The Hero of Shenandoah Hearts

Jacob Owens, the hero of Shenandoah Hearts, is a prosperous merchant, owning and running a Philadelphia shop. He’s had the wonderful ladysmith, Madga Sehler, working with his family for years. But the Sehler family is relocating to the Shenandoah region of what is today Virginia. This backcountry area was dangerous. Beautiful but dangerous. Far fromContinue reading “The Hero of Shenandoah Hearts”

The Hero of Love’s Undoing

My story, Love’s Undoing, begins in what would one day become central Minnesota on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River in 1792 at a Scottish fur post. Abi is the daughter of a Scottish fur trader and an Indian mother. Henry is the second son of an English earl and has come to Montreal toContinue reading “The Hero of Love’s Undoing”

Heart of Nantahala’s Hero – The Man with a Plan

Joseph Gregory is the hero in my novella, Heart of Nantahala, one of the stories in the Backcountry Brides Collection. He is a natural born leader. At age ten and eight, Joseph left the family farm and traveled from one lumber mill to the next, learning the business and acquiring valuable skills until he hadContinue reading “Heart of Nantahala’s Hero – The Man with a Plan”

The Hero of A Heart so Tender

A Heart so Tender is part of The Backcountry Brides Collection which released on May 1st. Lieutenant Archibald Waters, of the 60th Regiment of Foot, ‘the Royal Americans’, does not want to be at Fort Niagara. Even more so when the great Sir William Johnson, Indian Agent for the Crown, and respected for his braveryContinue reading “The Hero of A Heart so Tender”

A Hero to Match the Heroine of Across Three Autumns

When you have a heroine patterned after a tall, red-haired, crack shot, Revolutionary War legend who earned the name “War Woman” from the local Indians, the need for a strong hero passes as an understatement. Jenny White had given up on love because she considered herself not attractive and feminine enough. She needed a manContinue reading “A Hero to Match the Heroine of Across Three Autumns”

Silas Marner

Silas Marner by George Eliot My rating: 3 of 5 stars A few weeks ago, I saw a copy of “Silas Marner” on the shelf in a used bookstore for $2.00. I hadn’t read it since high school when I wasn’t particularly thrilled with it. But … I wanted to read it again. And IContinue reading “Silas Marner”

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a great way to experience the Roarin’ Twenties! Leo does a bang-up job of setting the reader into the thick of gangster-ridden Chicago at a very volatile time in U.S. history. It’s a roller coaster of ups and downs that will keepContinue reading “Ain’t Misbehavin’”

Holly & Ivy – the History

Holly & Ivy, my #HistoricalRomance novella in A #BouquetOfBrides, takes place in 1890, in Washington State. It’s about a young woman who accompanies her impetuous younger sister on her trip across the country to be a Christmas mail-order bride and is helped by a gallant stranger. Like many people, I’m fascinated with the concept of mail-orderContinue reading “Holly & Ivy – the History”

The Lacemaker

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet another wonderful story from Laura Frantz. This one is set in Virginia at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The heroine is a rich and pampered young woman of privilege whose family is torn apart by the coming war. The hero is allContinue reading “The Lacemaker”

In Sheep’s Clothing – the History & a Giveaway

For me, there is no reason to write historical romance if you don’t give serious attention to the history. I love history! It makes every story richer, deeper, and more colorful. When I was invited to write for A Bouquet of Brides collection, I was deep into learning about the antique spinning wheel I’d recentlyContinue reading “In Sheep’s Clothing – the History & a Giveaway”