by Denise Domning
AN ANCIENT PROMISE OF MARRIAGE,
A WEALTHY WIDOW STOLEN BY A POOR KNIGHT,
AND A KING DETERMINED TO KEEP THEM APART
Stephen de Brazdifer sails from Ireland for England, seeking the bride promised to him by an ancient royal writ. But he’s too late. King John has already claimed the rich widow as his royal ward, wanting to cheat a man he dislikes, and keep her wealth for himself. If Stephen is to have his promised wife, he’ll have to steal her from his monarch.
For all her life Cecilia de Gradinton has cursed her wealth and beauty for the freedom they cost her. Now, newly widowed, with all hope of home and happiness gone, she rides toward her new prison under royal escort. But more than one deadly danger stalks her on the road to King John’s court.
by Angela Castillo
Books 1-3 in the Texas Women of Spirit series. Clean, Christian fiction set in 1890’s Texas.
Book 1: The River Girl’s Song
Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred year old shotgun , she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop, Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.
Book 2: The Comanche Girl’s Prayer
It’s 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding.
Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her.
After a chance encounter in the hills with a band of dangerous men, Soonie must draw on the deepest parts of her faith and courage to survive.
Book 3: The Saloon Girl’s Journey
Weary of the saloon girl lifeâ??and tired of being slapped aroundâ??Darla North decides to start over and let her new-found faith lead her. A friend sends her to Downs House, a place for â??unfortunate women.’ Darla is offered a homeâ??if she can behave herself.
Old habits are hard to break, but Darla is desperate to prove to everyone that she’s changed, especially Ethan Downs, the owner’s sensitive and sweet son. But when Darla’s past threatens to catch up with her, she must decide to face the truth . . . or run away again.
by Lauraine Snelling
The Long-Awaited Prequel to the RED RIVER OF THE NORTH Series
Twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She’s had several suitors but none she deemed worthy of spending her life with. That is, until she meets a university student from Oslo, and feelings stronger than friendship begin to develop between them. But tragedy strikes, and the future begins to look bleaker than ever.
Grief settles heavily over Ingeborg, and her mother suggests that she leave Norway and start afresh in America, as so many others have done before her. But how will she accomplish that with little money and no one to accompany her?
It isn’t long before she meets Roald Bjorklund, a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time, lured by the promise of free land. He’s a good man, a hard-working man–and he has a young son who desperately needs a mother. He’s clearly interested in Ingeborg, but is he the answer to her prayers? And what about love? This isn’t how she’s always imagined it.
Ingeborg Strand has a heartrending decision to make…
by Gilbert Mane
“The day destiny had marked him down for death began like any other dayâ?¦”
An old watchmaker. A sleepy town. A dark secret.
A beautiful killer with a tote bag full of poison
What could possibly go wrong?
by Cindy Sproles
Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark–and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise.
Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there’s anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which will truly free her?
Set in the wild and beautiful Appalachian Mountains of nineteenth-century East Tennessee, Liar’s Winter is an unflinching yet inspirational exploration of prejudice and choice.
by Wilkie Collins
The Serapis Classics edition of “The Wilkie Collins Omnibus” contains 13 FULL-LENGTH NOVELS from the master of literature himself! Masterpieces included in our Omnibus: The Woman in White, The Moonstone, After Dark, The Haunted Hotel, The Law and the Lady, Poor Miss Finch, The Queen of Hearts, The Black Robe, The Frozen Deep, My Lady’s Money, Hide and Seek, The New Magdalen, & Basil.
by Alaric Longward
You pray to Odin for favours
Sometimes, Odin has a wicked sense of humour
Hraban’s prayers had been answered. Their tribe had survived, and battle had been won by the glorious men on Roman horses. His father, Maroboodus had returned, though many had fallen. However, Hraban soon discovered his father thought him illegitimate, a nuisance, and at best a tool that should prove its worth. Worse, Maroboodus had devious plans to bring the Germani tribes together to fight the rising Roman conquest, but the man also had personal plans that didn’t sit well with Hraban’s honor.
Will Hraban find the favor of his father, who hopes to defeat Rome at any cost, or shall he have to find his own lord and fate elsewhere, dishonored.
The Oath Breaker is the bestselling, first book in an epic series of historical fiction set in the Roman Era of Augustus.
Question: What is different about the Oath Breaker?
Alaric: Different? I guess many of the elements one would love in other historical fiction stories are all there. It’s a brutal tale with well-developed characters, no real heroes, and life is cheap. There are plot twists and surprises along the way. What is different, is the setting. My books generally take place in the places other authors rarely cover. This book series, like Maroboodus, takes place in Germania. Of course, I have a unique style of writing as well, and perhaps the battles are more gripping than some.
Question: What authors do you love?
Alaric: Bernard Cornwell. His work is on a different level form the others, and he covers time periods I love. I try to take my stories out of Britain, and into new areas, as I explained. Steven Pressfield is another of my favorites. Gates of Fire is a masterpiece. Then, some classics, like the great Henryk Sienkiewicz.
by Mary Castillo
A collection of first chapters from the chilling Dori O Paranormal Mystery Series by bestselling mystery author Mary Castillo. Featuring selections from:
Names I Call My Sister
Lost in the Light
Girl in the Mist
Lost in Whispers
“Lost in the Light is the entertaining answer to the question, â??What would happen if Kinsey Milhone met “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”?'” – Deanna Raybourn, author of Silent in the Grave and A Spear of Summer Grass
“This book captivated me. The ending might have been my favorite. One of my favorite mystery reads of the year, and one to get your to-read list!” – Samantha March, author of The Green Ticket
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