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A CPBC Blog Blast Cover Reveal for "The Captain's Woman"

Book Title: The Captain’s Woman

Series: The Thompsons of Locust Street

Author: Holly Bush

Publication Date: January 10 th , 2023

Publisher: Holly Bush Books

Page Length: 218

Genre: Historical Romance

The Captain’s Woman

by Holly Bush


Meet the Thompsons of Locust Street, an unconventional family taking Philadelphia high

society by storm…


1870 ~ Muireall Thompson has taken her duties seriously since her parents died on the

family’s crossing from Scotland to America in 1854. As the eldest sibling, their death made

her responsible for her family and left little time for a life of her own. But now her brothers

and sisters are adults; even the youngest is nearly ready to face the world on his own. What

will she do when she is alone, other than care for an elderly aunt and volunteer at the Sisters

of Charity orphanage? Has the chance for a husband and children of her own passed her by?


Widower Anthony Marcus, formerly a captain in the Union Army, is a man scraping the

bottom of his dignity and hanging on to his honor by the barest thread. Reduced to doing odd

jobs to keep a roof over his dear daughter Ann’s head, he often leaves her with the Sisters of

Charity while he is out seeking steady work with a decent salary that will allow him to move

from their single-room living quarters.


After an initial meeting that finds Muireall and Anthony at odds, a tentative friendship forms

as they bond over their mutual affection for Ann. As friendship leads to passion, can a

wealthy spinster and a poor soldier overcome their differences in station to forge a future

together? Just as Muireall finds the courage to reach for her own happiness, Anthony’s past

rises up between them and an old enemy reemerges to bring the Thompson family down once

and for all. Will the divide between them be insurmountable, or can they put aside pride and

doubt for a love worth fighting for?

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Author Bio:

Holly Bush writes historical romance set in the the late 1800’s, in Victorian England,

and an occasional Women’s Fiction title. Her books are described as emotional, with

heartfelt, sexy romance. She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County,

Pennsylvania. Connect with Holly at and on Twitter

@hollybushbooks and on Facebook at Holly Bush.

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1 Comment

Cathie Dunn
Cathie Dunn
Dec 01, 2022

Thank you very much for hosting Holly Bush today, with her fabulous cover for The Captain's Woman.

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