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Connect Five Friday : Hearts

This first week of Feb we celebrate : Hearts in Historical Romances ( kindle unlimited books

A lady willing to do anything to escape death. A long-lost earl determined to stay adrift. Fates meet and a cursed journey to bring her home begins, sparking to life a surprising passion that will consume both of them.

Miss Ella Ward, the daughter of a poor seamstress, has always dreamed of becoming a dress designer and catching the eye of even the most prominent figures in London. However, when her beloved father dies, she dedicates herself to working by her mother’s side, to make ends meet. Her luck will finally change when a young lady becomes astonished by her talent and hires her as her personal dressmaker, spiralling her into a world she only dreamed of joining. It won’t be long until Ella’s world turns upside down once again, when she meets the lady’s charming brother and becomes unable to stop daydreaming about his sparking gaze. Will Ella manage to survive and find love in a world that is totally unknown to her? Could she truly have the fairytale ending that any other girl of her class would die for?

Indigo is a beautiful young girl who has spent most of her life learning how to heal ill people, with the dream of becoming a doctor like her father. However, her world gets shattered when cholera breaks out and she is forced to leave immediately to become a mail order bride in the West. Her life will take an unfortunate turn once again, though, when she finds out that her husband-to-be is dead. While she decides to keep it a secret and find out more about the dubious circumstances of his tragic death, fate brings her before doctor Gregory whose face seems rather familiar…Their interest in medicine soon brings them closer together, and she finds herself utterly charmed. Will her secret life keep her from following her dreams?

Enslaved Handmaiden Finds Love and Freedom in the Viking Warrior Adventure Love’s Captive Heart by Phoebe Conn

920(AD), Land of the Danes
Though she is the beloved handmaiden of Viking lord Raktor’s spoiled daughter, Celiese d’Loganville is a slave in a gilded cage. When her mistress refuses to wed a man rumored to be horribly disfigured, Celiese seizes her chance for freedom—maybe even love.
Mylan Vandahl has no need of a wife who pities him. But the enchanting—and perplexing—young woman, who fears him and boldly ignores his scars, arouses a need to soothe and tenderly seduce.
But after a wedding night of unparalleled passion, the rising dawn reveals Celeise’s treachery. Now in the fight of her life, for her dream of home and family, Celeise must find a way to heal Mylan’s shattered trust.

Claire is a rich and spoiled girl with a heart of gold, living luxuriously in New York. Suddenly, her status and money are wiped from reality and she is left feeling lost and embarrassed when her father is arrested for corruption. In a desperate attempt to get rid of the humiliation she is now experiencing, she decides to respond to a sheriff’s mail-order-bride ad. Although she is fond of husband-to-be at first, her world comes crashing down around her once again, as she realizes

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The Secrets of Colchester Hall

 


Paranormal Regency Romance

Release Date: January 12, 2021



As one of six possible candidates vying for Viscount Sterling’s hand, Lady Angelica has been invited to stay at his grand manor for a week-long house party. But an unpleasant feeling lurks within Colchester Hall. It’s almost as if someone’s watching Angelica just beyond the edge of her vision. And while she tries to explain the chill creeping up behind her as merely a draft, she can’t shake the feeling that something disturbing might be at play.

When Sterling decides she’s the woman he wants, can Angelica accept her new home and the sinister secrets she fears it might hold, or will she give up on true love because of what could prove to be nothing more than her own imagination?

NOTE: This novella was previously included in the anthology, Wicked Liasons



About The Author


Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian with varying degrees of fluency. But, most impressive of all, she’s been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.


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The Formidable Earl

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Diamonds In The Rough, Book 6  

Regency Romance  

Release Date: November 17, 2020 


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He’s breaking the rules for one woman, and coming dangerously close to falling in love…   

Simon Nugent, Earl of Fielding, knows he’s flawed. He’s arrogant, possessive, and haunted by a terrible choice he made long ago. So when a former friend’s daughter gives him the chance to do a good deed, he grabs it. Except he’d like to grab her as well and teach her a thing or two about kissing. If only she weren’t so damn stubborn.  

Ida Strong wants one thing – justice on behalf of her father. She has no room for anything else, in spite of her growing and (at times) inexplicable attraction toward a certain earl. But for a woman who knows what betrayal tastes like, placing her trust in others is hard. Risking her heart, would be downright foolish. Until it’s the only thing that seems to make sense. 

 


  

Other Books in the Diamonds In The Rough Series: 

   

 A Most Unlikely Duke  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 1   

 

The Duke of Her Desire  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 2   

 

The Illegitimate Duke  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 3   

 

The Infamous Duchess  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 4 

   

The Forgotten Duke  

Diamonds In The Rough, Book 5 

  

Series Link 

 


 

About the Author

Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she’s been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.  

When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.  

             

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 Starting Out As A Writer – 5 Things You Should Know

There are a lot more than five things aspiring authors should know, so I’ll try to mention the ones I think might be most helpful.

First, the competition is fierce, so you should expect to struggle and to have days where you’d like nothing more than to call it quits. Few writers are lucky enough to be the next J.K Rowling or Diana Gabaldon. For most, it’s extremely hard and lonely work, so you need to be passionate about the stories you want to tell and stick with it. Fierce determination has been my own superpower for the past nine years.

Second, whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, understanding the building blocks of a good story, from inciting moment to climax, will increase your chance of success. I think of writing as a constant learning experience where perfection will always remain out of reach, but knowing how to plot is a great foundation for any writer starting out. After that, keep adding to your knowledge by learning about scenes and sequels, character arcs, engaging dialogue, hooks, and so much more.

Third, writing a book within a reasonable time frame is do-able if you create a schedule for yourself. All successful writers have one, whether it’s a number of hours or a fixed word count per day. I used to write at least 3,000 words per day but have recently reduced that to 2,000. Still, this means I can get the first draft of a full length (80-90,000 word) book written within eight to nine weeks without having to write on weekends. This helps me plan out my year – and yes, I do have a publishing schedule for the whole year. It includes writing, publishing, editing, and marketing plans for each month.

Fourth, you don’t need a publisher. Indie publishing has really taken off in recent years with indie authors often beating the authors from big publishing houses on various bestseller lists. I can’t say I regret being with Avon because that would be very dishonest. They taught me a lot and helped me gain recognition. But, leaving my publisher has given me more freedom. The books I now publish aren’t tied to a contract, I’m free to market them as I please, and my royalty percentage is higher. Plus, I can make my own deadlines, which is less stressful since it allows me to shift, rotate, make changes, as needed.

Lastly, if you think being an author means you’re only going to write, think again. You’ll also have to be a publicist. If you don’t learn how to market your books and put in the effort doing so, your book will most likely disappear into obscurity. Being on social media, hosting giveaways, creating memes, participating in virtual promo tours, building your newsletter subscriber list, and getting reviews, are key elements to success. There’s a ton of information about all of this online, so if you’re serious about becoming an author, I would suggest you do your research and take all the free courses out there.

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Connect Five Friday : Thanksgiving

Connect Five Friday is all about Thanksgiving ! Check out these books with Thanksgiving in the title .

Once Upon a Thanksgiving & Married by Christmas :

Enjoy three holiday stories of love and faith.

Season of Bounty by Linda Ford

At first glance, privileged Kathleen Sanderson and cowboy Buck Donahue couldn’t be more different. Yet the bond between Buck and his adopted son awakens a wish in Kathleen for a family of her own—and a future they can build together.

Home for Thanksgiving by Winnie Griggs

All that stands between Ruby Anne Tuggle and a fresh start is an escort to Tyler, Texas. Rancher Griff Lassiter is too kind to refuse, but too wary of being hurt again to offer anything but friendship. Then a fever forces an unexpected detour and a chance to find the place they both belong…

Married by Christmas by Karen Kirst

When Caleb O’Malley appears—gravely wounded—at Rebecca Thurston’s Smoky Mountain cabin, she can’t turn him away. To protect both their reputations, Caleb proposes. Neither of them wants to tie the knot, but as Rebecca and Caleb spend time together, will they find there’s more to their marriage than convenience?

The Thanksgiving Bride :

Jane Percy is a wealthy young woman who has always lived a luxurious life. Thanks to her parents, she believes it is the only lifestyle worth living, and she refuses to even consider any alternatives.

But there is a problem, a problem she has known for a while but is unable to do anything about. Though she is destined to inherit the fortune one day, times have been hard, and there might not be a fortune for her after all.

Natalie’s Thanksgiving Surprise:

After finding out that her father’s old enemy was intent on destroying the fortune left to her, Natalie McClure formulates a plan.

Agreeing to marry Richard Crandall, a tough ranch owner in Nevada, she flees Boston before Thanksgiving with a careful plan tucked away in her mind.

One Lonely Thanksgiving :

Some Thanksgivings are meant to last a lifetime.

It’s Thanksgiving 1905 and Margie Thornton is deserted for the holiday
by her uncle’s family. She expects to be alone for Thanksgiving, but God
has other plans.

The Thanksgiving Courtship :

Thanksgiving should be a joyful season—but not for Mary Shrock. She’d always planned to marry David—never even considered doing anything else with her life. Two weeks before their wedding, David runs off to marry another woman. That was a year ago, and Mary is still feeling the shock and humiliation.

Thanks for stopping in this Friday and have a Happy Thanksgiving…. Lisa

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The Last Christmas Cowboy

Will this brooding Gold Valley cowboy find redemption this Christmas?

Cowgirl Rose Daniels is determined to play matchmaker to ensure her beloved sister will meet someone under the mistletoe. She enlists the reluctant help of family friend Logan Heath, but his insistence that she doesn’t understand chemistry is exasperating. Until they share one electrifying moment that shows her exactly what chemistry is all about, and it becomes outrageously, irresistibly intriguing…

Logan hates the holidays. They are a painful reminder of the family he lost and a time of year he always wants to spend on his own. But Rose refuses to let him. Logan’s worked for years to keep his attraction to her under wraps—she’s his best friend’s youngest sister and she couldn’t be more off-limits. He’s the last cowboy that innocent Rose should ever kiss, but this Christmas, maybe Logan will become the only cowboy she’ll ever want.

Net Galley Review :

Maisey Yates delivers all the good feels and a happy ending while exploring such things as the nature of family and dealing with loss. Something I am dealing with myseilf at this time and this book is the perfect blend of life needed for the holiday season…. Lisa

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The Formidable Earl

Diamonds In The Rough, Book 6  

Regency Romance  

Release Date: November 17, 2020 


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He’s breaking the rules for one woman, and coming dangerously close to falling in love…   

Simon Nugent, Earl of Fielding, knows he’s flawed. He’s arrogant, possessive, and haunted by a terrible choice he made long ago. So when a former friend’s daughter gives him the chance to do a good deed, he grabs it. Except he’d like to grab her as well and teach her a thing or two about kissing. If only she weren’t so damn stubborn.  

Ida Strong wants one thing – justice on behalf of her father. She has no room for anything else, in spite of her growing and (at times) inexplicable attraction toward a certain earl. But for a woman who knows what betrayal tastes like, placing her trust in others is hard. Risking her heart, would be downright foolish. Until it’s the only thing that seems to make sense. 

 


  

Other Books in the Diamonds In The Rough Series: 

   

 A Most Unlikely Duke  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 1   

 

The Duke of Her Desire  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 2   

 

The Illegitimate Duke  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 3   

 

The Infamous Duchess  

Diamonds in the Rough, Book 4 

   

The Forgotten Duke  

Diamonds In The Rough, Book 5 

  

Series Link 

 


 

About the Author

Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she’s been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.  

When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.  

             

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Nothing Short of Wondrous

It is 1886, and the government has given the US Cavalry control of Yellowstone. For widowed hotelier Kate Tremaine, the change is a welcome one. She knows every inch of her wilderness home like the back of her hand and wants to see it protected from poachers and vandals.

Refused a guide by Congress, Lieutenant William Prescott must enlist Kate’s aid to help him navigate the sprawling park and track down the troublemakers. But a secret from his past makes him wary of the tender feelings the capable and comely widow raises in him. As they work together to protect the park and stand firm through injustice and tragedy, they may just find that two wounded hearts can share one powerful love when God is in control.

Net Galley Book Review:

This was a new author for me but the book is warm and joyful. The characters are well drawn. The romance is deeply satisfying and I felt as though I’ve visited the park myself in this book. This will be an author that I will keep my eye on for up coming books.. Lisa

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Magnar Review Tour

Magnar

by Mary Morgan

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GENRE:   Historical, Scottish, Vikings Paranormal Romance

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BLURB:

Known as the Barbarian, Magnar MacAlpin is a fierce ruler for those under his command. As leader of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland, his loyalty and obedience lies with Scotland. However, the king’s last demand is not something Magnar will tolerate.

After Elspeth Gunn’s brother the Chieftain of Castle Steinn is murdered, she flees with her nephew, and finds safety amongst a band of men who are rumored to be part wolf. When the king forces her to wed a heathen Northman, she fears losing her heart and soul not only to the man, but the beast as well.

In order to restore peace to a shattered clan, Magnar and Elspeth travel a treacherous path that challenges their beliefs. When evil seeks to destroy ancient traditions, will Magnar be compelled to restrain his wolf or allow him free to protect those he loves?

My Book Review :

As a first time reader of this author I liked the fact that the the shifting of the wolves was not the biggest part of the story. Magnar’s and Elspeth’s story is a love story that starts off rocky. As the story unfolds, they fall in love with each other, despite all the danger that threatens them. I love the concept that Ms. Morgan established with wolves. And look forward to reading more of this series in future books. Lisa

EXCERPT :

He gritted his teeth—her words sparked outrage from his inner beast. Glancing over his shoulder, he offered, “Then which would you prefer? Halvard or me? Make your choice, Elspeth. Did you not consider I do not favor this union either?”

Confusion marred her features. She fisted her hands on her hips and glanced upward. “Did you argue against this marriage with King William?”

“Aye.”

“Yet he convinced you?”

“Aye.”

When she returned her gaze to him again, resolve and a bit of stubbornness filled them. “Why, Magnar?”

 “The king will permit me to continue with my duties with the elite guard, including an important task which requires my attention after our marriage.”

Chewing on her bottom lip, she nodded slowly. “Then you will be absent most months from Steinn?”

“Most assuredly, and when I am there, Erik will be my focus.”

Her face softened as she moved slowly toward Magnar. “Therefore this marriage is in name only for Erik’s protection, aye?”

Annoyed with the direction of his thoughts, he looked away. How Magnar longed to tell the lie on the tip of his tongue. The word ached to be released. He turned and stared into her jeweled eyes in an attempt to offer her any hope of what she wanted to hear.

When she placed a hand on his arm, she whispered, “Tell me honestly, Magnar.”

He swallowed and removed her hand from his arm. Placing it securely over his heart, he stated, “Our marriage will be binding in all ways, Elspeth—in name and body. You may worship your God and I shall do so with mine, but ken this, you will be mine completely.”

Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author, Mary Morgan resides in Northern California with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

 
Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.

Connect with Mary at these places:

WEBSITE/BLOG:  https://www.marymorganauthor.com/

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Buy Links for MAGNAR, The Wolves of Clan Sutherland, Book 1:

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Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Magnar-Wolves-Clan-Sutherland-Book-ebook/dp/B08DCDYT4S/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08DCDYT4S/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08DCDYT4S/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/magnar-mary-morgan/1137387079

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/magnar/id1525101008

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE: Mary Morgan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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A Duke for Miss Townsbridge


The Townsbridges, Book 4

Historical Regency Romance

Release Date: October 20, 2020


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She threatens to conquer his heart…

When Matthew Donovan, Duke of Brunswick, proposes to Sarah Townsbridge, she’s shocked. After all, she’s never met him before. One thing is clear though – he obviously needs help. So after turning him down, she decides to get to know him better, and finds out she’s right. But fixing a broken man is not the same as adopting a puppy. Least of all when the man in question has no desire to be saved.

Matthew has his mind set on Sarah. Kind and energetic, she’ll make an excellent mother. Best of all, her reclusiveness is sure to make her accept the sort of marriage he has in mind – one where they live apart. The only problem is, to convince her, they must spend time together. And the more they do, the more he risks falling prey to the one emotion he knows he must avoid at all cost: love.





Other Books in The Townsbridges Historical Romance Series:



When Love Leads To Scandal

The Townsbridges, Book 1

Release Date: February 2019



Two people fated to be together…

Recently engaged to the Earl of Langdon, Lady Bethany is content with the knowledge that she’s made a wonderful match for herself. Until a chance encounter with a handsome stranger makes her wish she was still unattached – a sentiment that grows even stronger when circumstance causes her to spend more time in this gentleman’s company.

And the duty that threatens to come between them…

Charles Townsbridge is not prepared to learn that the mystery woman he met in the park, the very same woman he cannot get out of his head, is in fact his best friend’s fiancée. Determined to do the right thing, he tasks himself with quashing the attraction, only to discover that the heart cannot be so easily controlled.

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Lady Abigail’s Perfect Match

The Townsbridges, Book 2

Release Date: October 2019


A kiss can cure any ailment…

Lady Abigail has been infatuated with Mr. James Townsbridge for three years. But when she is finally introduced to him, she finds him arrogant and rude. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop her heart from racing or her stomach from flip-flopping while in his presence. In fact, being near him makes her feel somewhat ill. Which complicates matters when they are suddenly forced to marry.

James doesn’t like the aloof young lady to whom he has recently been introduced. And since he has a blistering headache, he doesn’t have the patience for someone who clearly doesn’t want to be in his company. But when she lands in his lap and he accidentally rips her gown, his duty is clear. Now James must try to get along with his awful fiancée, or risk living unhappily ever after. But is that possible?

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Falling for Mr. Townsbridge

The Townsbridges, Book 3

Release Date: July 21, 2020


He knows he ought to forget her…

When William Townsbridge returns from Portugal and meets Eloise Lamont, the new cook his mother has hired, he’s instantly smitten. The only problem of course is that she’s a servant – completely off limits for a gentleman with an ounce of honor. But as they become better acquainted, William starts to realize he must make Eloise his. The only question is how.

Eloise loves her new position. But William Townsbridge’s arrival threatens everything, from her principles to her very heart. Falling for her employer’s son would be monumentally stupid. All it can lead to is ruin, not only for the present, but for her entire future. So then the simplest solution would be to walk away. But can she?

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About The Author


Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she’s been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.


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Timeless Thursday

Today I am featuring Historical romance – making these books timeleess.

#timelessthursday

September Reads :

Her Night with the Duke

(Clandestine Affairs #1)

by Diana Quincy (Goodreads Author) 4.23  ·   Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  25 reviewsDesire knows no reason…

When Lady Delilah Chambers finds herself stranded at a country inn on a rain-swept evening, she’s forced to fend off a group of ruffians with the help of a handsome gentleman. Irresistibly drawn to each other, Leela and the stranger spend one reckless night in each others’ arms—and then go their separate ways. But, the very next day, Leela receives the shock of her life when she meets the duke who is set on wedding her beloved stepdaughter.

When it finds two destined hearts…

One night isn’t enough with a woman as fierce, fiery, and brilliant as Leela. Elliot Townsend, Duke of Huntington, cannot believe his good fortune when their chance encounter leads to an unforgettable evening of passion. Yet Hunt’s luck runs out when he is introduced to his prospective mother-in-law. Dowagers aren’t supposed to look like this…

Leela and Hunt are determined to keep each other at arm’s length, which should be easy enough for two intelligent adults with reputations to uphold. The problem is, all logic is lost when it comes to a passion that refuses to be ignored.

Beholden

(The Fairest Maidens #1)

by Jody Hedlund (Goodreads Author) 4.69  ·   Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  11 reviewsIn a land where being the fairest maiden is a curse . . .

A beautiful noblewoman with a terrible secret, and a prince subjected to slavery.

Upon the death of her wealthy father, Lady Gabriella is condemned to work in Warwick’s gem mine. As she struggles to survive the dangerous conditions, her kindness and beauty shine as brightly as the jewels the slaves excavate. While laboring, Gabriella plots how to avenge her father’s death and stop Queen Margery’s cruelty.

Prince Vilmar of Scania enslaves himself in Warwick’s gem mine as part of a royal test to prove himself the most worthy of three brothers to become the king’s successor. Amidst the hardships, he doesn’t anticipate his growing compassion for the other slaves, especially tenderhearted Gabriella.

As the annual summer ball looms nearer, Gabriella sets into motion her plan to end Queen Margery’s evil. When Vilmar learns of Gabriella’s intentions, he resolves to come to her aid and fight against Warwick’s queen. But doing so may require him to give up his chance of becoming Scania’s next king, perhaps even cost him his life.

The real Cinderella story.

The Fairest Maidens
Book 1: Beholden (Sept 2020)
Book 2: Beguiled (Oct 2020)
Book 3: Besotted (Nov 2020) (less)

Add these too your Goodreads shelf now …. Lisa