Tag: historical romance

Historical Romances by Dr. Kathryn Kelly

CIVIL WAR SERIES
While the idyllic life of the antebellum world was being destroyed by the enemy, Southern women did what they had to do to survive the Yankee invasion. These are the stories of heroines who lost their hearts amidst the turmoil going on around them. Out of the destruction, love blossomed and flourished leading to happily ever after. North and South. Blue and Gray. Enemies and Lovers.

thumbnail_siegeHEARTS UNDER SIEGE – Book 1

Alexandra Couvion finds herself swept up in the Civil War while searching for her twin brother. After her grandfather is captured, she must deliver a vital message to Confederate officers in Vicksburg. Forced to travel through war strewn land to deliver this message, she is protected by a man she believes to be a Yankee – her Yankee savior.

During the siege of Vicksburg, Thomas Munroe finds his heart sieged by a fearless, lovely Southern belle, Alexandra Couvion. As he fights to keep her safe, her stalker turns his attention on Thomas. Can the two of them keep each other alive long enough to survive the war?

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When a steamboat explosion gives Southern cavalryman, Jeffrey Couvion the opportunity to fake his own death, he followed his idealism and began fighting for the Yankees.

However… he found himself on southern soil fighting against his own people. When he was shot by a man defending his home, Claire, the man’s granddaughter – the southern belle of his dreams, saved his life.

How would he reconcile falling in love with a woman who was supposed to be his enemy?  Had he made the wrong choice in fighting for the north?

 
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Sophia Martinique would do whatever it took to make sure her younger siblings had food to eat. Even if it meant going behind enemy lines and caring for injured Yankee soldiers. Joshua Jackson would do whatever it took to protect Sophia from his fellow Yankee soldiers. Neither was prepared for falling in love with the enemy…
 
LOVE ALWAYS– Book 4
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Jackson promises his dying friend that he’ll take care of his sister, Leah. Though he’s never met her, he already adores the Leah he imagines from their grandmother’s letters. While fulfilling that promise, he finds that his adoration was merely kindling.
AUTHOR BIO

thumbnail_IMG_0515I write stories for those who still believe in happily ever after. Begin Again, Kindle Scout winner, is a contemporary romance about second chances.

I also write historical romances set during the American Civil War and the antebellum south of Louisiana and Mississippi. These are the stories of southern belles who find love amidst the turmoil going on around them. Out of the destruction, love blossomed and flourished leading to happily ever after. North and South. Blue and Gray. Enemies and Lovers.

In addition to writing about the present and the past, I also write time-travel romances, merging yesterday with today. I believe that we find our soul mates no matter where or… when we have to go to find them.

But above all, I write about the love that happens when two soul mates come together and live happily ever after.

I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a doctorate in psychology. Leaving my life as a university professor, I now work with veterans in my private practice as a psychologist. But even before I was a psychologist, I was a writer. When I’m not helping others or making up people in my head, I can be found reading, shopping, running on the treadmill, and… reading some more. But my favorite time is spent at the computer weaving fairy tales of romance.

Please visit my website at http://www.kathrynkelly.com

New Release: SECRETS OF CAVENDON by Barbara Taylor Bradford

51CZNHxZwHLSECRETS OF CAVENDON by Barbara Taylor Bradford / Romance / St. Martin’s Press / Release Date:  Nov 21, 2017

From beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a stunning, epic novel featuring the characters of the beloved Cavendon series.

For years things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets among the Inghams and the Swanns.  But since the end of World War II, things have changed.

The Secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the new generation of the estate at the forefront of the scandal and intrigue.  With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening too tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and brought up in England and started her writing career as a journalist.  She has written thirty international bestsellers.  Secrets of Cavendon is her thirty-second novel.  In 2007, Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her literary achievements.  She lives in New York with her husband, TV and film producer Robert Bradford.

New Release: AN UNSUITABLE DUCHESS by Kathleen Buckley

perf5.000x8.000.inddAN UNSUITABLE DUCHESS by Kathleen Buckley

Historical Romance

Released May 19, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

After her guardian’s death, Anne Sinclair comes to Town seeking a man with broad interests, rather than broad estates. She possesses a competence and a pretty face, so why did her late guardian think it might be difficult for her to make a match? The question becomes urgent when she discovers that London can be perilous for a young lady of inquiring mind—especially when she has a hidden enemy.

Lord John Anniscote unexpectedly inherits the title and responsibilities of his dissolute brother, the Duke of Guysbridge, including houses, servants, tenants, and the need to provide himself with an heir. Formerly poor, cynical, and carefree, he finds himself hunted by marriage-minded females. When a plot against a young lady up from the country touches his honor, can the new duke safeguard her reputation and repair his own?

Author Bio:  When she was three years old, Kathleen Buckley’s father bought a set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Big books! With all kinds of words (and pictures) in them! By the age of twelve, she knew she wanted to write fiction (she also wanted to be a journalist, a spy and a spaceperson—but NASA wasn’t accepting female spacepersons then. She never became a journalist because she hates asking pushy questions, nor a spy, because she’s not good with foreign languages, has bad eyes and is not athletic. In semi-retirement, she began to write full-time, at least when not pursuing her other hobbies: reading, cats, cooking, costume, and spinning wheel repair. And no, she can’t spin. That will have to come after the spinning wheel repair. 

Book Excerpt: ANGEL LOST, ANGEL FOUND by Annalisa Russo

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Historical Romance / Released Nov 2015 by The Wild Rose Press

Charity strode over the weathered oak floor toward the front of the restaurant. A man stood hipshot on the other side of the front door. Tall, rangy, with a head of unruly light brown hair, sun streaked and too long for what current fashion dictated. Mussed now, she saw, from the ride on the Harley motorbike parked in front of her place, or perhaps from shoving his fingers through it impatiently, as he was doing now.

He was in his shirtsleeves— definitely not protocol. The leather jacket he’d worn for the ride was thrown over the bike’s seat, but he didn’t appear too worried about it. His shirt was casual but, to Charity’s trained eye, expensive, like the scuffed boots he wore. He pounded on the door again, and his brows slashed over eyes a cold ice blue. His pretty face and squared off jaw needed a shave.

“I’m not hiring,” Charity said through the door and started to pull down the roller shade mounted above the glass.

He glanced up when she spoke and gave her a quick and rude perusal. “I’m not looking for a job.” His drawl sounded like honey over gravel, and he didn’t appear too pleased by her response. “I’m here to see Charity O’Malley.”

“About what?” The man appeared irritated—with her.

“Look, lady, Big Mike sent me. Go get her, and I’ll explain.”

“Big Mike’s dead. He didn’t send you.”

 

Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels based in the 20th century. Her first series was completed with the release of Angel Boy, the fourth book of The Cavelli Angel Saga. The series chronicles the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920’s and 30’s. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she inherited a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.

Book Excerpt: AN ANGEL HEALED by Annalisa Russo

perf5.000x8.000.inddAN ANGEL HEALED The Cavelli Angel Saga  by Annalisa Russo

Historical Romance / Released Oct 2014 by The Wild Rose Press

He hadn’t heard her voice in seven years, but it had the same effect on him as if it was yesterday.

   God help him.

Silk over honey, huge green eyes with smoky edges, a half dozen freckles sprinkled over a small, straight nose, riotous blonde curls with the scent of a spring morning—and the girl it all belonged to—the one he’d traveled half way across the world to forget.

“I have business here,” Hope insisted. Trying to yank her arm free from the burley man’s grasp was like trying to take a bone from a snarling dog. The bold blue uniform topped by a bright gold badge stretched over his girth. She glanced down at the wooden night stick tucked in the loop of his wide leather belt. It gave her the willies, but she had to hang onto her composure. He didn’t know anything about her, and she needed to keep it that way.

“I have an appointment with Miss Cavelli, Constable. You’ll make me late.” She tried for a nonchalant demeanor, but she couldn’t seem to make her queasy stomach follow her brain. The man was just doing his job, but if he didn’t let go soon she’d probably hurl on his spit-shined shoes.

“What’s wrong here, Flynn?”

Hope glanced over her shoulder and groaned. Another man. This one had worn, paint-splattered trousers on long legs. Honey-colored hair curled on his collar. His scarred boots matched the jagged scar on his face. Hip-shot now, with thumbs hooked in his belt loops, eyes, a warm shade of blue, a bit glazed over, stared at her. Probably St. Rose’s handyman.

So much for sneaking in and getting out unscathed.

 

ANNALISA RUSSO is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels based in the 20th century. Her first series was completed with the release of Angel Boy, the fourth book of The Cavelli Angel Saga. The series chronicles the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920’s and 30’s. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she inherited a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.

New Release: SOUL OF THE WOLF by Judith Sterling

perf5.000x8.000.inddSOUL OF THE WOLF / The Novels of Ravenwood, Book 2 / by Judith Sterling

Historical Romance / Released April 12, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer.  She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man…until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.

A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss.  He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and wrench his focus from the ancient riddle his dying mother begged him to solve.  He’s a lone wolf, salving old wounds with endless work.  But Jocelyn stirs him as no woman ever has.

Their attraction is undeniable.  Their fates are intertwined.  Together, they must face their demons and bring light to a troubled land.

26488_1376520703706_7734619_nJUDITH STERLING’S love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Flight of the Raven and Soul of the Wolf are part of her medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood. Written under Judith Marshall, her nonfiction books–My Conversations with Angels and Past Lives, Present Stories–have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.

Book Excerpt: AN ANGEL’S REDEMPTION by Annalisa Russo

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Historical Romance / Released April 2013 by The Wild Rose Press

A thoroughly annoyed man jerked open the door, and she found herself looking up at a set of smoldering eyes. Powerful-looking, with broad shoulders, a muscled chest pulled at his crisp white tuxedo shirt. Fierce stony features and a heavy mane of near-black hair completed the picture. She saw keen, calculating intelligence but no sign of welcome in the depths of his silver eyes. Lips set in a thin disapproving line, he assessed her from head to toe with narrow-eyed thoroughness.

Faith ran a hand over her red curls and tucked a few loose tendrils back into the neat knot at the base of her neck, annoyed with herself for the flash of self-consciousness that surfaced.

A breath-stopping moment passed before she heard him say, “I beg your pardon. It’s a bit hectic here today. Family wedding and all. What can I do for you?”

A tuxedoed butler? Pretty high in the instep. Perhaps she could secure a donation for her clinic if she played her cards right. She flashed a brilliant smile. “I’m here to see Mrs. Cavelli.”

She saw his glance at her black satchel. “Whatever you’re selling, Mrs. Cavelli isn’t receiving She’s been ill.” His deep voice held the certainty of being obeyed.

The man began to shut the door, but not before she noticed a quick critique of her more feminine assets. Heat rose to her cheeks and she took a step backward. “I beg your pardon?”

Scowling, the man pulled several bills from his pocket, grasped her hand, and folded her fingers over the money. “Pick out something for Mrs. Cavelli and leave it with Amos round back at the kitchen door.”

He shut the door firmly in her face.

cjh_3201cdAnnalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels based in the 20th century. Her first series was completed with the release of Angel Boy, the fourth book of The Cavelli Angel Saga. The series chronicles the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920’s and 30’s. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she inherited a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.