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The Warmth of Snow
How to thaw the count's frozen heart?
August Brandell, the count of Linborg, has returned home after four years of Napoleonic wars. Wounded and downtrodden, he is a meager shadow of the man he used to be.
One day, a lovely young woman comes calling. She’s strong and bright and, unlike the rest, seems unaffected by his wealth and unfortunate disability. He soon discovers he wants more than a sweet friendship, but a life of caring for him would not be fair to such a beautiful soul. He loves her and secretly wants her to stay, but he cannot and will not ask such a sacrifice from her…especially not when it’s out of pity for him.
Meeting Count Brandell changes Erica Ebbesdotter’s entire world. Falling for him is utterly unexpected. Soon, he fills her heart, but he is far above her station. How can a man like him see beyond her less refined clothes and past? Worst of all, he is already betrothed.
This is a sweet and wholesome historical romance—a hauntingly beautiful tale of two hearts meant to be together.
Georgian/Regency (Sweden in 1810)
Mottershead, Carol M
In the 17th century, a man’s ownership of his wife and everything she possessed was a common practice. However, despite this ownership, he could still be enslaved by love.
Set in 1654 on Gwynn’s Island, Virginia, the island is plagued by disease and pestilence. John’s wife falls gravely ill, forcing him to make a difficult decision. He must choose between staying by her side or embarking on a treacherous journey to find a rumored medicine woman residing with native Indians to the north.
The path ahead is fraught with peril, spanning vast terrains and treacherous waters. Yet, as John gazes upon his wife’s sweat-soaked brow, he realizes that the slim hope of saving her is worth any risk.
Failure would mean losing his beloved forever.
Join John on his quest as he battles to save the life of the woman who means everything to him. “Memories Of…” is a captivating love story with a twist
Romantic Biographical Historical Fiction
Joan: Put on a happy face (A dual time story with a paranormal twist)
Mottershead, Carol M
A dual time story with a paranormal twist)
Joan's mind was filled with a myriad of questions: "Where am I? Why am I here?" Yet, she couldn't hear her own voice. As an immortal who has lost her memory, Joan embarks on a journey to rediscover her past life and find her missing son. However, as she unravels the truth behind his disappearance, she may uncover that those closest to her are not what they seem.
Set in 1979 England, Joan wakes up in a hospital with her family nowhere to be found. As she gazes into the mirror, she notices minute lines around her eyes—the only remnants of her 400 years wandering this earth. Squinting at her reflection, she recalls a sharp blow to her head... and then nothing. Now that she's awake, Joan must confront the nightmares of her past, including the search for her missing son. However, as she relives 400 years of history, the answers she finds may lead to heartache.
Will Joan be able to reunite with her family, or will the mystery she uncovers shatter her future?
Historical Fiction, Dual Time Line Story,
Dual Time Story
Masada: Thou Shalt Not Kill
Daniel, the son of a Temple priest in ancient Jerusalem, is abducted by the Sicarii, or dagger men, when he witnesses their assassination of the High Priest. They take him away to Masada, a desert fortress, where he is forced to adapt to the Sicarii way of life to survive. That is until the Roman Tenth Legion arrives to eliminate the Sicarii when his choices become even starker.
The Rebel's Niece
Sarah, the niece of Jewish rebel leader Yochanan Ben Levi, wants to save her young daughters from the violence of the times they live in, but will the Roman empire and her uncle let her? Chased by the Romans from their home village in Galilee to the holy city of Jerusalem, man-made death and destruction await them at every turn. The Rebel's Niece is the heart-pounding retelling of the siege of Jerusalem during Roman times.
The London Forgery
What happened to Mr. and Mrs. Andrews?
Come back to the nostalgia of the groovy seventies and the classical Georgian era of the eighteenth century.
1973. A mysterious note is delivered to the National Gallery in London, and the director immediately calls Norwegian art historian Fabiola Bennett. One of her favorite portraits is in trouble. Fabiola hops on the first plane and meets up with her vibrant side-kick Pippa Yates and the ever-loyal Detective Inspector Cary Green from New Scotland Yard. But she is not naïve enough to think untangling the purpose and meaning of the mysterious note will be as simple as a walk in Hyde Park. These things never are.
1750. Newly married Robert and Frances Andrews, members of the landed gentry of Suffolk, England, hire young and talented Thomas Gainsborough to paint their wedding portrait. Little do they know the gifted artist portrays their personalities exactly how he perceives them, and the artistic symbolism is not as flattering as they’d hoped for. Even the looming clouds in the dis
Historical Mystery, Historical Dual Timeline, Historical Fiction
Cathcart, Sharon E.
Drusilla was the woman of his dreams. Suetonius swore his eternal devotion to the merchant's daughter.
A gladiator's word is his bond.
Classics professor Damiano De Luca feels ridiculous in the gladiator costume he wears after losing a bet, and seeing Stephanie Marlowe waiting in line outside the Pompeii Archaeological Park makes him feel even worse. She's gorgeous … and looks so familiar. Without thinking, the handsome Italian addresses Stephanie in the old tongue: "Salve, Drusilla."
Her reply? "Salve, Thraex."
Through untold disaster in the recesses of time and up to the present day, Dom and Stephanie must discover the truth about Pompeii Fire.
Lily was no angel. She was something . . . OTHER
To some, Lily was just a beautiful little girl. To others, she was a freakish albino who ate live chickens in a freak show. Charles Darwin called her his impossible girl and tried in vain to classify her. P. T. Barnum called her his angel and tried to take advantage of her.
But the creature Barnum thought to turn into a money-making feature attraction is neither girl nor angel. She is something other, a species of unimaginable abilities, with the power to destroy—or save —our world. The power is hers alone, but only the strange blood coursing through her veins will decide when and how to unleash a power she struggles every day to control.
From the cold, barren shores of Tierra del Fuego and the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle to the bustling crowds of Victorian London, Lily's story—and her quest—unfolds in a thrilling historical fantasy for all ages from award-winning author Len Boswell.
Weathering the Storm
Book 7 of The Mallory Saga
The relationship between Ethan Mallory and the Shawnee leader Tecumseh reaches its conclusion in The War of 1812. The war brings many changes to the Mallory clan as the unstoppable march of white settlements in the Northwest Territory creates stormy conditions and drama.
What a wonderful new addition to the unique "Mallory Saga"! Against the backdrop of global conflict, Bennett spins an intimate tale of the individuals trapped on the fault lines. Grand politics and personal tragedy; great wars and personal feuds; Emerging nations and ancient tribes. A masterpiece!" Gordon Doherty
There are metaphors that say, books are keys to our imagination. Or a book is a device to ignite said imagination. If that is so, with this book as well as his previous six in the Mallory Saga, Paul Bennett has unlocked many doors, and for this reader, a countless number of them. Mr. Bennett is a true story teller. He made my mind soar. Ommadawn Reviews
The Jagged Mountains - Jack's Tale
Book 6 of The Mallory Saga
Jack Mallory is on a quest to learn more about the father he barely knew, Liam Mallory. Along with his Mohawk companion, Hosagowwa, he travels to the farthest reaches of the northern Rocky Mountains experiencing life with the many indigenous tribes. His tale is one of discovery and danger; wondrous beauty and extreme weather, love, and loss.
I purchased this book the first day it was available and finished it 2 days later. It is a wonderful book that is very hard to put down and I hated for it to end. Looking forward to the next book! Janet English Donaldson
"Haunting, immersive, and brilliant. Paul Bennett has made this genre his own. The prose is enviably marvelous." Gordon Doherty – author of Empires of Bronze & Legionary
“In my opinion, best one of the series so far!” Stony Creek Reviews
A Turbulent Beginning - 1788-1795
Book 5 of The Mallory Saga
The Revolution is over, and a new nation has emerged from the ashes of war. The new government, leery of a powerful central government, learns quite quickly the folly of state legislatures controlling military operations, abandoning The Articles of Confederation to write The Constitution.
More lessons are learned by this second attempt when they discover that the indigenous tribes along the Ohio were more than a match for militia troops. It is time for President Washington and his War Secretary Henry Knox to come up with a better plan to pacify the warring tribes.
The Mallory clan is spread out from the Congaree River in South Carolina to the Wabash River in the Northwest Territory. The desire to be together again is stronger than the fear of traveling through a war zone. They are once again in the middle of the storm…Can they survive?…Can they make a difference?
A Nation is Born
Book 4 of The Mallory Saga
As the Revolutionary War shifts south, and west, so too, the Mallory’s find themselves right in the thick of it. On the banks of the Congaree River in South Carolina, and on the Wabash in the Northwest Territory, war is not the only problem they face. Revenge stirs among the embers of war.