Romance Writers of America, the American Christian Fiction Writers, The Historical Novel Society, the S.C. Writers Workshop, the SC Historical Society, the Robert Burns Society, the Colonial American Christian Writers, and the Inkplots, a writers' critique group. Her short stories have been published in four of the group's collections.

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance selected The Chamomile as a Fall 2011 Okra Pick, recognizing it as a top novel of the season.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Captured by Moonlight by Christine Lindsey

Prisoners to their own broken dreams...

After a daring rescue goes awry, the parched north of India grows too hot for nurse Laine

Harkness and her friend Eshana. The women flee to the tropical south...and run headlong into their respective pasts.

Laine takes a new nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancé is the owner...and that Adam has no more to say to her now than he did when he crushed her years ago. Why, then, is she still drawn to him, and to the tiger cub he is raising?

Eshana, captured by her traditional uncle and forced once more into the harsh Hindu customs of mourning, doubts whether freedom will ever again be in her future, much less the forbidden love that had begun to whisper to her. Is faith enough to live on? Or is her Savior calling her home?

Amid cyclones and epidemics, clashing faiths and consequences of the war, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?

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Monday, May 20, 2013

New Releases from Loree Lough

 ISBN 978-1-60374-719-6 EMMA'S ORPHANS -- Emma Wright knows the loneliness of being an orphan. Maybe that's why her Maryland home seems to attract children left parentless by accident or the recent Civil War. It is hard to care and provide for them on a nurse's salary, and finding Christian homes for them requires more wisdom than Emma possesses on her own. As able and independent as she seems, Emma dreams of the day a strong Christian husband will share her burden.
She thinks her prayers might have been answered when she meets handsome carpenter Nate O'Neil. But, though the war is over, Nate is still fighting a battle of his own. How can he offer himself to a fine woman like Emma when he still bears the guilt of past deeds? While Emma and Nate wrestle with their problems, the seven children in her care decide to take matters into their own hands....

ISBN 978-1-60374-723-3 LONE WOLF -- Released from prison in 1840 for a crime he didn't commit, Kent McCoy finds himself without friends, family, or a single reason to believe in a merciful God. Like a lone wolf, he leaves Dodge City, Kansas, and heads east in search of a place where his past won't darken his future.
His wandering path collides with that of Abby nelson, who, through a series of tragic events has come to believe that love and happiness are beyond her reach. Life is a matter of existing from one day to the next on her last thread of strength--her faith in God's power.
Despite their tendencies to live on the fringes of life, Abby and Kent are strangely drawn to one another. But will suspicion, self-righteousness, and lack of faith cost them this chance at happiness in one another's arms? Or will they surrender to the love born of forgiveness?

 ISBN 978-1-60374-721-9 PRISCILLA HIRES A HUSBAND -- In Baltimore, Maryland, 1868, Priscilla and Caleb's marriage of convenience seems the only solution. She'll do anything to provide for her beloved grandparents; he needs her help to rescue his failing farm.
Despite her resolve to the contrary, Priscilla finds herself drawn to her husband, a man she knows is still in love with his late wife, Laura, who has been gone for eight years. Meanwhile, Caleb struggles to control the growing love he feels for Priscilla...and the guilt that love awakens.
In desperation, he prays God will give him the strength to solve his dilemma: Keep the precious vow made on the day he buried Laura...or keep his newly-spoken marriage vows to Priscilla....
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ISBN 978-1-603748-769-7 DREWRY'S BLUFF --When Drewry Sheffield's uncle promises her in marriage to pay a gambling debt, God seems strangely silent. Orphaned, and with no kin to help her, Drewry feels she must take matters into her own hands, and quickly....
Through an unexpected turn of events, she arrives in Richmond, Virginia, ready to assume a new identity as nanny to two children of wealthy plantation owner, Chase Auburn. Chase, a God-fearing man who prizes honesty above all other virtues, is delighted with Drewry. And yet, he seems strangely preoccupied: The Lord has taken his beloved wife, and he has vowed never to love again. Caught up in the chaos of the post Civil War South and the turmoil of her own heart, Drewry must find a way to gamble on the truth...before Chase decides to call her bluff!

ISBN 978-1-60374-849-0 JAMES'S JOY -- Home from the war a hopeless cripple and the master of a ruined plantation, James Sheffield must learn to live again. But his own conscience won't let him begin. A dark secret holds him prisoner and alcohol is his only escape.
When an intriguing woman enters his life, James resolves to make a new start. But considering his history of misfortune, can he really expect Joy McGuire, the pastor's daughter, to ever be his? Especially when he believes she is promised to another, the handsome young assistant pastor who is quick to cast a stone at James.
Will James conquer the tyranny of his past? And will Joy listen to the truth in her heart before the rumors around her become deafening?

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Monday, May 13, 2013

All In Good Time by Maureen Lang

Book 2 in The Gilded Legacy series!
Can one impatient woman with a dream to provide a refuge for women in need melt the heart of an impervious, stingy banker?

Dessa Caldwell has a dream:
to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes in Denver’s roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.

Henry Hawkins has a secret:
he owns the most successful bank in town, but his initial capital came from three successful stage coach robberies. Though he’s Denver’s most eligible bachelor, to protect his past, he’s built a fortress around his heart that no one can penetrate . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell strolls into his bank requesting a loan.

Though he’s certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessa’s passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her mission—but he also threatens to bring Henry’s darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and God’s, between safety and love.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

For all who have suffered great loss of heart, home, health or family; true home and genuine lasting love can be found.

When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering-and a Confederate scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

While Liberty’s future crumbles as her home is destroyed, the past comes rushing back to Bella, a former slave and Liberty’s hired help, when she finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers, one of whom knows the secret that would place Liberty in danger if revealed.

In the wake of shattered homes and bodies, Liberty and Bella struggle to pick up the pieces the battle has left behind. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it?
Inspired by first-person accounts from women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and its aftermath, Widow of Gettysburg is Book 2 in the Heroines Behind the Lines  series.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

EBOOK RELEASE ~ Thorns in Eden & The Everlasting Mountains, by Rita Gerlach

John Nash, has built a new life in the Maryland frontier, and journeys back to England to see his father before the first shots of the Revolution are fired. Rebecah, a young woman who has known little more than the solitude of an isolated manor has lost her father and is now under the control of a domineering patriarch. As their romance unfolds, they become trapped in the schemes of her uncle and immersed in one of the most infamous Indian wars in Colonial history. 

As the firebrands of Revolution grow hot, they marry and work together to build their estate, Laurel Hill. Facing a strange new world, Rebecah experiences the prejudice of being English, but finds friendship and acceptance in the wilds of the Maryland frontier. Joy reins at Laurel Hill when she announces she is carrying a child. Nash, known as Jack, is captain of a band of rangers who protect the frontier families from Indian attack. His friendship with Chief Logan has not prevented the Indian War from reaching their peaceful home along the lush hills of the last outpost.  

Can he protect his wife from warring Indians and from a man who has no allegiance to any nation, tribe, or creed, wanted for robbery and murder, who has vowed vengeance? In Thorns in Eden and The Everlasting Mountains, love and faith are the sustaining forces that cannot be overtaken by the vines of adversity.  

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Praise for 'Thorns in Eden & The Everlasting Mountains.

Rita Gerlach captures the feel of Colonial America in her sweeping saga, Thorns in Eden. With lush descriptions and well-drawn, captivating characters, Gerlach creates a story I won't soon forget. ~ Author Jamie Carie  
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(That's me in the first grade at St. Catherine Laboure School. All those English lessons paid off.) 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Stress Test by Dr. Richard Mabry

Kidnapping... A near deadly escape...
 What would you do if you woke to find you’ve been charged with murder? And there’s no evidence to prove otherwise?


Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is fleeing with his life. He does escape, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he’s being charged with murder.
Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors after her last relationship. But when Matt calls, she knows she can’t walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.
Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he’s a killer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth—and the faith to keep going—will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.

“This is a terrific read, by a surgeon who clearly knows his stuff as a doctor and his craft as a writer.” —MICHAEL PALMER, New York Times best-selling author of Oath of Office

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Julie Lessman's newest, LOVE AT ANY COST

Fooled by a pretty boy once, shame on him.
Fooled by a pretty boy twice, shame on me.

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassady McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who just as soon hogtie a man as look at him … until Jamie MacKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well lassoes her heart. But when Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than him, Cassie finds herself bucked by love a second time, sending her back to Texas to lick her wounds and heal her heart. In her absence, Jamie discovers money can’t buy love, but love built on faith can set a heart free, a truth he discovers a little too late … or is it?

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Jake Walker's Wife by Loree Lough

So what's happening with Loree Lough lately. Lots of things. Besides her recent series release 'First Responders', Loree has brought back to her readers one of her best stories. How can you go wrong with a handsome wayward cowboy and a heroine made of stouter stuff that falls for him?

…not a man wanted—dead or alive! For ten long years, Jake Walker has been on the run from murder, marshals, and bad memories. But now he has found Bess Beckley, whose caring heart and boundless soul could stop any man in his tracks.

Two young brothers and a grieving pa were the only men in Bess's life. Knowing they needed her was enough...until the day tall Texan Jake Walker rode onto the ranch and awakened dreams of impossible love and a life of her own!

She is determined to take away the haunted look in Jake's eyes and make him hers--forever.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013


Book One in The Forgotten Castles series:

The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.

Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.

When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.

 Comments from Readers on Amazon:

'This book kept me captivated!! The suspense at the end is amazing. Starting the second book asap!!! Love this book!'

'Jamie does a fantastic job of creating a story that grabs on to your imagination and doesn't let go until the end.'

 'A book which is without comparison and which surpassed and exceeded all expectations by an absolutely incredible author, who has plucked out my heart and left it within the 1800's. A truly outstanding book that takes this genre to exceptional new heights and my chosen book of the year.'

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Sunday, March 3, 2013


Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. 

Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But will dangers from the sea and from man keep them from the peace and love they long for?

 Just when I thought MaryLu could not possibly top her last book, she totally blows me away with another! This book is utterly fantastic, and I had a terrible time putting it down. Not only does the plot surround the hero and heroine, but there are also fascinating subplots involving the secondary characters aboard the ship. ...Very well written with realistic characters, an utterly compelling storyline, and tremendous use of imagery, I can honestly say...MaryLu Tyndall has crafted a masterpiece here! I simply can't wait for Book Two in this series!
(Diana Flowers Sharing Stories of Faith and God's Healing Power)

 First in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall, Forsaken Dreams launches readers on a romantic adventure as Colonel Blake Wallace leaves the war-torn South behind to build a utopian society in Brazil. 

But will unexpected dangers on the ship and the secret of one captivating lady keep him from beginning anew?

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Monday, February 11, 2013

NEW RELEASE ~ BEYOND THE VALLEY, Book 3 in The Daughters of the Potomac Series

Released February 1, 2013.

When Sarah Carr's husband Jamie drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn that she never expected. Pregnant and widowed, she reaches out to Jamie's family for help, but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her kidnapped through deception and taken to the Colonies to live a life of servitude.

In Virginia, Sarah is auctioned to a kindly gentleman to serve his eccentric wife. After she meets Dr. Alex Hutton, and is loaned to him to help with his orphaned nieces, hope comes alive he will find a way to free her. But when The Woodhouses go bankrupt and sell off all they own, Sarah is sent away. She faces hardships in the wilderness, and is soon surrounded by a family's whirlwind of secrets, praying the young doctor she loves will find her again and bring her freedom.

‘Praise for 'Beyond the Valley'

Creating characters with intense realism and compassion is one of Gerlach's gifts. Her books typically involve dramatic situations, giving her characters a chance to rise above their adversity. Beyond the Valley is a shining example of that, reminding us that we are never forsaken. This is the third in the Daughters of the Potomac series. Sarah's character was introduced in the first novel, Before the Scarlet Dawn, and now she has her own heart-wrenching story that takes us from England to Virginia and Maryland. The historic setting is vividly descriptive, bringing the story to life, almost becoming a character unto itself. You may shed some tears, but you'll come away with deep contentment and satisfaction of a story well told.                         (Review in RT (Romantic Times) Book Reviews Magazine - 4 stars)
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Book 3 in the Daughters of the Potomac series, 'Beyond the Valley, is available in ebook and paperback in all fine bookstores.

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 Rita Gerlach lives in central Maryland with her husband and two sons. She has published seven novels and is currently writing a novel set in the Edwardian era.
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