From the moment Cindra is born, misshapen and ill-formed in face and body, her beautiful mother hides her away, allowing the world to see only her other three perfect children. Cindra, raised by an aged nurse and assigned humble duties in the kitchen, receives little affection and plenty of abuse from both her mother and sisters. Starved for beauty, she longs most of all for love.
Prince Rupert, newly returned from an education outside the kingdom and forced to take over duties as king, sees the beauty of Cindra’s spirit. In her sister-in-law’s garden, he courts her with rare flowers and nearly makes her forget her mother’s hate. But when war tears them apart, will Cindra have the courage to stand on her own? And when faced with the challenge of leading Rupert’s subjects through a siege, will the strength of her compassion be enough to sustain a kingdom?
Stars in the Morning
Landmarks Series, The Erie Canal
Accused of ruining Mae Ballard and faced with a shotgun wedding, Jefferson Lind knows exactly who’s to blame. He’s been taking the fall for Jedediah’s sins as long as he can remember. Mae’s a shrieking shrew, and he hasn’t seen
Jed, his identical twin, since they worked digging the Erie Canal together. If he’d been ordered to marry Mae’s sweet
younger sister Rosie, instead, he sure wouldn’t complain.
Rosie’s the only member of her family who believes Jeff, and she’d go to any lengths to free him from her sister’s clutches. But when Jedediah turns up with violent thugs on his tail, things quickly grow more dangerous. Gamblers from Buffalo seize
both sisters as hostages, prompting a daring impersonation.
Can Jeff and Jed shed their troubled past and win the hearts of the women they love?
I am thrilled about the release of this story, set in Newfoundlandwhere my mother was born and featuring the Celtic music I love!
Brendan O’Rourke hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep since he arrived back at the family home in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The famed Celtic fiddler’s being haunted by the ghost of his great-grandfather, Charlie, who’s bent on keeping Brendan from
ruining his life with the same selfish choice he made between music and the woman he loved.
Grace Dawe was finished with Brendan O’Rourke eight years ago when he chose music over their relationship.
So why can’t she look at him now without going weak in the knees? And why, when he offers everything she’s ever wanted,
is she considering his welfare above her own? Not until a beautiful old tune shows them the true meaning of love will they find
a way to play their own song.
Stephen Longstreet has been charged with a task: find out who’s been borrowing his Uncle Anthony’s greatest invention, a time machine, without permission. He never expects the miscreant to be a lovely, red-haired woman, or that in apprehending her one dark night he’ll fall into the contraption and travel through time with her. But once he’s met Bridgetta Maguire and discovered her powerful mission, his heart refuses to let him turn away.
Bridgetta isn’t sure how or why the time machine she stumbled upon in a yard in Warsaw, Poland works. She just knows that in a desperate moment she flipped the dials and whipped through time to the workshop where she met Stephen. She can’t let Stephen, or her attraction to him, deter her from using the time machine again. Precious young lives are at stake, and to the mothers of Warsaw, Bridgetta represents the sole hope of saving their children.
Fleeing the Nazis, with Stephen badly injured and the time machine damaged, Stephen, Bridgetta and their charges are flung back and forward through time. Is there a way to repair the time machine and win a future together, even though they were born so many years apart?
When scandal erupts around editor Adam Bevens at his big-city newspaper, he accepts his uncle’s offer to fill in at a small-town paper in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He doesn’t anticipate hostile employees, the chance to encounter extraterrestrials or the possibility of a Sasquatch sighting. He definitely never expects to get hooked on the coffee from the local diner, or the company of zany, fiery feature writer, Coleen Collins.
Coleen thinks she’s perfectly capable of running Tomorrow’s News while her boss is away, and doesn’t understand why he’s brought Adam in. Could it be an effort to tame her wild imagination and her tendency to run away with her stories? Her head tells her she should start a campaign to chase Adam out of town. Her heart begins telling her there just might be a much bigger issue at hand. Because when the big city meets the back woods, something has to give.