Ahoy mates! Calling all Swashbucklers, pirates, and those who love High Sea adventures. Karen Perkins has penned a unique series.
You'll sail from the colonial Massachusetts Bay to the Caribbean along with Gabriella Berryngton. A fourteen year old seeks a release from her depressed home-life. Thinking being sold in a marriage arrangement by her father would be an answer to her prayers she sail away to her unknown groom...
She discovered marriage is not the bed of roses she expected. And so the saga begins...
In Look Sharpe:
You will pick up with the story of Lord Henry Rowleston. The Lord faces his reality on his father's deathbed. He faces financial ruin. He hopes a journey to his uncle in the Caribbean is the answer to his problem. Ah alas, they are not. Now under the name Henry Sharpe he learns that his uncle isn't his salvation. But, maybe his damnation instead.
Karen Perkins has down a bang up job with her characters. She also has brought to life the realities that might have been, so many years ago aboard a sailing ship that hunted and plundered. She uses the first person narrative well. Each book in the series has it's own original feel.
Lovers of the historical high seas and it's ships or just an island lover you might just want to try one of her books in the “ The Valkyrie Series”
link to her Amazon books list > HERE
Her Facebook page > Here
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Ever find a diamond in the rough? What I found wasn't a diamond and is wasn't rough. It was book that seems to have not been discovered.
I found this author named Angie Troubador She has a three books out and all seem to be within a year or so. My heart went pit-a patter course when I found she had written an American historical romance ( ok- no secret here my Favorite genre) I was doubly rewarded for this one was a freebie.
Angie Troubador does a BANG up job. Lady Eloise and Fur Trader I believe is her first one. It has every element a good historical romance should have and than some.
She has a talent with description. My reader screen only gave me the first few words of her first paragraph. She did so well I finished it, in my mind, before I turned the page. In two sentences I knew I would be in love with the hero. Turning the pages the tale just got better and better.
Ms. Troubador also has way to carry you along as baits and teases the reader making us squirm in our chair rooting for the hero and heroine to discover – what all true Romance stories are about. She accomplishes this tastefully with style and grace.
I can only wish this author the best and may many readers discover her books.
Here's her bio:
Angie Troubador was raised on a farm in rural Michigan. She received her Bachelor's degree in history and relocated with her husband to the city. A history buff, she spends her free time exploring forts, battlefields, and ghost towns. She loves imaging how settlers lived and loved. In her youth, she was often accused of having a wild imagination and wandering mind. In writing, she found an outlet for her creativity.
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I just finished Ms. Rogers' new book. What's not to like about it, if you're a fan of the Historical Western Romance genre. (Even if you're not.) The search is on for the missing Patrick. Our hero and heroine travel between cities as time begins to run out. The mode of transportation; the railroad of course. It is Silverton, Colorado June 13, 1883. Trust me, you'll shake out your clothes and want to wash the soot from your hair as her vivid descriptions make you think you're riding along.
Let Ms. Rogers takes you on this journey. I promise you'll enjoy the slow build as the characters come alive and you begin to root for your favorites. She has thrown in a twist or two to keep you surprised. Who doesn't like that. There is only one warning... Spoiler Alert...When your finished reading “Sleight of Hearts” don't believe you know how to play poker and gamble your money away. Leave that to the professionals like Burke and Patrick.
Here's where to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Sleight-High-Stakes-Heroes-Jacquie-Rogers-ebook/dp/B00FMZYP5Y
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Through Lisa's Eye looks at Kit Morgan's book, and the first thing I thought of when I saw the cover of
His Prairie Princess was its simplicity followed immediately by its purity.
His Prairie Princess manages to fulfill both expectations admirably. Ms. Kit Morgan starts us right in the middle of Sadie Jones' dilemma tied to a chair. One she recklessly brought upon herself being a strong willed female. Sadie needs a hero and fortunately for her there's one hiding under the cabin's porch.
Harrison Cooke our hero does come to the rescue. Sadie, however is on a mission and the tiny town of Clear Creek doesn't seem to be able to prevent Sadie from finding herself in need of a hero again. There is no stopping Harrison from coming to his princess's rescue even if he feels less than adequate to reach out and claim her.
Here's some good advice from the town's Doctor on courting:
Doc saw the determined gleam in his eye. “That’s it boy! Go get her! Don’t let those fancy manners you MA beat into you spoil a good thing! She’ll be more of a mind to let you court her if she knows how you feel!”
“Court her? What happened to staking a claim?”
“All women want to be courted at least a week before they get married out here.”
A week might be right in courting, but I wouldn't wait that long before you try His Prairie Princess by Kit Morgan. An entertaining story that will keep your interest without offending anyone.
And then there are three (oops now4) more waiting for you to enjoy in the series.
Little information about Kit Morgan:
Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, was written for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet stories that depict a strong sense of family and community.
'His Prairie Princess' is the first of the Prairie Brides books and the first in the series of a long line of stories about Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the whackiest little towns in the old west! Get to know the townsfolk in Clear Creek and come sit a spell!
If you like Kit Morgan's books then you might also like the Time Master Book series written under Geralyn Beauchamp and can be found on amazon.
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Thanks for passing by Through Lisa's Eyes and dilly dallaling a spell. I love the Historical Romances. My favorites are the American and Western Frontier. That's why I dabble in it and why so much of what I share is in the genre.
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Over the weekend I read, ‟ 12 Long stem Roses ‟ by Bruce Goldwell. I wasn’t sure what to feel for awhile. I will now admit I skipped over a few scenes. Not because they were bad, mind you, but because they weren’t.
His writing makes you feel like your in the room observing, like the proverbially ‘Fly on the wall.’ Since, this is an expression of events, and at time graphic, dealing with the love of his life I felt I was intruding on personal moments. Weird, I know, but he’s the one that did his job as a writer that well.
‟12 Long Stem Roses’ will if you have suffered from the pangs of real life will reinforce the fact that life does go on. His experiences show that we do heal for setbacks and many times it’s another person that gives us the strength to see the future from a better self-assured angle.
Bruce Goldwell story will remind us that men have feelings too. Strong feeling that at times they don’t show due to fear of rejection.
The story isn’t too long, so takes a few minutes from your day to read and rediscover the emotions you feel when you discovered what is was like to realize the real first time you loved someone.
A very interesting read. If you like to read snappy fast witted books, then I got one for you or rather Philip Whiteland does. I found I like these type of stories if done correctly and Mr. Whiteland proves he has the skill to pull it off.
Jambalaya is a fast pace read to take you away from the humdrum day. You have to like to move from characters to narrator and back with ease to follow some of his great puns.
I would have titled the book- The misadventures of Miss Celany Garden. But, no matter she gets her man in the end on the story. So if your into her heaving bosoms or his tight firm.... Ain’t no spoilers here.
Whether you on the side of the North or South..
"Jambalaya” by Philip Whitehead just might be the quirky fun read you’ve been looking for.
Purchase link...Check it out for a surprise. http://www.amazon.com/Jambalaya-ebook/dp/B0093JOMPI/ref=la_B004SBQSHG_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368744724&sr=1-2
Philip is a 58 year old university lecturer in Human Resource Management. He doesn't tend to tell too many people about this as he is acutely aware of their eyes glazing over as he speaks.He has occasionally been accused of humour. "Steady Past Your Granny's" was Philip's first, self-published, collection of 'nostalgedy' stories. Closely followed by 'Crutches for Ducks' which continued the memoirs. Has just published his first foray into full-length humorous fiction, 'Jambalaya'.
Wheezer And The Shy Coyote by Kitty Sutton
This is the second book by Ms. Sutton I have read. For the second times she has managed to shared a story to keep our interest while educating us about a sad time in history.
As the story opens we are introduced to a coyote that happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Soon, Ms. Sutton has us feeling in depth the confusion and sadness of loosing a life long mate.
Sasa and Wheezer don’t realized they are being watched, or should I say Sasa doesn’t realize. And so, Ms. Sutton brings us up to date on the characters we met in her first book.
If I came call it, ‘fictionalized truth,’ we are entertained by the story. Yet we are or should be ashamed of the greed some people went to make a dollar at the expense of other people’s happiness or even their lives. While men in responsible places in history turned their backs.
Wheezer and The Shy Coyote is a love story, a suspenseful, educational and delightful tale, that should not be missed.
Here's where you can get your own copy.
Lesson Learned... ‟Never judge a book by it’s cover or title. I saw this book as it did the rounds on the internet. My first impression was it’s about a childhood fable. WRONG.
‟Wheezer and the Painted Frog” by Kitty Sutton is for anyone with a heart.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of the many people who’s lives were or are full of suffering and heartache. Kitty will do that, so gently you’ll flip through the pages one after another with true earnest to see what happens next.
The story might be told from a young person’s prospective and Wheezer the dog might be the hero but any similarity to a child’s tale stops there. A Drama and Murder mystery set at the end of the dark Trail of Tears march.
You will discover an emotional ride as she builds slowly to a story about loss of loved ones, the cruelty of greed, and the lengths people will go to accomplish and hide such facts.
Kitty Sutton does this as we face our country’s own history during a dark time for those affected by it and those who ignored its happening. She weaves the historic elements to perfection. She made me wonder if her fictional parts were closer to the truth than recorded history. Not to be ignored there’s a touch of romance and a smidgen of justice for some.
Reading ‟Wheezer and the Painted Frog” will be time well spent.
Excuse me while I go read, ‟Wheezer and the Shy Coyote.”
PS. I tried to come up with a different cover shot or title: funny nothing else works better than the way Ms. Sutton has done it.
Here's the purchase links for both books.